Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
September 19-19, 2020
Drawing The Natural World With Charcoal and Pastel
By Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Event Overview

Join Joshua Tree based artist Monica L. Mahoney in an immersive field sketching walk-about in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park. Known for her expressive drawing style and knowledge of the native flora of the region, Monica will lead participants on a journey to capture the shapes, forms, and vistas of the natural world using graphite, charcoal, and neutral tone soft pastel. Sharing her wealth of knowledge, Monica will guide an easy and informative natural-history walk in a spectacular private location in search of the objects and vistas that students will choose to draw. Students will explore the power of line quality, shading techniques, and using foreground, middle ground, and background shapes for creating strong, believable compositions. The class is designed for all levels and students will be given one to one attention as needed. The goal of the workshop is to sharpen our natural observation skills while having fun and exploring how drawing brings us closer to Nature and ourselves. The skills learned in this class are complimentary to the upcoming watercolor painting workshop on November 9.

This class will be conducted at the reserved Lost Horse Campground.

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Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

About Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

The Desert Institute offers classes for adult learners in cultural history, natural science, survival skills, desert naturalist studies, women’s programs, citizen science, and creative arts. All programs are taught by expert instructors who provide a personal and enjoyable learning experience on these educational adventures.

When & Where

  • From:Sep 19, 2020,09:00 AM
  • To:Sep 19, 2020,04:00 PM
  • Location: Joshua Tree National Park

    6554 Park Blvd,, 92252, Joshua Tree.

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