Go Honey Bee GO! sketch

Do you remember when you were a kid and played outside how many bees there were? I was constantly chased by them it seemed. Most of the time I outran them, with Wonder Woman speeds and fear mixed in. But 3 decades later....where are they? You may have heard about colony collapse. In my opinion, … Continue reading Go Honey Bee GO! sketch

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Sketch Class Results June 2012

Thunderstorms raced throughout the night before, leaving this morning's sketch class pretty warm and steamy. It didn't bother us a bit. Matter of fact, under the cool shadow of the forest, the most delightful aroma of sweet, wet, earth played with our senses. We all agreed how wonderful it was. Here we took shelter, hiding from the sun … Continue reading Sketch Class Results June 2012

Sketch Class Results April 2012

Last Saturday a group of us met for another Little Red Schoolhouse Sketch Class. Because of the recent rains, we knew that if we painted outside our watercolors would take forever to dry, so we decided to start with an indoor sketch of the fox family display. We went slow...step by step...and boy did they … Continue reading Sketch Class Results April 2012

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 Long John Slough, so I was very excited to tell the … Continue reading Sketch Class Results March 2012

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 to work. The hard part is balancing sketchbook, paints, brushes, water, … Continue reading Feb 2012 Sketch Class Results

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 as the wind was fierce and the wind chill was in the … Continue reading Sketch Class Results Jan 2012

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

Free Museum Day Saturday 09-24-11

This Saturday only (9-24-11), museums around the country are participating in Free Museum Day hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. You must choose your museum, have the ticket emailed, and print. Good for two people in a household. Click here for ticket info. Not only can you go to a museum for FREE, but in the morning … Continue reading Free Museum Day Saturday 09-24-11

July 2011 Sketch Class this Saturday

It's SO MUCH FUN!!! *shouting* Interested in learning how to sketch nature with watercolors but don't know how to begin? Join me for a free class this Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Willow Springs, IL. Meet in the parking lot at 9AM. We will take a short hike and choose a … Continue reading July 2011 Sketch Class this Saturday

Sketch Class Results May 2011

Saturday we woke up to a very threatening sky. Dark and ominous. Ready to unleash buckets of rain? We didn't know...but we took our chances anyway. And OH BOY I'm glad we did, because the rain held off right up until the end! Whooo Hoooo! Sketch class, here we go! This is the scene we decided to sketch. … Continue reading Sketch Class Results May 2011