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Sketch Class Results March 2012

A little cold and a little gray….but that didn’t stop our fun at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center Sketch Class! I saw a notification on the Illinois Bird List website that a pair of Osprey were building a nest on the platform in…

Feb 2012 Sketch Class Results

Last Saturday morning greeted us with a brisk biting wind and a mere 20°F. Brrrrrrr. We love nature but we’re not crazy…so we decided to sketch from inside the nature center. Each of us found a spot we wanted to paint from and got…

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…

St. Francis Woods Sketch

Being a hectic weekend, I couldn’t get out, so these sketches are from photos of last weekend at St. Francis Woods. St. Francis Woods is a peaceful place which holds a retirement building for nuns. A highlight of the grounds is a wooded lot…

Sketch Class Results Jan 2012

The cold realities of winter did not hinder our love for art and nature. All eager participants showed up bright and early on this frosty January morning, ready to get to work play. We did however, agree to sketch from inside the nature center…

Blue Trail Bridge at Bullfrog Sketch

Come hike with me on the blue trail at Bullfrog Lake! Click to listen (hiking on gravel trail with dried leaves) There, now you’re hiking with me! It is very calm. There is no wind and the trees are mute. Can you see the…

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…

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…

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…

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…