Sketchbook classes at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach, CA
Learn your way around this native plant preservation area by means of your sketchbook. Shipley has lots of variety and lovely places to sit, take in the view and draw. Different times of year, the plants are different. We will embrace the 'down times' beautifully.
Sketchbooks are important as a way to work out many aspects, like compositions, perspectives and mediums, even if the finished art is ultimately painted and not drawn. It's what you have on hand quickly during the day. It's what you take with you on vacation to document your travels. It can augment photographs. A quick sketch can capture a visual thought that isn't literal. Sketchbooking is not just for professional artists.
Who can resist a blank book of your own?
There will be focused observations and a moment to Take Time in nature.
Link here to Eventbrite to get tickets for the class.
Welcome to Nina’s Blog. I am quickly classified as a public artist, generally meaning art for the public realm. It is different than a gallery/museum way of thinking. My way of making public art has manifested more traditionally as a site specific sculpture for a fire station. It encompasses some gorilla installations, some home and environmental designs and most recently many apartment developments. Usually having a theme, like; solar powered, low income, green, and educational. Apartment complex art is not interior design. The viewing audience is a hybrid of the general public and private art in a public space. I enjoy the variety.