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Journaling and Nature Sketch

March 10 @ 11:30 am 1:30 pm Eastern

Welcome spring with observations of nature in your sketchbook, learning some basic observation and rendering skills in pencil and pen, adding watercolor wash and detail as we progress. Journaling and nature sketching is a dynamic and engaging class that combines the art of observation with the creativity of sketching to deepen your connection with the natural world. In this class, participants will learn the fundamentals of keeping a nature journal while honing their sketching skills to capture the beauty and intricacies of the outdoors.

This five-week class will meet on Sundays: March 10, 17, 24, April 7, and 14 (skip March 31). Each session is 2 hours.

About the Instructor

After earning her BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design and getting her feet wet in advertising, Karen Spaulding ran her own freelance graphic design business for over 20 years, where she designed ads and corporate identity and wrote advertising copy for several Virginia companies while being home with her children. She has explored the decorative arts, from murals, portraits, and pen and ink commissions to custom-painted roof slates and floor cloths.

From 2018 to 2019, she served on the board of the Mobile Arts Council, which is at the forefront of raising awareness and funds for the arts, sponsoring art shows and promoting local artists. She also served on the Religious Arts committee of Spring Hill Presbyterian Church and introduced an outreach painting program to help reach out to those suffering from depression. Karen is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, Virginia Watercolor Society, Virginia Plein Air Painters, Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists and Newport News Urban Sketchers and serves on the Hampton Arts Foundation.

This class is produced in partnership with the Hampton Arts.

4205 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, Virginia 23669 United States