Archive for Native Animals

Nature Drawing: Drawing Animal Tracks – Honing Your Skills

Perri Howard and Mary Kiesau are offering nature journaling classes in January and February that combine educational excursions outdoors with indoor nature drawing lessons. Participants will explore and learn about the winter landscape while becoming more engaged naturalists and practicing drawing with a fun and supportive group. Attend individual classes or a series. All materials are provided and all levels, including beginners, are encouraged to attend. Take home completed work after each class.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2-5pm
Drawing Animal Tracks: Honing your Skills, $40. Dive straight into working with your challenges and questions. If you took the first class, or if you are already working on drawing tracks, bring some recent drawings with you along with areas you feel you need help. This “tune-up” class is for problem-solving and more specific one-on-one assistance.

Class starts with a short natural history excursion outdoors, on foot or snowshoes. The outdoor portion is optional. 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. Learn tips and step-by-step “recipes” for drawing and nature journaling, then hone in on details and more expressive techniques. More details will be sent before each class.

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

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.

Nature Drawing: Identifying & Drawing Animal Tracks

Perri Howard and Mary Kiesau are offering nature journaling classes in January and February that combine educational excursions outdoors with indoor nature drawing lessons. Participants will explore and learn about the winter landscape while becoming more engaged naturalists and practicing drawing with a fun and supportive group. Attend individual classes or a series. All materials are provided and all levels, including beginners, are encouraged to attend. Take home completed work after each class.

Friday, January 3rd, 12:30-5pm
Identifying and Drawing Animal Tracks: Foot Morphology and Drawing Basics – Learn about the footprints for a variety of species, and what to look for in certain tracks, then focus on drawing them starting with shapes and proportion, contour and volume, and how to draw the distinction between things that are depressed versus raised.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2-5pm
Drawing Animal Tracks: Honing your Skills, $40. Dive straight into working with your challenges and questions. If you took the first class, or if you are already working on drawing tracks, bring some recent drawings with you along with areas you feel you need help. This “tune-up” class is for problem-solving and more specific one-on-one assistance. Take both track drawing classes and you’ll receive a $10 refund at the second class.

Each class starts with a short natural history excursion outdoors, on foot or snowshoes. The outdoor portion is optional. 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. Learn tips and step-by-step “recipes” for drawing and nature journaling, then hone in on details and more expressive techniques. More details will be sent before each class.

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

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.

Last Sunday Series: Beavers, Water, Fish & Fire

Join the Methow Valley Interpretive Center for their Last Sunday presentation, Beavers, Water, Fish & Fire.

Can beavers provide hope for the future of our freshwater? There are concerns about low snowpack, reduced river water to supply community needs and our Steelhead, Chinook and Coho populations. Beaver activity can benefit wildlife habitat as well as human communities and economies.

Alexa Whipple , project director of the Methow Beaver Project , shares how beavers historically played a role in shaping fresh water ecosystems and their current status in the Methow Valley.

This program is provided free of charge but donations are gratefully accepted.

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center is located in Building #2 on the TwispWorks campus.

Crafting Nature Kids Camp

The Native Plant Garden at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center will be home to fun, nature-themed art projects, games and activities! Kids will get the chance to learn from local experts and take home their amazing art projects inspired by nature!

This camp is suitable for ages 5-8 and runs from 9AM-12PM, June 24th-28th. Come for one day or all week!

Email the Interpretive Center to sign up your child or call 997-0620 and leave a message.

The Methow Interpretive Center is located in Building #2 on the TwispWorks campus.

This camp is provided free to those who need it, but a $5-$10 daily donation is recommended and goes towards ensuring the Interpretive Center can continue to provide awesome programming!

Crafting Nature Kids Camp

The Native Plant Garden at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center will be home to fun, nature-themed art projects, games and activities! Kids will get the chance to learn from local experts and take home their amazing art projects inspired by nature!

This camp is suitable for ages 5-8 and runs from 9AM-12PM, June 24th-28th. Come for one day or all week!

Email the Interpretive Center to sign up your child or call 997-0620 and leave a message.

The Methow Interpretive Center is located in Building #2 on the TwispWorks campus.

This camp is provided free to those who need it, but a $5-$10 daily donation is recommended and goes towards ensuring the Interpretive Center can continue to provide awesome programming!