Drawing Shorebirds

Building 1216, Fort Scott, Presidio 1216 Ralston Ave , San Francisco

The shorebird migration is on all over the Bay Area. Drawing shorebirds will train your eye to capture the subtlety and nuance of shape and the contrast of size. At high tide, shorebirds will flock together making comparison and sketching much easier. Learn the details of wader anatomy that are relevant for field sketchers and

How to Draw Trees

Building 1216, Fort Scott, Presidio 1216 Ralston Ave , San Francisco

Learn a variety of approaches to drawing coniferous and broadleaf trees. Learn how to make fast sketches to get the gestalt of a tree in moments with pencil or watercolor. Explore methods to capture the branching patterns and texture of foliage in more careful drawings. Make close-ups of the details of a tree by learning

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How to draw butterflies, dragonflies and the insects of summer

Building 1216, Fort Scott, Presidio 1216 Ralston Ave , San Francisco

Bugs are fun and they are everywhere! Learn how to draw insects and spiders in quick field studies. Develop these drawings into careful studies. Learn important anatomical characteristics to look for and to make your drawings more accurate. Learn the top mistakes that everyone makes and how to avoid them. We also will explore how

$20

Fundamentals: Pencil Technique

Building 1216, Fort Scott, Presidio 1216 Ralston Ave , San Francisco

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

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Two ways of drawing (NJC Workshop)

Building 1216, Fort Scott, Presidio 1216 Ralston Ave , San Francisco

When I draw, my brain flickers back and forth between two ways of seeing and thinking about my subject. On one had, I analyze the structure and play upon my knowledge of anatomy. On the other, I ignore the structure and attend to what I really see. I break down complex subjects into simple shapes. These

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A Rainbow of Colors from Three Primaries

Building 1216, Fort Scott, Presidio 1216 Ralston Ave , San Francisco

ou do not need a palette of a million colors if you understand the way colors mix. There is a lot of misinformation and dogma that confuses people when they try to mix colors. If you have ever accidentally mixed dull or muddy colors, it is not you. Learn how to create a rainbow of

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Drawing Trees in Pen and Ink: San Francisco

Building 1216, Fort Scott, Presidio 1216 Ralston Ave , San Francisco

Learn how to draw broadleaf and evergreen trees both from a distance and up close details (leaves, acorns, seed pods, and fruit). In addition to studying details of structure, we will explore shortcuts to help you get the form on paper and tricks to suggest dimension and volume. Two advantages of drawing in ink are

How to improve your handwriting- San Francisco

Building 1216, Fort Scott, Presidio 1216 Ralston Ave , San Francisco

Improve your handwriting with calligrapher and nature journal keeper JP Panter. Learn targeted techniques to improve the problem area that everyone shares. We will learn how to write in italic, a practical and flexible basic handwriting style which can be either printed or cursive. We will explore how different tools change the look and feel of what