May 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Landscape Sketching at Jack London State Historic Park: Basic Techniques in Perspective

SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2021 
10:00AM-2:00PM PT

Instructor:  Alina Nuebel

This socially distanced outdoor lesson will address some of the basic techniques for communicating space in a landscape drawing, including:

  • 1, 2, and 3 point perspective drawing
  • Atmospheric perspective
  • Sketching proportions

The lesson portion of class will be held at the group picnic area overlooking the Beauty Ranch complex, and we will then set out on a walk to draw these historical buildings and their context of hills, vineyards, and forest.  Prior drawing experience is helpful, but not required. Students may bring supplemental media such as paint or colored pencils if they wish. Basic drawing media – pen/pencil/paper – will be provided.

Bring food, water, sun protection, walking shoes, and face mask (please no kerchiefs or stretchy cowl-style face-coverings, as these are less protective).  We will be sitting on wooden benches as well as the ground, so a portable seat cushion is recommended.

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.


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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.