Drawing on the Run

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Sunday May 20

10:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

Do you ever want to stop and sketch your views while you are traveling or visiting special places? 

It can be difficult when we have friends, family or an itinerary waiting for us. The challenge is to capture the essence of what we see in a short time, whether its 30 seconds, 1/2 an hour or one hour.

 Using pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil, we will go through some exercises to learn a few simple but effective techniques to record our experiences so we can enjoy them, or even work from them, later. The act of drawing and recording our interest on paper deepens our ability to experience and "see" a place in more detail. It allows us to slow down and appreciate and absorb. 

 You might even be surprised by what you can draw!

 Materials needed are: 

A small sketchbook 11 x 14 at largest

A pen with indelible waterproof ink. The tip should roll smoothly on paper without any resistance.

Colored Pencils - at least a couple of each of the following -  reds, yellows, greens, blues, browns, white


All program fees include admission to the Garden, rain or shine (a $12 value per adult).

Please email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu to inquire if ASL Interpretation is available.

Cancellation Policy: Notification two weeks prior to program receives full refund; less than two weeks receives a one-time credit toward another Garden program to be used within 90 days; less than 48 hours from program start, no refunds or credit will be given for cancellations or absences.


In the event that the Garden has to cancel a program you will be offered a full refund or the option to transfer to another program.