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Sketch Class Saturday

“There’s nothing free in life.” Said the pessimist. OH, YES THERE IS!!! Just a friendly reminder, this Saturday is the next free plein air sketch class at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. If you are in the Chicago area and would like to…

Nature Bookmarks Available

I love to read! Just about every night before bed, I try to get a few pages done. I also love painting! So I took the best of both worlds and combined them into one….introducing my new Nature Bookmarks. These bookmarks are like little…

Weekly Sketcher Announcement

I’ve kept a little secret. I am proud to announce a phenology art project that I have been working on for one year has completed today on August 8, 2010. What is phenology? Phenology is the study of the seasons and how it affects plants and…

Sketchcrawl at Little Red Schoolhouse

Today was the sketchcrawl at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. We had a very small group (2 people), but small is good when learning how to sketch and that’s exactly what we did, went out, picked a spot and did a sketch step-by-step….

Grand Opening Little Red Schoolhouse Educational Center

The Little Red Schoolhouse of Willow Springs, IL, had its Educational Center grand opening today! I worked as a volunteer and was able to experience this great event up close!  Here we have one of two mounted police protecting the area. This horse had…

Hike at Little Red Schoolhouse

There are so many treasures to be found while hiking. Let me share with you a secret on how to get the most out of your hike: Walk slow and be quiet, scan the ground as well as both sides of the trail with your eyes as you…

Jack in the Pulpit Sketch

Happy Earth Day! My gift to you? A Jack in the Pulpit sketch… I live in the Midwest which is not a very exotic place, but this plant, although native, is very exotic to me. I love the shape and the stripes it possesses….

Let’s Paint Farm Pond in Oils!

I use to paint in oils all the time. Then I stopped. I remember falling in love with watercolors and pastels and kind of just forgetting all about oils. suddenly, I had this urge to paint will oils again and I said, “Why did I…

Let’s Paint a Winter Tree!

One of the most beautiful structure in nature is the skeleton of a winter tree. It is only after the leaves have all disappeared that one can appreciate its unique form. But doesn’t the tree’s leaf tell its character? Not really, I don’t think so. So…

Gray Day Fun

So what can you do on a dreary gray winter day? Why, you can have some fun hiking on the Little Red Schoolhouse grounds, of course! Don’t let a bunch of clouds steal your fun away. Look at how beautiful it is…. ….even without…