Jean Mackay - Drawn to Nature 2 – Exploring More (Online); Tuesdays, February 15-March 8, 2022

Date: Tuesdays, February 15-March 8, 2022Time: 3:00 pm-5:00 PM Pacific Time, 6:00-8:00 PM Eastern TimeLevel: AllMedium:  Watercolor & Ink

This class builds on the techniques presented in Drawn to Nature and explores new subjects, including butterflies and moths, plant studies, and birds. We’ll also choose a subject and research it from a variety of perspectives, then illustrate our findings on a single page. This class includes multiple approaches to capturing nature-related subjects with an eye toward deepening our understanding, appreciation, and connection to the places we live and visit. Demonstrations, paint-alongs, and optional weekly assignments are designed to help you build your observation and painting skills. You do not need to have taken Drawn to Nature before signing up for this class.

Jean Mackay is an artist, educator, and naturalist. She has been keeping an artist journal for more than nearly 20 years as a way to study and share the beauty and diversity of nature, as well as to record the art of everyday living. Working in all kinds of settings, from tide pools to farm fields to her own backyard, Jean’s journals reflect a keen eye for detail and profound sense of wonder. Jean is the author of The Nature Explorer’s Sketchbook (2020) and director of the Arts & Birding program at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine. Her blog, Drawn In, shares the ordinary, yet extraordinary things that she encounters close to home and farther afield.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.