The Art of Field Sketching

Santa Cruz Arboretum 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

This will be a day of sketching and art instruction to jump start you in keeping your own field journal or re-inspire you to pick up your sketchbook again. We will examine tricks and techniques to help you simplify a complex flower shape, draw wildflowers in perspective, and simple ways to add color to your drawings in the field. Bring paper and pencil

$40 – $100

Thinking Like a Naturalist

Santa Cruz Arboretum 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

Learn how to get more out of every nature ramble. Developments in neuropsychology have opened doors in our understanding of the brain and cognition and how you can train yourself to see more and to be more curious about what you discover. Naturalist and illustrator John Muir Laws will demonstrate simple and fun techniques you

The Art of Field Sketching

Santa Cruz Arboretum 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

This will be a day of sketching and art instruction to jump start you in keeping your own field journal or re-inspire you to pick up your sketchbook again. We will examine tricks and techniques to help you simplify a complex flower shape, draw wildflowers in perspective, and simple ways to add color to your drawings in the field.

$50 – $75.00

Building Naturalist Skills: Nature Journaling and Observation

Santa Cruz Arboretum 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

"I see no more than you, but I have trained myself to notice what I see." Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier Observation is a skill that you can hone by training and technique. Bringing these tools to bear in nature observation enhances the richness and joy of every moment in nature. Learn how

$50.00