The workshop begins at 10 AM and ends at 3:30 PM. There is a suggested donation of $35 per person. Riding on a horse-drawn wagon is required for this outing and is an additional $30 fee. Participants will be asked to bring their own sketching materials.
Grab your sketchbook and explore the beauty of the Santanoni Preserve with pencil, pen, and paint. This workshop will focus on multiple approaches to capturing nature-related subjects with an eye toward deepening attendees’ understanding, appreciation, and connection to the places you live and visit. We will work primarily in ink and watercolor, the most portable and versatile mediums for field sketching as we explore the preserve. All skill levels welcome, though some experience with sketching and watercolor will be helpful.
Artist and educator Jean Mackay has been exploring and sketching nature for more than 25 years. Working in all kinds of settings, from tide pools to farm fields to her own backyard in Upstate New York, Jean’s journals reflect a keen eye for detail and profound sense of wonder. She is the author/illustrator of The Nature Explorer’s Sketchbook, published in 2020. Jean teaches each summer at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine and offers online and in-person workshops like this one, which she writes about on her blog, Drawn In.