Field Sketching Class Offered by Central Colorado Conservancy
Conservancy Press Release - Field Sketching 101
Have you ever wanted to keep a nature journal or add sketches to your travel diary? A few basic observation and sketching skills can enrich your outdoor experiences and help you record your discoveries. The Central Colorado Conservancy invites aspiring journal-keepers to Field Sketching 101, with renowned local artist and instructor Sherrie York. This workshop is part of the Central Colorado Conservancy’s new Artists for Conservation program. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 13 at Boxcar Ranch, a Conservancy easement property located near Stone Bridge. This is a private ranch being opened to the Conservancy for this one public program. The workshop is a fantastic opportunity to see a conserved property and learn new skills. Participants will learn more about the ranch and the conservation easement as the beginning of the workshop. Skills presented will include contour, memory, and gesture drawing, as well as activities and approaches for filling the dreaded blank page. Class participants should dress for hiking outdoors, and changing weather. Bring sunscreen and/or a hat, water, a sketchpad at least 8”x10” and a #2 (HB) pencil, as well as a portable camp stool or pad to sit on. Bring insect repellent if desired. The class fee is $35. Drawing experience is not necessary and beginners are welcome. Participation is limited to 12 people, age 16 and older. Registration is required, and we expect to fill the workshop quickly. To register, email [email protected] or call the Conservancy office, at 719-539-7700. Specific meeting locations and details will be provided upon registration.