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December 1: Lessons in the Learnscape -- Draw Your Own Nature-Themed Holiday Cards

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  • Adult Workshop
When Dec 01, 2012
from 01:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where Nearby Nature Yurt in Alton Baker Park
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Contact Phone 541-687-9699
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Squirrel by David WagnerLooking for a naturally creative way to usher in the holiday season? Why not join Nearby Nature for our next Lessons in the Learnscape Workshop: Draw Your Own Nature-Themed Holiday Cards, taught by David Wagner, on Saturday, December 1, from 1-4:30 pm.  The event will be held at  the Yurt in Nearby Nature's Learnscape in Alton Baker Park.

Participants in the Draw Your Own Nature-Themed Holiday Cards workshop will draw a picture and take home cards at the end of class. Photographs will be used as a template for making accurate ink drawings of natural objects with an emphasis on the traditional technique of stippling. This method also works well for making drawings for coloring. Participants will need microtip pens and are encouraged to bring a favorite nature photo and art materials as desired. Other materials will be provided.

Pre-registration is encouraged and space is limited. The workshop cost is a sliding scale: $17-$30 for members, $20-$35 for non-members. Work trades available. To register or for Bird Sketch by Christinamore information, call 541-687-9699 or email info@nearbynature.org, or see www.nearbynature.org/learnscape.

About the Instructor: David Wagner was a missionary kid raised in India, attending boarding school in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains from kindergarten through high school. Early in life he fell in love with mountains and nature. He collected ferns, beetles, and butterflies, tracked birds and mammals, and chased snakes. After returning to the USA he went through college and graduate school in Washington, earning a Ph.D. in Botany from Washington State University. From there he moved directly to Eugene, Oregon, where he has lived and worked for over 35 years. He specializes in ferns, mosses, and liverworts. He operates the Northwest Botanical Institute, dedicated to research, education, and public service. He is deeply involved with the Eugene Natural History Society, has created the Willamette Valley Nature Calendar for many years, and writes a monthly nature column, "It's About Time," for the Eugene Weekly newspaper.

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