SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021
Instructor: Alina Nuebel
Join this one-day, socially-distanced, in-person workshop for casual instruction about the origins of flowers, their role in ecosystems, and how to draw them while enjoying an afternoon of guided art exercises. After a walk around the property to identify what’s blooming, we will return to the picnic area to learn:
- Two methods for sketching from observation
- The names and functions of different parts of flowers, such as sepals, bracts, pistil etc.
- About the relationship of flowers and pollinators at the landscape level
- To play with graphite, pen, and watercolor methods for adding depth to our drawings
The day will be spent drawing wildflowers from observation with feedback and pointers from instructors and fellow students. 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, so a seat cushion wouldn’t go amiss. All materials provided but you are welcome to bring a sketchbook.
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.
Adults & Teens
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.