In-Person Workshop – Painting Pepperwood’s Landscapes

Saturday, May 1, 2021 

10:00am – 3:30pm
Meet at the Bechtel House
$50 per person, $45 for Friends of Pepperwood
Ages 16 and up welcome

Artists and scientists have more in common than you might think! Both are committed to deepening observation skills, documenting and protecting our open spaces for future generations, and sharing the joys and solace of nature. Spend an inspiring day painting on location in the midst of Pepperwood’s iconic Sonoma County landscapes with Santa Rosa Junior College instructor Marsha Connell. Engage your senses to awaken an energetic connection with the blooming spring landscape. Beginning painters will learn the basics of working in the field. Experienced painters will practice and expand your repertoire. Marsha will provide demonstrations in oil and pastel, but you may paint in any medium you choose. Marsha is also practiced in watercolor and acrylic. Enjoy support for finding your own painting voice to express the spirit of this special place.

Bring your desired painting medium – there are no required art supplies, however a suggested supplies list will be emailed to you for your reference. We will be outdoors for the duration, with bathroom access.

All events will align with the current Sonoma County and state health orders and guidelines for group activities to keep everyone safe during COVID-19. In case of cancellation due to weather or health safety measures, refunds will be offered. This event will be limited to a small group of participants per current group gathering requirements. Masks and social distancing will be required. Our bathroom facilities are sanitized before and after visitor groups.


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