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Sketching the Farmer’s Market

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The Farmer’s Market is full of rich, luminous color, a variety of textures, and diverse shapes and sizes – it is an artist’s paradise! Join us at the Saturday Farmer’s Market at Cabrillo to enjoy and record the season’s delights. Students will meet at the market, choose a couple of items to paint or draw, and then spend the rest of the class exploring different techniques for capturing their chosen subjects.

With a scientific illustrator, who lives and works on California's central coast, students will learn methods for capturing organic shape, varied texture, and discover techniques for capturing color and form. There will be plenty of time to experiment and illustrate your fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other seasonal market finds with pen, ink, watercolor, and colored pencils.

Students will have time to create one or two finished drawings that capture the subject they chose at the market. They will also leave with a richer connection to the market and to our local, seasonal abundance.

Please bring a lunch and drink for the half hour lunch break that we will take on campus. Students should be prepared to purchase their items at the Farmer’s Market.

Your materials fee will include tracing paper, colored drawing paper (neutrals & earth tones), and watercolor paper. Please carefully review the class letter and materials list for details about required supplies.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

Aptos Main Campus

Megan Gnekow 



Please read:  Please bring a lunch and drink for the lunch break. Remember to check the class letter for a list of materials to bring to class, and be prepared to purchase items at the Farmer's Market.

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/16/2020 - 5/16/2020 Weekly - Sat 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: VAPA 2008 Megan Gnekow