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Plant Field Sketching Class, Tues. June 27 and Wed. June 28, 9 AM - 4 PM

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Lookout Mountain Nature Center

910 Colorow Road Golden

Golden, CO 80401

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Do you ever wish you could add sketches to your field notes to better remember the names and characteristics of the plants you see? If so, this class is for you! Drawing is one of the best ways to enhance your observation skills, discover plants' intricate details and create a lasting record. Participants at the first session will learn drawing basics such as line, shape, proportion, negative space and techniques for sketching various flower shapes. Session two will focus on leaves, shading, adding color to sketches and techniques for quickly capturing subject matter. Each session will include time to practice your new skills along the trails. By the end of class you will be ready to get creative and add sketches to your notes, nature journals and more! This class is geared for beginners, but those with prior art experience are welcome. Please note - this is not a technical botanical illustration course.

Trainer: Heidi Skiba has been a naturalist at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center with Jefferson County Open Space since 2005 and has been a Native Plant Master since 2008.

When and Where to Meet: Please arrive at 8:45 AM at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. Class begins 9:00 AM sharp. This class lasts all day both days - plan to finish approximately 4:00 PM which includes a break for lunch.

Directions: Westbound I-70 take exit 256 and turn right. Eastbound I-70 take exit 254 and turn left. Then follow the brown highway signs. NOTE: If the front door to the Nature Center is locked, enter through classroom door to the left (east).

What to wear: Layered clothing for changing and/or severe weather conditions, sturdy footwear, hat, etc. Class will take place both indoors and outdoors. Please come prepared for moderate walking on hot, cold, windy, rainy or snowy days.

What to bring: Sketchbook or paper, a pencil and any other art supplies you would like to use. We will also have some art materials to share. Please also bring water, snacks, sack lunch, daypack to carry your supplies, sun and wind protection, a portable chair, stool or sitting pad (optional but great to have if the ground is damp).

Native Plant Master/Colorado Flora Certificate: To learn more, click here.

Carpooling: Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Contact npmassistant@jeffco.us if you would like to carpool and your contact information will be shared with others interested in carpooling. Any liability arising from any arrangements is the participants' sole responsibility.

Inclement Weather/Illness: In the rare circumstance that a class must be cancelled, you will be notified by phone and/or email message as soon as possible by the Trainer. In case of cancellation, the make up day for each session will be as follows: June 29 and June 30.

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