How to build a journal page (Oakland)

Junior Center of Art and Science 558 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, United States

Kristin Meuser will present her step by step process of building a nature journal, page element by element, as you travel through your nature experience. Where to begin? She starts by creating a flexible grid which encourages areas for a page titles, conditions notation, color matching dots, notes and poetry/prose, close up sketches as well Read More

Megafauna!!! How to draw large African animals (Oakland)

Junior Center of Art and Science 558 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, United States

Think big! Learn how to draw elephants, rhinos, giraffe, hippos and more. In this workshop we will get under the skin to understand the anatomy and major muscle groups of these large animals. Learn how skeleton and posture change to support great weight. We will also look at skin and fur texture and foreshortening animals. Read More

What’s in a Sky? (Oakland)

Junior Center of Art and Science 558 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, United States

What kind of blues are in that sky, and what kind of grays are in those clouds? What’s the one color you never want to put in your sky, not even in the most lurid sunset? How can you show the sun breaking through the clouds, when it’s so much brighter than the white of Read More

How to Draw A Forest (Oakland)

Junior Center of Art and Science 558 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, United States

Into the Woods! Just as you do not draw a tree by drawing a lot of leaves, you do not draw a forest by drawing a lot of trees. Learn how to suggest the feeling of a distant forest, including the skyline pattern, edge and texture. We will demonstrate techniques using pencil and watercolor. In Read More

Drawing Trees: Evergreens and Broad-leaved Trees (Oakland)

Junior Center of Art and Science 558 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, United States

This month we look at the whole tree. How do you draw overlapping branches, trunks, and foliage. We will take a close look at quick methods for suggesting leafy foliage and dense pine needles without getting lost in a leaf by leaf dissection. Learn how to use a flat brush to create foliage effects. Bring Read More

Drawing Trees: Leaves and Branches (Oakland)

Junior Center of Art and Science 558 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, United States

Let's Draw Trees! Over the next few months we will explore ways of drawing trees. This month we start up-close with leaves and branches. Fall is a fun time to look at leaves and after the leaves have fallen, each species has unique leaf scars and buds. Say goodby to the generic branch under the Read More

Sketching Skulls & Bones (Oakland)

Junior Center of Art and Science 558 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, United States

At once creepy and fascinating, the wonderful world of skulls and skeletons lies just below the surface of the living world. With the Halloween spirit still haunting us, and the dark winter nights setting in, now's the time to face our fears and seek out new insights from the realm of bony relics! In this Read More

Leaves of Grass Workshop (Oakland)

Junior Center of Art and Science 558 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, United States

"Oh, good scholar, I say to myself, how can you help but grow wise with such teachings as these— the untrimmable light of the world, the ocean’s shine, the prayers that are made out of grass?"  Mary Oliver Once you see the beauty of grass, you can lose yourself for hours in a vacant lot or quiet prairie. Learn how to make a careful scientific Read More

Creative Lettering for Nature Journaling (Oakland)

Junior Center of Art and Science 558 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, United States

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 Read More

The New Bird Drawing System (Oakland)

Junior Center of Art and Science 558 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, United States

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 Read More