Nature is an endless source of inspiration and visual stimulation. See the land with new eyes as you hike and draw on City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks (OSMP) trails with a view of the famous Flatirons. Create a closer connection to place by responding to the natural phenomena you'll learn about and observe along the way. Explore a variety of drawing media and techniques and apply the basic visual elements of art: line, shape, space, light, color, and texture. Naturalist Suzanne Michot will guide participants along the trails, interpreting aspects of the natural world that surround us and give us inspiration. She will point out interesting natural features encountered on the hike and discuss some of the flora, wildlife, geology and history of the area.
Amanda Maldonado, artist and teacher, will provide art instruction. No art experience is necessary to take this class.
Participants should bring their own supplies such as a sketchbook or loose drawing paper, drawing pencils, color pencils, and something to sit on while drawing. Meet at the Chautauqua Dining Hall, 900 Baseline Road in Boulder. The hike is approximately 2.5 miles round trip with a 500 foot elevation gain. Wear sturdy tennis shoes or boots and bring water.
The hike will be approximately 3 miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet and start from the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring water and rain gear if needed. Please allow plenty of time for parking or catch the shuttle to and from Chautauqua. Meeting location: Chautauqua Dining Hall, 900 Baseline Rd (meet outside on patio). Participants should bring their own supplies such as a sketchbook or loose drawing paper, drawing pencils, color pencils, and something to sit on while drawing.