The Arts

The Arts

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 2:00pm

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...

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 2:00pm

Making art in wild places is powerfully transforming, yet can be so overwhelming. A series of studies designed to get us all working with ease in the wild will focus on forest subjects and the unique response and mark of each individual. During gentle forays outdoors,...

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Autumn is the perfect time to explore colored pencil techniques with all the beauty of the changing leaf colors, seed pods, gourds and berries. Their unique colors provide the opportunity to practice mixing and layering color. Learn to create rich reds, browns and...

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Join Charles Kennard and participate in this rare opportunity to build and launch at least one tule boat at picturesque Hearts Desire Beach on Tomales Bay. Bound with wild grapevine, each boat will carry two or three passengers who will experience the warmth, scent...

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 9:30am to 2:00pm

Instruction in sketching and drawing the National Park Service horses at the Point Reyes National Seashore Morgan Horse Ranch. The class will include a short lecture about the ranch history, about Morgan Horses, and about the basics of drawing anything quickly. ...

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 4:00pm

Point Reyes National Seashore is home to some of the most preserved historic barns and ranches idyllically located on the California coast

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 2:00pm

This workshop will concentrate on the selection of a good subject, breaking it up into simple shapes & designing a solid composition. Paul strives for his students to learn & understand values through an initial thumbnail sketch. Each day Paul will do a demo...

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

For nature illustrators, watching a flower go from being pollinated to creating a fruit of some kind gives us another whole world of possibilities of objects to draw. We can incorporate these fruits, capsules, nuts, or pods into our pictures of our flower to add...

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

We will be using large washes to create the emotion of the beautiful sky over Point Reyes National Seashore using a limited pallet. Create colorful sunsets and the mysterious fog and mist swirling through the coastal wetlands and mountain ridges along with other...

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00pm

As winter deepens and Solstice approaches, take a long breath before the holidays: join us for this peaceful and focused writing workshop. The theme is solstice, traveling through darkness, turning towards light. We'll walk on beaches and trails, and gather around the...

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Perspective, at beautiful Point Reyes, can be achieved with three easy techniques. Learn them and use them to give your paintings distinct distance and dimension. Beginner to experienced painters will benefit from doing mini sketches in the morning and practicing...

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Make your own holiday cards of woodblock prints in one fun filled day. Learn the art of designing, carving and printing from woodblocks. In this workshop Joan will simplify the process, so you end the day with gorgeous holiday cards and the knowledge to reproduce the...

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

In this work- shop students are always amazed with the outcome of their paintings. Birgit guides you step-by-step through the painting process and shares her techniques of how to simplify and create realistic rocks, sand and beach glass and other treasures you find...

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Let's celebrate the end of winter by painting Spring Flowers, learn techniques to add shape, depth and drama by using smooth washes and lots of color.  Some knowledge of watercolor is helpful, but if you have taken the workshop before you are welcome to bring your own...