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Sketching in the Garden
Alan Chadwick Garden
Santa Cruz, CA
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Saturday Aug 24, 2019 9:30 AM - Saturday Aug 24, 2019 11:30 AM | $5.00 - $30.00


Sketching in the Garden
In this class, we'll work on cultivating our observational skills and artistic talent with inspiration from the Alan Chadwick Garden. Starting with a short presentation about a variety of approaches to field sketching and journaling, we'll take a look at several different examples of how to create a successful sketchbook page composition. After an overview of materials, techniques, and a quick demo, we'll head out into the garden to draw! Instructor will be on hand to help guide our garden artists when needed with composition, technique, or direction.

Instructor Profile:
Tina Fuller Somers is a Santa Cruz native with a deep appreciation for the outdoors, science and art. She holds a BA in painting from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara and a Master's certification in science illustration from UC Santa Cruz Extension program. In her 12 years of experience as a science illustrator and graphic artist/designer, her work ranges widely from detailed educational illustrations to logo and wedding invitation design as well as large scale murals. Clients include the Lyon Arboretum of Oahu, The Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and Patagonia. Her most recent work and progress can be found at or @hawkandhammergram on Instagram.

Level of Experience:
All levels welcome

Materials Needed:
Sketch journal with paper suitable for wet and dry media, at least one of the following: watercolor kit/waterbrush, pencil/eraser, and/or fine-tipped ink pens such as micron pigma. Instructor will provide an array of sample materials if students want to try out/experiment with different media during the class.

Recommended: Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, camp chair/stool or blanket/mat for comfortable sitting in the garden.

Online registration costs: $30 for general public, $20 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members, $15 limited income, $5 for current UCSC students.
Or pay at the door (cash or check only): $40 for general public, $30 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members, $20 limited income, $5 for current UCSC students.

Click here if you're interested in finding out about how to join the Friends of the Farm & Garden.

Click here to see additional upcoming fruit tree and gardening events

If you prefer to pre-enroll by check, please send a check made payable to UC Regents to:

Vanessa Ackermann/CASFS
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
attn: Garden Sketching Workshop

For directions to the Alan Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus, please see the CASFS website.

Click here to see additional fruit tree and gardening events sponsored by the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS).

For more information call 831.459-3240 or email


Alan Chadwick Garden (View)
245 McLaughlin Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States


Arts > Visual
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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