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Silverpoint Workshop a Hit!

Silverpoint Workshop a Hit!

Huge thanks to member Carol Cassidy for the great silverpoint workshop at the Vancouver Public Library on Oct. 8. We had a great time and learned a lot! We especially appreciated the opportunity to “cross pollinate” with members of the Oregon Botanical Artists group! Carol discussed the historical and technical aspects of silverpoint in really good detail in the morning, and then we spent the afternoon making our own silverpoint creations....

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Plans set for Oct. 8 silverpoint workshop in Vancouver, WA

Plans set for Oct. 8 silverpoint workshop in Vancouver, WA

Final details on the silverpoint workshop taught by GNSI-Oregon member Carol Cassidy! RSVP to gnsi.oregon@gmail.com by Sept. 23 to hold a space.  The workshop will be open to the public, but we have first dibs until that date. When: Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Where: Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver, WA 98660 What: All things silverspoint, including exploring different grounds on which to do Silverpoint, and learning how to transfer the image onto the ground, techniques of Silverpoint. Cost: $20 – includes material and stylus Bring: A black & white photo, (not another drawing,) #2B, #4h pencils, eraser, tracing paper, etc.   Here’s a little more on the subject from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverpoint Questions? Contact Carol...

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Cape Perpetua / Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary field trip

Cape Perpetua / Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary field trip

Awesome, amazing visit with Paul Engelmeyer of the Portland Audubon Society / The Nature Conservancy in and around Yachats yesterday! We got an overview of the conservation strategies and work he’s been involved in – really too numerous to list (marine reserves, seabird protection areas, watershed councils, Important Bird Area designations, wilderness designations, etc.). We went to the Cape Perpetua overlook and we hiked/bird watched through Audubon’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary. We spotted cedar wax wings and a very sweet dipper, as well as western tiger swallowtails. Paul was so generous with his time! We were invited to post our sightings to iNaturalist, as well as post field sketches to it. We didn’t actually get around to field sketching, but maybe we’ll post some sketches based on the...

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