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Colored Pencils For Field Sketching

Building 989 in the Presidio 1989 Long Ave., San Francisco, CA

Colored pencils are a terrific and easy to use tools for drawing in nature. Learn how to get the most of a small set of colored pencils and create a fast, portable, intuitive, and inexpensive sketching system. Learn how to apply and combine colors to create rich hues and smooth gradients. Learn to choose colors and Read More

$20

The fundamentals: essential drawing techniques

Building 989 in the Presidio 1989 Long Ave., San Francisco, CA

Drawing is not a gift or a talent. It is a skill that everyone can learn. In this workshop we will break down the essential drawing techniques that everyone should know. These methods are easily learned and are used all the time by professional and beginning artists. Learn how to draw straight lines and round circles. Unlock Read More

$20

How to Draw Insects (part 2)

Building 989 in the Presidio 1989 Long Ave., San Francisco, CA

Learn how to draw insects with transparent wings. Discover ways to handle foreshortened bodies and wings and draw the insects you see from any angle. Understand the way that insects walk to help you get the leg positions of moving insects and more! Join us for this hour and a half workshop. No experience necessary. Read More

$20

Naturalist Skills

Building 989 in the Presidio 1989 Long Ave., San Francisco, CA

xpand your naturalist bag of tricks and improve your ability to observe, document, and wonder. There is more to observing than looking hard. Learn ways to improve your observation skills and memory. Discover how to measure distances and heights and estimate numbers in large flocks. Learn your pace to accurately measure long distances. Bring your Read More

Free

Sketching Songbirds

Building 989 in the Presidio 1989 Long Ave., San Francisco, CA

How can you sketch the songbirds you discover along the trail or on your feeder at home? Those little birds seem to be always on the move but with a few tricks up your sleeve and knowledge of fundamental bird anatomy you can do it. Join us for a free hour and a half workshop Read More

Introduction to Drawing Mammals

Building 989 in the Presidio 1989 Long Ave., San Francisco, CA

Learn the basics of mammal anatomy that are relevant for the field sketcher. Discover how subtle differences in skeletal structure make big changes the way an animal looks. Learn a few critical muscles that are prominent beneath the fur. Discover tricks for suggesting the feel and depth of fur without drawing in every hair. We will Read More

Sketching Ducks and Waterfowl

Building 989 in the Presidio 1989 Long Ave., San Francisco, CA

Ducks and other waterfowl are extremely cooperative subjects. Yes they move, but they love napping if plain sight and will stick around for you to draw. Learn the details of duck anatomy that are relevant for field sketchers and bird artists. Discover tricks to get down the shape quickly and easily, even on a bird Read More

Free

How to Draw Mushrooms

Building 989 in the Presidio 1989 Long Ave., San Francisco, CA

Join us for a sketching workshop devoted to the gifts of the rain. It's mushroom time! Fungi are a delight to sketch and paint. Learn a simple approach to sketching mushrooms and some of the most common errors that can creep into your fungus sketching. We will explore techniques with graphite pencil, watercolor and colored Read More

Landscape Shortcuts- Water & Sky

Building 989 in the Presidio 1989 Long Ave., San Francisco, CA

Let's take a close look at common elements in landscapes and develop a range of strategies and concepts to quickly transfer what you see to paper. In this workshop we will explore how to draw and paint water (still lakes, open ocean, surf, waterfalls, and streams), skies (various types of clouds and sunsets), and broadleaf Read More

Free

Landscape Shortcuts

Building 989 in the Presidio 1989 Long Ave., San Francisco, CA

Landscape drawings still bogging down in detail? In this free workshop we will take a look at some common elements in landscape drawing and explore ways of quickly and accurately reproducing their textures, structure, and suggested detail. We will take a close look at ways of drawing clouds and skies, grasslands, woodlands, rocks, and water. Read More

Free