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September 2018

Draw Majestic Elk and Epic Landscapes!

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tomales Point Trailhead, Pierce Point Ranch, Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA + Google Map

In September we will hike out on Tomales Point in Marin County to see the elk herds during their rut and enjoy the overall epic scenes! The Tule elk will be on their most dramatic behavior this time of year and we will get an opportunity to document it in our journals. Last year it was great! We will focus on learning how to draw ungulates, how to draw antlers, and how to creatively depict action sequences in your journal.…

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Come Draw Piles of Gorgeous Vegetables with Me!

September 11 - September 13
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Come practice drawing and nature journaling in an information dense setting at the wonderful Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in nature, diversity, gardening, plants, and art. It is also a very affordable event. I will be going there with the focus of honing my drawing skills and practicing my nature journaling technique in a setting that is rich in information! Send me an email if you want to draw with me! Marley339@gmail.com…

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Nature Journal Jumpstart This Fall!

September 16 @ 9:00 am - October 7 @ 12:00 pm

Do you want to experience nature with fresh eyes? Do you want to notice, understand, and remember more of the vibrant world around you? This fun class will teach you the tools used by the greatest naturalists of all time. Using pencils, ink, and watercolor we will create sketches and take notes in the field. Come join a group of motivating people to learn more about nature while also practicing your artistic and scientific skills. The class will take place…

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October 2018

Capture the Essence of California Oak Savanna

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
helen putnam regional park, 411 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma,, CA 94952

In the month of October the north coast nature journal club will be exploring the rolling hills and oak savanna of Helen Putnam Regional Park near Petaluma. We will practice several techniques for doing small watercolor landscapes to capture the essence and atmosphere of the place. We will also practice drawing three-dimensional trees with several tricks that will make your branches look like they're coming off the page. We will be hiking short distances up and down hill on this…

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November 2018

Second Chance Elk Rut!

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tomales Point Trailhead, Pierce Point Ranch, Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA + Google Map

In November we will hike back out to Tomales Point for a second chance or a double dose of the Tule Elk!  There should still be some of the mating season behavior at this time of year and we will get an opportunity to document it in our journals. Last year we ended up witnessing some amazing coyote activity on the second chance elk trip and we also encountered  humans who thought it was a wolf! We did our best…

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