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ON THE TRAIL NATURE JOURNALING

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2019 Workshop Schedule

**Watercolor Nature Journaling – Flowering Plants, Las Vegas**

SPRING is coming and so are the WILDFLOWERS! This workshop will begin with a thorough exploration of the magic of mixing a full range of nuanced colors from a limited palette of 8 pigments. I will present you with teaching aids that give you hands-on, step-by-step experience in sketching and painting flowering plants. You will leave with a compact kit including a journal filled with your color matching exercises that you can reference when mixing new colors, as well as your sketching and painting exercises; your palette filled with 8 pigments; a waterbrush (which supplies a constant stream of clean water); and other essential tools to continue working in your journal. All levels welcome. Bring a packed lunch!

When: Saturday April 20, 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Ferguson's Downtown, Las Vegas
Cost: $145 (includes $55 kit)
Register: Eventbrite

How to Build A Journal Page

I will present my step by step process of building a nature journal, page element by element, as you travel through your nature experience. Where to begin? I start 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 as sense of place landscapes.

When: May 14, 15 & 17. See www.johnmuirlaws.com for time and place.
No registration necessary, $20 suggested donation.

Waterfalls, Lakes & Creeks - Sierra Nevada Field Campus, Bassets, CA

Water moves through the Lakes Basin as an ever-present undercurrent to the land surrounding the Sierra Buttes. In this workshop, we will explore techniques for capturing the dynamic energy of water, along with rocks and wildflowers in our journals. We will spend the first morning learning to use our compact kits mixing a full range of colors from a limited palette of pigments. Each day we will take a 1-3 mile hike to different locations including waterfalls, lakes and streams. The evening before we will work with small photos to gain comfort with sketching and painting the setting of the following day, and each morning I will give demonstrations on-site before we get started. There will also be an emphasis on page layout and adding notes and prose to your pages.

$55 kit fee required. Poetry included.

Where: Sierra Nevada Field Campus, Bassetts, CA
When: Sunday, June 16 - Friday, June 21
Cost: $450 plus food and lodging
Register:
Sierra Nevada Field Campus

A Sense of Place in Your Watercolor Nature Journal - Sierra Nevada Field Campus, Bassets, CA (WAITLIST)

There's nothing quite as stunning as the landscape of the Lakes Basin area. Sketching and painting the land gives a sense of place to your journal pages. Learn to quickly render miniature landscapes as well as close-ups of flowers, rocks and water using a handy and comprehensive kit. We will begin the workshop with color mixing a full range of vibrant colors from a limited palette of pigments. Each day we will take a 1-3 mile hike to different locations. The evening before we will work with small photos to gain comfort with sketching and painting the setting of the following day, and each morning I will give demonstrations on-site before you get started. There will also be an emphasis on page layout and adding notes and prose to your pages.

$55 kit fee required. Poetry included.

Where: Sierra Nevada Field Campus, Bassetts, CA
When: Sunday, July 14 - Friday, July 19
Cost: $450 plus food and lodging
Register:
Sierra Nevada Field Campus

Sky, Land & Sea

The Historic Lifeboat Station is nestled in a cove near Chimney Rock and provides a quintessential location for exploring the landscape elements of sky, land and sea. Join the class for a unique opportunity to bring these elements to life and commit them to memory in your nature journal. You will learn to quickly sketch and paint these elements using thumbnail images that give you practice indoors before venturing out into nature with your compact kit where awareness of your senses bring depth to your pages. Writing and page layout will also be introduced as we delve into the representation of this amazing landscape.

Where: Pt Reyes Field Institute
When: Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18
Cost: $365 - $395 plus $55 required kit fee
Register: Pt. Reyes Field Institute

Emandal Art Retreat - Watercolor Nature Journaling Along the Eel River

For the fifth year Tam Adams is hosting this wonderful 4-Day retreat at Emandal Farm, a beautiful and bucolic farm with rustic cabins, a gorgeous dining room where three gourmet farm food meals are served, a beautiful garden and abundant natural surroundings. We will spend the mornings together mixing colors, learning techniques for rendering plants and landscapes, and experimenting with page layout. The afternoons can be spent however you want - hiking the trails of this 1,000 acre farm, swimming in the beautiful adjoining Eel River, and sketching and writing in your journals. There will be other workshops as well, and we will all meet after dinner to share what we are doing soiree style. All levels welcome. For more about the farm visit the website: Emandal Farm

Where: Emandal Farm, Willits, CA
When: Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23
Cost: Variable (check website), plus $55 required kit fee.
Register: Emandal Art Stays

Mountains, Hills & Cliffs - The Backbone of It All

We are drawn to the shapes that rise up from the surface of the earth in the form of mountains, hills and cliffs. In this workshop you will learn to recreate the majestic rise of mountains, the soft, rolling texture of hills, and the jagged, precarious nature of cliffs which form the pathway of water - all using KristinÕs hands-on teaching aids. You will begin by exploring the colors in your palette, as you bring the subtle colors and powerful shapes to life. Kristin will provide step-by-step guidance in how to recreate each of these landscape elements in your journal. You will be given KristinÕs simple kit with eight pigments in your take home palette, which transform into a full range of harmonious colors, as well as a journal, and water brush.

Where: Etui, Berkeley
When: Saturday, August 24
Cost: $145
Register: Etui

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Workshop Schedule

WORKSHOPS at a Glance

2019

April 20
Flowering Plants
Ferguson's Downtown
Las Vegas

May 14, 15 & 17
Building Your Nature Journal Page
Jack's monthly classes in the Bay Area

June 16 - 21
Waterfalls, Lakes & Creeks
Sierra Nevada Field Campus, Bassets, CA

July 14 - 19
Create a Sense of Place
Sierra Nevada Field Campus, Bassets, CA

August 16 - 18
Sky, Land & Sea
Pt. Reyes

August 19 - 23
Emandal Art Retreat
Willits, CA

August 24
Mountain, Cliffs & Rocks
Etui, Berkeley