Sketch Class Results Herrick Lake

(Amy, Christine, Donna, Angelic, front: Alanna, Debby) Another sketch class! Where has the time gone? Wow, how these days are flying by...holy cow!! Slow down time....slow down so we can savor every beautiful moment in nature! This last Saturday was another successful sketch class through the MeetUp site. We decided to meet at Herrick Lake … Continue reading Sketch Class Results Herrick Lake

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Coyote Skull Sketch

Oh the treasures in nature! How can I express such joy from my adventures in the woods with simple text? Not possible. Well, let's try... Yesterday I decided to walk the yellow trail from Pioneer Woods. It was a cold but strong sunny day. In the late afternoon light, the bare trees took on a golden … Continue reading Coyote Skull Sketch

Sketch Class Results October 2011

A perfect midwest autumn scene: blazing reds, golden yellows and subdued browns. That's what greeted us this crisp (downright cold) autumn morning as we met to converse with nature. Our mission was to take a short hike and find at least three different leaves which spoke to us. We met at the fire pit circle and … Continue reading Sketch Class Results October 2011

A Year in Review – The Little Red Schoolhouse Sketch Class

I am happy to present:  A Year in Review...the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center Sketch Classes. I am so very proud of every single person who showed up to paint. Some were afraid, not having painted ever in their lives. Some were confident being seasoned artists. All were one however, not viewing one as better than … Continue reading A Year in Review – The Little Red Schoolhouse Sketch Class

Sketch Class Results Sept 2011

Beating the rain, the sketch class went forward to celebrate the autumn trees and the nature center which brought us together. Sitting under a tree as the chickadees watch, they are the audience and we are the performers. Versatile, we adapt to any situation and make ourselves comfortable. Penwork was finished at home. The moisture in the air made drying difficult. … Continue reading Sketch Class Results Sept 2011

August 2011 Sketch Class Results

The group, 10 including myself, was the biggest we've ever had and on a morning like this one, it couldn't have gotten any better; The sky: pure blue, the temps: perfectly mild, and the artistic fellowship while connecting with nature: magnificent! We decided to hang out by Long John Slough and sketched the trail and background. … Continue reading August 2011 Sketch Class Results

Nature at Lake Katherine Sketch

flora and fauna lake katherine sketchDo you want to go on a virtual field trip with me to Lake Katherine?!? Fascinating nature is ooozing from every corner this time of year and we're loving every inch of it! First, we'll start in the garden. Black-eyed Susans, Purple cone flower, and ornamental grasses surround the butterfly sculpture. And who enjoys … Continue reading Nature at Lake Katherine Sketch

July 2011 Sketch Class Results

July's sketch class was a success. We had such a wonderful artistic fellowship while discovering nature. After a short walk from the nature center, we settled in by the slough to take in the amazing view. The dead trees across the slough caught my eye, so some of us decided to paint this scene. Here … Continue reading July 2011 Sketch Class Results

Lake Kathrine Spring Sketch

Lake Kathrine Spring watercolor sketchTender. Tender is the color of spring. Tender is the touch of the gentle breeze on my cheek. Tender are the babies which are born. Tender are the blossoms: pink, white, and blue.   Do you know what's not tender in spring? Males protecting their territories! No tender, gentleness there. Yesterday I … Continue reading Lake Kathrine Spring Sketch

Sketch Class Results April 2011

Little Red Schoolhouse Sketch Class April 2011Amanda, Scott, Michelle, Amy, Lori, Alanna (kneeling), myself, and Sue Wow! What a class!!! Finally blessed with a perfect warm day to do some watercolor sketching, the group headed out on the White Oak Trail in search for woodland wildflowers...and oh boy, did we find a treasure of them! Mesmerized … Continue reading Sketch Class Results April 2011