5/14 Introduction to Drawing Trees with Patricia Larenas

Get to know the trees around you through a fun field sketching experience in the park. In this workshop led by Patricia Larenas (featured in this year’s The Art of Nature exhibit), we will discuss different branching forms, how to scale a tree to the page, as well as approaches for good composition. Patricia will also demonstrate how to use soluble drawing media (with samples for you to try).

Saturday, May 14, 2022
10 a.m. to noon
Free for Museum Members | $25 General

Member presale through April 12. Registration open to the public beginning April 13.

This program is part of our series in support of the 34th annual science illustration exhibit, The Art of Nature.


  • Wear layers and be prepared to be out in the sun for long stretches of time. Hats are a good idea!
  • Leave your doggos at home.
  • Restrooms are available inside the Museum.
  • Parking permits are required on Pilkington Ave. adjacent to the Museum. Staff will provide one for any participant who parks there.
  • Basic materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their favorite art supplies, such as a sketchbook and pencils. We will focus on sketching with graphite.
  • Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration fees apply to all ages.
  • Follow the latest guidelines for COVID safety at the time of the event.

About the Artist

Patricia Larenas is an exhibiting member of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists and is currently Artist in Residence with Canopy, a local non-profit organization, whose mission is to grow the urban forest. She studied in the Filoli Botanical Art Certificate Program in Woodside, CA and has a B.A. degree in Studio Art from San Jose State University. Patricia also studied horticulture and was a garden designer for seven years, until 2020.

See her website: www.plarenasonpaper.com
Instagram: @plarenas_onpaper