Field Sketching, Metolius River 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 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 Metolius River 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. A list of supplies that attendees will need to bring with them will be sent prior to the workshop. Both days will run from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. **Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.**



The Deschutes Land Trust is hosting several activities on June 1st as part of Get Outdoors Oregon. We hope you'll join us:

The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts is a statewide association dedicated to advancing land conservation in Oregon.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: The first day will be indoors and the second day will be a moderate 3-4 mile hike on established trails.

    Route: This hike will start at Lower Bridge Campground on the Metolius River and follow a dirt trail along the river and through the forest. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    Sketching supplies (list will be provided), snacks/lunch, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    The Metolius River Preserve is a 30-acre Preserve near Camp Sherman, Oregon. The Preserve includes .75 miles of the Metolius River, mixed pine, cedar and spruce forest, a riverside meadow, and a rare fen or wetland. It is home to a host of wildlife species including returning salmon and sockeye, songbirds, deer, and a variety of unique plants and trees.