Walks and Workshops

Join the Museum for nature connections that bring us closer to our surroundings. Learn new skills, visit new places, or discover familiar places in a whole new way!

Upcoming Events:

Pathway to Drawing Landscapes

December 15 | 9:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Pre-Registration Required | Click HERE to Register
e: $25 General | $20 Museum Members
Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Limited to 15 participants

About the Workshop:

Join local artist, Ann Thiermann for a guided drawing workshop to creating beautiful landscapes inspired by her exhibit Pathways Through Our Parks. Learn how to “get a viewer into the scene via the pathway” using pastels and take home your very own beautiful landscape. During this workshop, taking place in the gallery, watch the artist demonstrate basic landscape design concepts of line, color and atmospheric perspective as she sketches from her own paintings on display. Participants will be encouraged to use the paintings of the exhibit as the foundation for their own composition. No experience is necessary! As you work, the artist will guide you through the process and help you build a composition to be proud of.

All materials will be provided as well as light refreshments.

About the Artist:

Ann Elizabeth ThiermannMFA is inspired by living, hiking, and painting in beautiful Santa Cruz County. Her creativity is fueled by her artistic family, Sylvie, the studio cat, her folk dancing friends, teaching and leading art trips abroad. In addition to painting landscapes and murals, daily joy comes from swimming, camping, and visiting the farmer’s market and working in her garden. Movement in her art is reinforced by her time playing organ, piano and harpsichord as a church musician.

Walks and Workshops are sponsored by:

Do you have an idea for a future walk or workshop?  Let us know at education@santacruzmuseum.org.