Experience hosted by Maria

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Let's Go Sketch! — Lake Merritt is an invitation to sketch outdoors and on location at Lake Merritt located in downtown Oakland, CA.

Let's Go Sketch! — Lake Merritt. This one-day, 2.5 hour workshop combines art instruction with opportunities to discover the spaces and places that comprise Lake Merritt.

This location provides opportunities to practice sketching and painting in a vibrant urban lakeside setting. Participants can practice capturing water and reflections, people and animals in motion, and/or buildings in perspective.

Through one-on-one and tailored instruction, participants learn the basics of sketching and painting in the open air.

Supplies: Participants should bring a few basic materials: 1. A small sketchbook (3.5 inch × 5.5 inch or larger), 2. A small set of half pan paints, 3. At least one quality watercolor round brush (#6, #8, or #10), 4. A 4b or 6b pencil, and 5. A small container for water.

Please contact me with specific questions about your supplies. I can recommend a few small local art and design shops if you would like to purchase your supplies ahead of the workshop.

Meet your instructor: I am a long-time educator and professional writer and artist. I draw on my solid foundation in the arts, my background in teaching, and my love of community to offer meaningful art experiences.
Let's Go Sketch! — Lake Merritt is an invitation to sketch outdoors and on location at Lake Merritt located in downtown Oakland, CA.

Let's Go Sketch! — Lake Merritt. This one-day, 2.5 hour workshop combines art instruction with opportunities to discover the spaces and places that comprise Lake Merritt.

This location provides opportunities to practice sketching and painting in a vibrant urban lakeside setting. Participants…

Accessibility

No stairs or steps
Mainly flat or levelled ground

Meet your host, Maria

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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My experience sketching and painting outdoors has shown me the importance of getting outside to learn the story of the community where I live and work.

I am an educator, writer, and artist who draws on my solid foundation in teaching and the fine arts to inspire others.
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From £45/ person

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Where you'll be

Guests will join me at Lake Merritt in Oakland to learn how to create an open air sketch from scratch.

Guests will learn how to plan a composition, how to sketch in basic shapes, and how to mix basic colors to capture a scene with accuracy.

Lake Merritt offers opportunities for sketching and painting the vibrant community of Grand and Lakeshore Avenues in the heart of an urban center.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 6 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Items on supply list.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.