Field Sketching, Whychus Canyon Preserve

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This is a 2-day workshop!

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and botanical illustrator, Rebecca Brown-Thompson, for a two-day workshop(May 6 and 7) on field sketching. We will spend the first day in the studio honing basic sketching techniques valuable for all forms of sketching. Train your eye to see negative spaces, shapes, proportion, perspective, and tones. Learn flora and fauna drawing tips and how to draw what you see, not what you think you see. The second day will be spent at Whychus Canyon Preserve practicing and expanding on what we learned on Saturday as well as developing skills and style in documenting insights on nature. This two-day workshop is open to adults of all skill levels. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: The first day will be indoors, and the second day will be an easy 1-2 mile hike along trails at Whychus Canyon Preserve.

    Route: This hike will follow the trails at Whychus Canyon Preserve.

    Elevation gain/loss: This hike is easy, with little to no elevation gain/loss.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks/Lunch, water, sketching supplies, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Whychus Canyon Preserve is a 930 acre Preserve on Whychus Creek near Sisters, Oregon. It was first established by the Deschutes Land Trust in 2010 and an additional 480 acres was added in 2014. The Preserve contains four miles of Whychus Creek, high quality grasslands, old growth juniper, cottonwood and aspen stands. With such a diverse range of habitats, Whychus Canyon Preserve is home to a variety of fish and wildlife.