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Plein Air Tree Sketching in MultiMedia at Jack London State Park

June 22 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, June 22
 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Hannah Day
Location: Jack London State Historic Park, Oak Grove picnic site
Adults, 18+
Skill Level:
 All Levels
Sliding Scale:
 $40 / $60 / $80
Materials Fee: $5

About the class

Take in the natural beauty of Jack London State Historic Park where thousands of native trees flourish – Valley Oak, Coast Live Oak, Bay Laurel, Manzanita, Sequoia – and use them as inspiration for this three-hour workshop. Participants will join the instructor at the park, choose one tree to spend time with, drawing its detailed portrait while receiving instruction on proportion, placement, texture, line weight, and value. Once students have an established drawing, they will explore the values of their tree with inventive colors in watercolor or colored pencil. Practice and build your observational drawing skills, spend time in nature, and have fun with color! No prior drawing experience necessary; beginners welcome. All materials are provided but you’re welcome to bring a mixed media sketchbook if you already have one.

After the workshop you may choose to go hiking, tour the museum, or walk to the ruins of the Wolf House.

Important note: There is a Vehicle Entry Fee of $10.

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when registering or by emailing Sean at

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Hannah Day

Instructor / Artist

Hannah Day is a Sonoma County artist who works primarily in the paper arts. She received her MFA from UH Manoa in printmaking, and her etchings are internationally shown and collected. Her personal practice also includes paper cutting, graphite, watercolor, and mixed media.

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