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Feb 11, Mar 25, Apr 8


San Francisco

Sketching with Sami

Join science illustrator Sami Chang as she field sketches throughout the SFBG. With three classes, you can either learn the basics of field sketching, how to illustrate California native wildflowers, or how to illustrate the beautiful landscapes of the SFBG.

Sketching with Sami

Time & Location

Feb 11, Mar 25, Apr 8

San Francisco, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA

About the event

Field Sketching: Saturday, February 11th, 10:30am-12pm

Through this class, participants will learn how to accurately illustrate what they see as well as a few quick field sketching techniques to get as much information down as possible in a short amount of time. Subjects we will focus on include plants from various parts of the SFBG as well as the landscapes they create. We will also dive into various field sketch layouts to look into different ways on how to document our observations.

Sketching Wildflowers: Saturday, March 25th, 10:30am-12pm

This class will focus on sketching California native flowers from the gardens while learning the basic parts of a flower. Participants will also get the opportunity to learn about specific plants and flowers around the garden and their ecological importance.

Landscapes of the SFBG: Saturday, April 8th, 10:30am-12pm

This class will focus on looking at the “bigger picture” of the various landscapes formed within different parts of the gardens. Participants will learn the basics to creating a landscape sketch including atmospheric perspective and composition.

Participant fees:

Adult - $25

Youth (Ages 10-17) - $15

SFBG/GGGP members receive a 10% discount. Please access your membership portal for this discount.

Materials not included. Please refer to materials list and be prepared to bring these supplies to the workshop.

Materials list:

- Pencil

- Eraser

- Watercolor paints (contained in a palette)

- Sketchbook (with watercolor paper)

- Waterbrush

- Micron pen

- Tombow Dual Brush Pen - Cool Gray

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