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Autumn Art Adventures Nature Journaling Classes: The Anatomy of a Landscape

September 20, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Autumn Art Adventures – Nature Journaling Classes $70 each or $250 for 4-class series.

Perri Howard and Mary Kiesau are offering “Autumn Art Adventures”, a series of four nature journaling classes that combine educational excursions outdoors with indoor nature drawing lessons. Participants will celebrate the change of seasons from fading summer blooms to gorgeous autumn color while becoming more engaged naturalists and practicing drawing with a fun and supportive group.

Classes meet on Fridays, 12:30pm-5:00pm. Attend any individual class for $70 or register for all four at a discounted rate of $250. Each class stands on its own, however if you sign up for the whole series your skills will build on each other, giving you a richer experience. All materials are included and you will take home completed work after each class.

Space is limited to 12 people per class, and registration is required. Get more info and register online at mountainkindphotography.com or contact Mary Kiesau at 509-551-6714, kiesau@gmail.com or Perri Howard at 509-557-2299, perri@vmgworks.com

Themed classes are on the following dates:
September 20th: The anatomy of a landscape
Looking at the big picture, learn how to draw rivers, mountains, clouds, and cliffs all in one drawing.

September 27th: ID that tree!
Explore the secret life of leaves and trees through up-close studies, and working with texture and patterns.

October 18th: The colors of fall
Experiment with colored pencils and learn about blending, shades, hues, and vibrancy to celebrate fall foliage.

October 25th: Death and Decay
We will play with the spooky side of our late fall landscape, using textures, contours, and line quality to convey plant life that is dormant, dead and decaying.

Each class starts with a short natural history walk outdoors, if the weather cooperates, led by Mary Kiesau. The class will then go to Perri’s studio at TwispWorks for drawing lessons and skills-building for three hours or so. With the opportunity to work from real life and photographs these sessions are designed for everyone at every level. Beginners will learn lots of tips and step-by-step “recipes” for drawing and nature journaling, and more experienced students will hone in on details and more expressive techniques. More details will be sent before each class.

These classes are designed for ages 16 and up. If you would like to bring someone under the age of 16, please call or email Perri to discuss other options.

Perri Howard of Velocity Made Good and Mary Kiesau of Mountain Kind Natural History & Photography have offered dozens of nature journaling classes together for several years. Contact either of them if you have questions before registering.


September 20, 2019
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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TwispWorks – Building H – The Tree Cooler
502 S. Glover Street
Twisp, 98856 United States


Perri Howard