Private Journal Workshop-Coaching

Saw Whet OwlDrawing is a skill and you can master it. I offer private one-on-one instruction customized for your interests and skill level. This personalized one-on-one workshop will help you take your field sketching and nature drawing to the next level. If you know what techniques or subjects you would like to focus on, we can target these skill areas.If you just feel stuck and are looking for the key to the next level, it helps to begin with a portfolio review to help establish your strengths and weaknesses. Based on this overview we develop mini workshops to target skills that will most dramatically improve your work.

  • Supportive portfolio review and critique to help you see the strengths you can build on, document your progress, and identify areas to focus on to further improve your work.
  • Focused instruction on the areas or subjects of greatest interest and relevance to you and your development as a naturalist and journal keeper. Possible subjects and techniques for private lessons include drawing birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, rocks, water, skies, and landscapes, showing depth, color mixing, fast pencil sketching, watercolor, colored pencil, and mixed media.

Private lessons are usually conducted from my home and studio in San Mateo and where appropriate, in the field. We can schedule classes at times that work for your schedule.