The Arts

The Arts

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
O'Connor

Surrounded on three sides by water, the Point Reyes National Seashore peninsula juts out into the vast Pacific Ocean to greet passing ships and warn them of her rocky cliffs. Join Birgit O’Conner in exploring this rich history through painting scenes of boats on the...

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
Cone

This class will focus on observing different qualities of light and color in nature, and how they translate into painting. Reflected light in shadow, atmospheric color and light, time of day, as well as a breakdown of the behavior of light on water, are some of the...

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Lukas

How do we capture the many subtle aspects of the natural world in meaningful pieces of writing? And how do naturalists turn observations and impressions of plants and animals into words on a page? In this class we will observe, discuss, and practice various approaches...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 6:00pm to Monday, May 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
Trimble
Bono

This retreat has inspired writers for eleven years, and it provides a quiet time away from our busy lives, a time to write in community and in the wilderness. It also offers morning workshops on poetry, essays with writing prompts, discussion of form and writing about...

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 4:00pm
Soltesz

This class will explore oil painting as an outdoor en plein air medium on location in dynamically different locations in the park. Both days will be conducted outdoors with lots of "hands on" teaching in lecture, demonstration and individual attention with Tom. He...

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Hoffmann

Pack your pen and watercolors and join us on a sketching adventure from the colorful rolling dunes at South Beach along the Pacific Ocean to the towering cliffs and reflective sandy beach on Drakes Bay. Participants will enjoy nature’s abundance: from spotted colorful...

Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Hoffmann

Be impressed at Point Reyes and learn about Monet’s lush lavenders, Payne’s purples and Renoir’s yellows as we absorb and practice Impressionism techniques. In the morning we will find color combinations: two colors that go together and make painting sketches to learn...

Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 4:00pm
O'Connor

Please note that this class meets June 13 & 14, 9am - 4pm each day

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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
Trimble

Poet Patti Trimble leads this productive and regenerative weekend of writing. Participants will write new poetry and prose, talk about craft and form, and practice paying better attention to the animals, plants, and landforms of our Point Reyes peninsula. In morning...

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Antze

Summer means sunflowers and zinnias and all sorts of daisy type flowers. Come draw and color these happy flowers in the lovely light of Point Reyes. We will focus on and study composite flowers and do some flower dissections and color studies to prepare us to draw...

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Kennard

We will use native deer grass (Muhlenbergia), or rush (Juncus), to begin a bowl-shaped basket suitable for holding fruit or for dough-rising. As binder, we will use peeled and unpeeled willow, which run continuously along the coil, exchanging places...

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
Meuser

This weekend workshop will focus on sketching and painting the magnificent cliffs, bluffs, cloud/fog formations and waters of the deep ocean and dramatic shoreline in our nature journals. We will have plenty of time to experiment with our compact field kits including...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
Rabkin

Is there a coastline, a neighborhood, a spot on Earth that lays claim to your heart? Beloved terrain need not be strictly geographical; it may encompass emotion, spirit, community. Whatever the territory you want to write about, this five-day workshop will help you...

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
O'Connor

The pristine beaches and coastal bluffs of Point Reyes National Seashore are some of the most spectacular seascapes in the world. The unique and varied topography of the region gives each beach its own unique personality and individual setting. In this workshop we...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 2:00pm
Hoffmann

Enjoy an entire weekend painting outdoors on rolling cliffs and wide beaches leading out to Drakes Bay. See why countless generations of people have been inspired by the vastness and sheer beauty of the ocean. Come and be motivated by the Historic Lifeboat Station and...

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
Bono

Every story you’ll ever want to tell takes place in a specific geographical location, brimming with unique sights, sounds, and atmosphere. The settings may not always be as wild and beautiful as Point Reyes National Seashore, but in spending time exploring the area...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
Cone

This class will focus on observing different qualities of light and color in nature, and how they translate into painting. Reflected light in shadow, atmospheric color and light, time of day, as well as a breakdown of the behavior of light on water, are some of the...