Fundamentals: Pencil Technique

Belvedere-Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd. , Tiburon

You can load your journal kit with expensive and fancy tools but few are as universal, versatile, handy and reliable as a graphite pencil. Learn how to get the most mileage out of your pencils and practice fundamental drawing skills. This workshop will establish a platform for work with any subject. We will investigate pencil

$20

The next step: Making your nature drawings come alive

Belvedere-Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd. , Tiburon

This workshop will be taught by the wonderful nature journaler and teacher Laurie Wigham. You’ve been working hard to make sense of the underlying structures: why a bird’s leg seems to bend backward in the middle or how to get the proportions right when you foreshorten those flower petals. It’s time to set aside all the careful measuring

$20

Composition

Belvedere-Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd. , Tiburon

A strong composition is the backbone of a successful drawing. In addition, creative composition will open alternative ways of seeing a subject and give you new and exciting avenues to explore in your art. Composition is not hard to master and with a few basic principles under your belt you will see a dramatic improvement in

$20

Introduction to Nature Journaling- Tiburon

Belvedere-Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd. , Tiburon

Have you always wanted to keep a nature journal or are you looking for ways to make your nature journaling a richer experience? In this workshop we will explore fundamental principles to jumpstart and extend your journaling practice. You will learn: Why to keep a nature journal and see examples of many ways to practice.

Field Sketching Basics-Tiburon

Belvedere-Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd. , Tiburon

So you want to draw but have not picked up a pencil since elementary school? This workshop is geared for the raw beginner who is terrified of sketching and is convinced that they can not draw. You can learn to draw. This workshop will show you how to begin. In this workshop you will learn:

Intentional Curiosity (Tiburon)

Belvedere-Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd. , Tiburon

“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Curiosity is not a trait you are born with. It is a skill that you can develop and refine with practice.It is more essential than any

Songbird Sketching (Tiburon)

Belvedere-Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd. , Tiburon

Would you like to sketch the birds at your feeder and garden? Learn basic techniques to get the bird on paper while it is still in front of you and how to fill out the drawing from memory and reference once it has flown the coop. In this workshop we will explore drawing songbrids from

The New Bird Drawing System (Tiburon)

Belvedere-Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd. , Tiburon

For years I have taught the same system to quickly sketch birds in the field. Over the last few months my approach has changed radically. I think I can now get you drawing better birds with fewer lines. This refined system will help you get the basic bird shapes with less trouble and will avoid some

Creative Lettering for Nature Journaling (Tiburon)

Belvedere-Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd. , Tiburon

Have you wanted ways to add creative lettering to your Nature Journal pages? Learn "you can do it" techniques from a real master. Meet the Instructor Deb Brady is a nature enthusiast, who has been working as a sign artist at Trader Joe's for the past 15 years and doing occasional freelance work in graphics and

Watercolor Pencils for Botanical Painting with Claudia Stevens (Tiburon)

Belvedere-Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd. , Tiburon

Note new location for this month's workshop!  Join Botanical Illustrator Claudia Stevens and the Nature Journal Club for a 1.5-hour workshop.  Through step by step demonstrations, you will learn foundation techniques and skills to carry into their next level of your art.  Bringing art to science: observation, attention to detail and plant structure, measurement, recording