How to Draw Hawks and Other Raptors

Edgewood Park Education Center 6 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City

Raptor migration season has started in the Bay Area. Over the next several months, birds of prey will be flooding through our area and stopping to catch a snack on the way. At rest, raptors make great subjects to draw. Learning some of the basics of their anatomy, proportions, patterns and ecology will help you

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Drawing Hawks in Flight

Edgewood Park Education Center 6 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City

In preparation for our Hawk Hill adventure, let's focus on how to draw soaring raptors. Learn relevant wing anatomy and the differences between the major groups of hawks. We will explore how to quickly block in flying hawks with a few lines. Get tricks to help you foreshorten the wings of soaring raptors and develop

How to Draw Mushrooms

Edgewood Park Education Center 6 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City

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

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Sketching Ducks and Waterfowl

Edgewood Park Education Center 6 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City

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

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Drawing Shorebirds

Edgewood Park Education Center 6 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City

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

Introduction to Drawing Mammals

Edgewood Park Education Center 6 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City

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

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Sketching Songbirds

Edgewood Park Education Center 6 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City

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

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Edgewood Park Nature Journaling Field Trip

Edgewood Park Education Center 6 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City

Let's discover springtime at Edgewood. Join us for a nature journaling adventure as we explore the wildflowers and spring landscape of Edgewood. Moderate hiking, spring wildflowers, and great views of the bay area. This will most likely be a smaller group so I will be able to work more closely with individuals on aspects of

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Naturalist Skills

Edgewood Park Education Center 6 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City

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

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How to Draw Trees

Edgewood Park Education Center 6 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City

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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