We have a special treat for this month’s meet-up: Preston Farm & Winery!
Preston is a full biodynamic farm with fruits, veg, livestock, and of course, wine! It’s a beautiful property and will provide a cornucopia of subjects to sketch.
From their website: “Come taste our estate wines, homegrown olive oil, just-baked bread, fresh and pickled vegetables. Stroll the gardens, greet the animals, purchase provisions in our farm store, and picnic in the shade of our walnut tree. Our hospitality is genuine and our agrarian setting is a welcoming slice of Dry Creek Valley.”
Please join us! No experience is necessary. All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with. But don’t forget a hat, sunscreen, water, lunch, and a chair.
TIME: 11am-2pm (please note the time, this is not a typo!!! They open at 11am so we can’t meet at our usual 10am time)
DATE: Saturday, October 12, 2019
WHERE: Preston Farm & Winery (9282 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448)LUNCH: Please bring your own lunch. There are picnic tables available.
The Ready, Set, Sketch Group in Conjunction with The Healdsburg Art Atelier Presents: Sonoma County Plein Air Paint Out – A Four Day, Plein Air painting event and Wet Paint Gallery Show!
• Join in four days (June 20-23) of painting/sketching fun around Beautiful Sonoma County. • Mingle with other like-minded artists. All Experience levels welcome! • Participate in the fresh paint gallery show with Reception June 23 at The Healdsburg Art Atelier. • Participation is free but Registration (on eventrbrite) is required and space is limited. • *Optional* “Sketching Out-of-Doors for Beginners” class (taught by me, Richard Sheppard) offered June 15 in Healdsubrg, CA (separate registration and fee required).
How to Participate: • Register on eventbrite (only 50 places available). • There will be no instruction during the event (an optional class is offered the weekend before the paint-out). • Locations will be selected and emailed to participants in May. • Participation all four days is not required but if you feel you’ll miss more than two days, please let another artist who will attend more days sign up. • Each day we’ll meet at the designated location at 9:00am. After a meet-and-greet, we’ll head out to paint. At 3:00pm we’ll return to the original meeting place to share the day’s work. We’ll wrap up about 3:30pm. • On Sunday, after our daily painting, we’ll gather at The Healdsburg Art Atelier to set up for the evening’s “Wet Paint” show.
Wet Paint Show: • Reception 5pm-7pm, Sunday, June 23. • Since this is an impromptu, wet paint show, no work will be framed. • Each artist can select 1-2 of their new paintings to exhibit. Watercolor paintings will be carefully taped to the wall for viewing. Other work may sit flat on tables, etc. The public will be invited to the exhibit. • Artists will price their own work. All sales are final and will be handled through HAA with a 20% commission to the gallery.
The weather is looking dry (fingers crossed!) for this Saturday, Jan. 12 so let’s Ready Set Sketch: Healdsburg! It’s been over two years since we sketched the downtown area and there’s so much to sketch, it’s worth revisiting! We’ll meet at 10am at the gazebo in the plaza then disperse to sketch. We’ll meet back at 1pm to share our sketches. All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with (it’s also nice to have a chair to sit on).Please watch the limited time parking closer to the plaza. I recommend parking on North St. just East of Vine/Grove street. Hope to see you there!!!
Join us SATURDAY November 10, 2018 at 10am-1pm in Healdsburg for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing!
I’ll be showing my work at the holiday arts and crafts part of the farmers market this year and will be manning my booth at our scheduled meeting time. Please meet at my booth at 10am. From there we’ll disperse to sketch around town. At 1pm we’ll meet at the fountain next to The Bear Republic to share our sketches.
Anyone is welcome to join us. All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with (though it’s nice to have a chair, hat, and plenty of water).
Please remember to mind the parking limits on the streets!
Join us for a fun filled day of sketching! This month, Saturday August 11, we will meet at Lake Sonoma. This overlook provides a special view of the lake, boats, and the dry Creek Valley. There are hiking trails in the area too so you don’t have to stay in one location.
Exit Hwy 101 at Dry Creek Rd. and head west. Just before you get to the Rockpile Rd bridge, turn left onto Skaggs Springs Rd. Then take the first right up to the Lake Sonoma Overlook. I recommend you bring a lunch. There are restrooms available on site.
Please join us! No experience is necessary. All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with. The event is free.
Come join us SATURDAY July 11, 2015 at 10am-1pm in Healdsburg for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing (It also happens to be a World Wide Sketchcrawl day).
We’ll meet at 10am at the gazebo in the downtown plaza then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back at 1pm to share our sketches.
The town of Healdsburg has an endless supply of sketching opportunities, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, coffee shops, and books stores.
All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with (it’s also nice to have a chair to sit on).
Parking is free but to avoid a time limit, it’s best to park a couple blocks from the plaza.
Last weekend, the Ready, Set Sketch! group toured the Dry Creek Valley by bike. It’s one of the most beautiful rides in Sonoma County. Resting on a hilltop along Chiquita road, I sketched an owl box standing high above the vineyard covered landscape.
Lambert Bridge crossing Dry Creek, located just outside of Healdsburg in the Dry Creek Valley.
Quivira Vineyards, a beautiful winery located on the far end of the Dry Creek Valley has both, arresting views and great wine. This sketch shows a nearby barn, neck deep in vineyards.