SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021 
10:00AM-2:00PM PT

Instructor:  Alina Nuebel

Do you like spending time in nature?  Have you always wanted to be able to sketch that pretty flower/whacky mushroom/beautiful view that you saw on your walk, but just weren’t sure where to get started?  This is the class for you!  In this one-day workshop, we merge observational drawing with a socially-distanced outdoor adventure at Jack London Historic State Park.  As we walk the shaded hillside above Beauty Ranch to explore the biological bounty of the park, we will make stops to learn techniques in observational drawing.  The walk and lessons will be led by Alina Nuebel, California Naturalist and local artist.

Walking route will be of moderate difficulty, and approximately two miles round trip.  No dogs are permitted on back road trails.  Come prepared to sit on the ground or bring a lightweight portable chair.  No prior drawing experience required, basic drawing supplies – pen/pencil/paper – provided.  Students may bring personal sketchbook or supplemental (and portable) supplies if they wish.

Bring food, water, sun protection, walking shoes, and face mask (please no kerchiefs or stretchy cowl-style face-coverings, as these are less protective).

Note: $10 per vehicle entry fee to the park is not included in class fee.  Extreme weather conditions may cause this workshop to be postponed.


All Levels
Adults, Teens, Youth ages 10+ (with accompanying adult)

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Alina Nuebel

Alina Nuebel


Alina Nuebel has been painting for over fifteen years across a range of media, and has been making art since the first time someone left a box crayons unattended (with a bit of a detour through higher education to study ecology). Alina’s art tends to be a playful tour though the local Sonoma County landscape –though not always at the scale that people expect! These days, most of Alina’s paintings and drawings are strongly influenced by natural history illustration and a general fascination with plants, insects, ecology, and the tiny organisms that are easily overlooked.