Whether you’re a seasoned sketcher or have never drawn before, this is an opportunity to get out and explore Lake Merritt in a fun and relaxed way, creating personal memories in your sketchbook.

We will work together in learning different simple techniques in pen, pencil and watercolor. Your guide, a full-time professional artist and sketching tour leader in Rome, Italy will lead you in some straight forward exercises that will have you thinking and looking in new ways to create your own personalized sketches.

All materials provided and NO experience necessary.

In the morning we’ll gather at the front of Kaiser Center (300 Lakeside Drive) overlooking Lake Merritt to get to know each other, have a look and get to know your sketch kit and then head out to sketch along the lake.

Throughout the morning we’ll be working both together and separately in our sketchbooks, coming together at the end to share our sketches and the morning’s experiences.

Afterwards there will be the option to go to lunch together nearby and Kelly will give a watercolor demonstration for anyone interested in staying and sketching together for the afternoon.