Hiking and Drawing en Plein Air
Saturday, June 1, 9:00-11:30am
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Rain Date: Sunday, June 2, 9:00-11:30am
This is a great opportunity for nature walkers to be creative and playful while staying outdoors. This creative activity is designed for beginner artists and the artistically curious, although all skill levels are welcome.
We'll hike about 1.5 miles through meadows and forest to a beautiful pond surrounded by cut grass and furnished with shaded picnic tables; a perfect place for drawing. A professional artist / hiker will provide a 20-minute demo covering basic topics such as landscape composition, light effect and value, drawing basic shapes, and perspective. Then, we'll enjoy an hour of drawing with charcoal on paper, with the artist using a “follow along with me” approach to guide you along. Before we pack up, we can talk about a part-two hike possibility using a different medium such as pastels or oils. Once packed, we'll hike 15 minutes back to the parking area.
A $10 donation is being requested to help with materials (drawing boards, paper, charcoal, stumps, erasers, viewfinders), payable to the artist at the event.
Jae Furman will be leading the hike. Julie Uhler will be the guest artist. More about Julie: julieuhler.com
Please note that the Mystery Token Hike (the TBandC First Saturdays Hike Series) will return in July.
To learn more about Brumley Nature Preserve, read a wonderful post by Jerry Oster on the Glass Top Counter, Explore the Brumley Nature.