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Friday, September 13 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Field trip, Carmel River: Drawing Landscapes with Clare Walker Leslie FULL

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Drawing landscapes can be awesome and overwhelming. Clare will show you simple ways to break down the essential elements of a landscape that you can happily accomplish in varying amounts of time, whether 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 2 hours. Field sketching of a landscape can include words and just a small diagram. Lengthier landscape drawings entail more consideration of perspective, pencil markings, the "language" of drawing trees, rocks, grasses, water etc. The use of color -- colored pencil and watercolor -- in the field will be covered. (As Clare's training is European, equipment she used in the field is minimal and practical.) Local naturalist extraordinaire David Wimpheimer will help guide the group's discoveries. The mouth of the Carmel River is a diverse area that includes brackish marsh, conifer and oak woodland, sandy and rocky beach.

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Clare Walker Leslie

ELI Master Artist and Workshop Leader, ClareWalkerLeslie.com
Clare Walker Leslie grew up outdoors playing in the woods and fields near Philadelphia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Art History from Carleton College. Since then, her career has evolved by combining the study of nature and drawing / writing / painting / teaching as a means... Read More →

  Field Trip, Practicum
  • Requirements Your sketching kit; mornings can be chilly, so dress warmly in layers; also, bring water, hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, snacks (you can pre-order box-lunch to pick up after class at Mott).
  • Location Key #3 on event map