Join science illustrator Sami Chang for a guided field sketching experience at the tide pools where we will observe a diversity of ocean life and record what we find using science illustration techniques. Basic materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their favorite nature journaling and field sketching tools, such as a journal, watercolor palette, pencils, pens, hand lenses, etc.
This program is in support of the new exhibit The Art of Nature.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Capitola (exact location shared upon registration)
$15 Members | $25 General
Registration opens for Members on Tuesday, March 14 (must be logged in). Registration opens for all Wednesday, March 15.
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About the Artist
Samantha (Sami) Chang is a proud East Bay Area Native. Growing up, she explored her jungle of a backyard, sketchbook and pens always in hand, and drew everything she saw. Though art was one of her first loves, she became passionate about marine sciences when she was 12 years old. This passion drove her to pursuing a Marine Science degree from California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and allowed her to focus her studies on a large range of marine organisms, from the Humpback whales that visit the bay during the summer months to feed on schools of sardines to the black abalone that hide deep within the rocky crevices of the intertidal to avoid being eaten by sea otters. Combining her love of art and science, she went on to gain her graduate certification in Science Illustration at CSUMB in hopes of educating large audiences on various marine organisms and ecological processes as well as how they are impacted by human interactions.
- Wear sturdy footwear that you don’t mind getting wet. Sneakers, knee-length rubber boots, and surf booties are all good options. No sandals, please! It may be windy and chilly, so dress in layers and have a windproof outer layer.
- Low tide is at 12:17 p.m.
- We will walk down a flight of stairs to reach the intertidal zone.
- Basic materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their favorite nature journaling and field sketching tools, such as a journal, watercolor palette, pencils, pens, hand lenses, etc.
- Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration fees apply to all ages.
- Restrooms are available at the parking lot.
- Please leave your pets at home. Trained service animals are permitted.
- Please adhere to the latest local guidelines for COVID safety.