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Sketching The Past: Rainbow Forest
May 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm MST
Instructor: Kathleen Mendes
From the vast expanse of Painted Desert to the smallest crystalline fragment of petrified wood, find your inspiration in this ancient landscape. Experience the therapeutic outlet in capturing the natural serenity of the high desert in pencil. Guided line drawing exercises combined with independent art experiences will allow students to focus on subjects that invoke an emotional response and release, stirring the creative mind within the ancient surroundings of the Petrified Forest.
Students will check in at the SOUTH entrance gate for registration packets and entrance vouchers (exit Interstate 40 at Holbrook, East on Hwy 180, traveling 19 miles to the south gate) and meet at 9:00 AM at the Rainbow Forest Museum. You will follow the instructor on a short walk near the museum to a dynamic setting of rolling grassland littered with petrified wood logs against a background of colorful buttes. The workshop will wrap up around 1:00 PM, leaving students free to explore the rest of the park until closing or continue to capture the ethereal beauty of the park in their compositions.
Rainbow Forest is home to the largest and some of the most colorful pieces of petrified wood in the park. Nearby trails will take you to Long Logs or Agate House.
- Meeting time: 9:00 AM
- Class will be over by 1:00 PM
- $59 – Non-Member
- $49 – Member
- Includes entrance fee
- This is an outdoor drawing event, weather permitting.
- Bring your pencil and pad, sun protection, chair, shade umbrella, hat, snacks and plenty of water in a light day pack.
- Minimum age 10
- Maximum number of participants 12.