Live to Draw. Draw to Live. Enjoy improving your observational drawing skills. Learn to use your sketchbook for developing ideas, organizing your thoughts, and increasing productivity. Join our small but mighty community as we sketch on the streets, in the field, and in the studio. Learn to draw the moment!
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Covid is showing signs of retreat! Let’s go outdoors again, keep the distance safe, and draw in small groups. Our on-location sketchbook workshops are a great way to start the summer drawing season.
Explore! Experiment! Express! And have fun! On-location workshops help you discover new ways to apply drawing skills to everyday life.
June 12 Sketchbook Basics: Mission Plaza Park
Dust off that sketchbook, pack a lunch, and relax into a pleasant afternoon of drawing. Whether you’re sketching for the first time or improving your skills, this sketchbook workshop at Mission Plaza Park is a great way to get the summer drawing season started.
June 26 Sketchbook Workshop: City Hall
Get acquainted with drawing in town while sketching the grounds at Santa Cruz City Hall. This serene location gives you a choice of learning how to draw buildings or how to draw a variety of interesting plants. Or both!
July 17 Observational Sketching: Wilder Ranch
One of our most popular field sketching workshops is an afternoon at Wilder Ranch! Relax at this scenic ranch setting while exploring methods of composition and how to capture subject matter quickly while drawing historic buildings, animals, trees, and antique farm equipment. Open to adults, all skill levels—especially beginners
July 31 Urban Sketchbook Workshop: Downtown Santa Cruz
Sketch the rhythm of downtown as you capture the sights and sounds of Santa Cruz. Enjoy sketching people, buildings, and cars from a sidewalk vantage point such as an outdoor restaurant venue. We’ll enjoy learning how to put the hustle and bustle of the 3D world on the 2D page.
Past workshops that we’ve loved! We look forward to doing them again in the future!
On-Location Workshops & Events
The Scribbles Institute is proud to serve the Central California Coast. We are always eager to work with important organizations such as the Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz, shown above. Here are some of the various workshops and events we are involved in:
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