Spring Into Nature Sketching- For Ages 8+
Wednesday, April 28, 5-5:45pm
Hosted by Tumbleoscity STEM online
Free via Zoom REGISTER
Spring is the perfect time to grab your sketchbook and get outside to look more closely at the new life bursting out around you. Sketch along with Jean Mackay, author and illustrator of The Nature Explorer’s Sketchbook, for a fun exploration of spring things, colors, and patterns. Jean will share activities and tips to get you ready to head outside this spring.
Ink and Watercolor Basics for Sketchers
Friday, May 14, 2-3:30 PST / 5-6:30 EST
Hosted by Winslow Art Center- Technique Takeaway Series
Virtual via Zoom $40 REGISTER
Sketching with ink and watercolor is a fresh and portable approach to nature and urban sketching alike, but mastering basic watercolor techniques often eludes sketchers. During this Technique Takeaway, I’ll demonstrate the fundamentals of using watercolor to enliven your sketches. You’ll practice washes, color mixing, layering colors, and various approaches to combining ink and watercolor to build your skills and confidence and produce more satisfying results in your sketchbook.
Arts and Birding
June 20-25, 2021
Registration is open and limited to 30.
Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine
Find creative inspiration on Maine’s stunningly beautiful rocky coast, surrounded by the sights, sounds, and rhythms of life on an island. Arts and Birding brings together people of all artistic levels who share an enthusiasm for birds and nature, and invites you to learn, explore and grow in a fun and supportive environment. We’ll explore the island’s spruce forest, tide pools, and striking vistas, take a boat trip to see puffins, and offer daily skill sessions in sketching/painting. You’ll also have longer blocks of time to explore and sketch on your own using the island and its many resources for inspiration. Join me and fellow instructors Sherrie York, Barry VanDusen, and Sean Murtha for a great week.
Interesting in Hosting a Workshop?
Contact me! The best thing to do is to reach out via e-mail and tell me what you have in mind. Then we can arrange to talk on the phone to discuss details. I like to tailor a workshop to the needs of each group. Fees vary based on travel and workshop length.
jeanmackayart (at) gmail (dot) com
Here are a few possibilities:
- Sketching Nature with Pencil, Pen, and Paint
- Illustrated Journaling in Watercolor
- Drawing Birds
- Sketching Bird Eggs, Feathers and Nests
- The Art of Connecting with Nature
- Travel Sketching with Watercolor