Nov. 13 + 17: Nature Sketching Presentation / Field Trip

Let’s talk gear!

I’m the November speaker for the Austin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, where I’ll be sharing the benefits and how-tos of nature sketching, then we’ll make a mini sketchbook and do some drawing!

What you will learn:

  • How to create a small sketch book using simple materials.
  • How to do a simple drawing of a flower.
  • How to be still and pay closer attention to the natural world around you.
  • How drawing helps you develop more understanding of plant anatomy and ecology.
  • How drawing helps you develop a greater awareness and appreciation for native landscapes.

What to bring to the presentation:

  • A #2 pencil and a few pieces of blank paper (sheets from your home printer will do just fine).
  • An open mind!

We’ll have a followup trip to sketch together out in the field.

Presentation: November 13, 7:00 pm

Field Trip: November 17, 9:00 am, Mayfield Park

More info HERE.

Oct 13: Watercolor Art Demo

Doeskin Ranch unit of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, October 2018

Join me for the 2nd Annual Refuge Roundup at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters where I’ll be doing live demonstrations and showing how to make a mini sketchbook you can keep and take out on the trails. Everything is blooming after the recent rains and it’s so very green!

This FREE family event includes over 25 hands-on activities including Fishing, Birds of Prey Show, Archery, BB Guns, Reptile Show, Geocaching, Junior Firefighter, Guided Hikes, Watercolor Nature Art (<– that’s me!) and more.

Saturday, October 13, noon-4:00 pm

Maps and more info HERE.