Date: May 18, 2014
Join me for a unique workshop at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York! We will start the morning with a brief discussion about my Conservation Sketching Expeditions and how I use art to support conservation projects like the Painted Dog Conservation project in Zimbabwe and the African People & Wildlife Fund in Tanzania. I will explain some of the special challenges faced when sketching wildlife in the field and will talk about how to overcome these challenges, whether you are sketching wolves in Yellowstone or elephants in Africa. Then you will be able to try your own hand at sketching WCC’s ambassador wolves! You will also have a chance to see the WCC’s critically endangered Red wolves and Mexican Gray wolves.
The materials listed below are my usual field sketching supplies. They dry easily, can be packed away quickly and (apart from my sketchbook) all fit inside a long pencil case. I do not work from an easel. You are welcome to bring whatever you like, but I highly recommend dry materials like pencils and pens or pastels. You will be doing a lot of short sketches as the wolves will be moving around. The idea is to capture the movement and simple shapes, not to complete a finished painting or drawing.
- 11×14″ sketchbook with at least 20 sheets.
- 2 or 3 pencils (HB, 2B, 4B) plus eraser.
- Sketching pens (black or brown or grey looks great) or pastels or colored pencils.
- Bulldog clips to hold paper down in case it is windy.
- (optional) Field box of watercolors, plus small water container plus 2 or 3 brushes of varying sizes.
- Hat, sunglasses, sunblock, raincoat, waterbottle etc to suit the weather.
- (optional) If you have them you can also bring binoculars & a folding chair, although these are not essential.
Date: May 18, 2014
I hope to see you there!