John Muir Laws: How To Draw Marine Mammals


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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 12:30pm-1:55pm
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Join the Nature Journal Club for a 1.5 hour workshop to help you sketch marine mammals as you see them in the field. Whether you draw from shore or head out whale watching, this class will help you capture the moments on paper.

  • Learn relevant anatomy for artists and field sketchers to help you draw whales, seals, sea lions, and otters.
  • Understand the series of shapes you see as a whale spouts.
  • Learn techniques to foreshorten whale flukes,
  • Represent water and open ocean with fast and convincing strokes in pencil and watercolor.

All ages and experience levels are welcome. Home school friendly. $20 suggested donation.

For a google map to the meeting location, click here >>

Note: that the venue has moved to the Crissy Field Center in the Presidio. You must ring the doorbell to be let into the building. We will meet in the gathering room to your left as you walk in.

Please note: Park Academy classes are meant as a special perk for volunteers, members, and employees. If you do not work for the Golden Gate National Parks, are not a member, or have not volunteered with us in the past year, a donation is encouraged. Volunteer or become a member today!


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Tue, 10/10/2017 12:30PM-Wed, 10/11/2017 1:55PM