Ready, Set, Sketch: An Olive Odyssey at Jacuzzi Vineyards!

Saturday, February 10, 10-1pm

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, 24724 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476

This month we have another special location selected (thanks Linda!) at Jacuzzi Vineyards located in Sonoma.

There is no cost to attend the event. . . the grounds open at 10 – (the olive event begins at 11). We’ll sketch from 10am till 1pm, then share our sketches.

Seeking more information about the olive event? Click here: https://www.anoliveodyssey.com/

We’re allowed to bring chairs and stools, but no easels or oil paints.

From their website:
“Don Landis of Don’s Olives presents an all things Olive experience at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, CA. All your senses will be stimulated! Savor unique Olives, taste delicious Olive oil and have Olive inspired food for snack. Feast your eyes on Olive art served up by ceramists, photographers and painters. Have your thirst for Olive knowledge quenched by Olive tree experts, notables from U.C.Davis and local folks. Enjoy fabulous Jacuzzi Family Vineyards wine…attendees can enjoy a special 15% discount on wine (wine tasting fees apply) and Olive oil in The Olive Press and Jacuzzi Family Vineyards gift shops all weekend. Tour The Olive Press Olive oil mill, browse the gift shops and relax in the beautiful courtyard with Italian music in the air…its entertaining, delicious and fun.”

Hope to see you there!
Richard

Ready, Set, Sketch: Cornerstone Sonoma!

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Come join us SATURDAY June 11 at 10am-1pm at Cornerstone Sonoma for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing.

As you may know, Sunset magazine now owns Cornerstone and use it for their test gardens. Info from their website: “Cornerstone Gardens are an ever-changing series of gardens, showcasing innovative designs from international and local landscape architects and designers. The gardens were inspired by the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-Sur-Loire to create a cultural and creative haven, celebrating the connection between art, architecture and nature. There are currently nine Cornerstone Gardens. Additionally, the five Sunset Gardens highlight food production, the Sunset plant line, bee habitat, cut flowers and composting.”

We’ll meet at 10am at the entrance then disperse to sketch around the area. 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).

To find out more about this destination, use this link: http://www.cornerstonesonoma.com

Here’s a Google map link.

It is a great place to explore and has plenty of sketching opportunities!

Ready, Set, Sketch: Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma!

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Saturday May 9 — 9:45am-1pm

Westerbeke Ranch is a very special retreat center in Sonoma that has been family owned for generations. It is located on 9 acres, with hand-built buildings that were originally constructed as a family vacation compound. There are great stories about the evolution of the property and the many things that have happened there. This is one sketch meet-up you don’t want to miss!
I’ve been told we should park in the main parking lot and enter the regular way guests come to the Ranch.

All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with. There is no charge to get into the Coppola estate.

Please email me if you plan on attending. Richard (at) Artstudios dot com

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Ready, Set, Sketch: Cornerstone Sonoma!

Cornerstone Sonoma

Come join us SATURDAY August 9, 2014 at 10am-1pm at Cornerstone Sonoma for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing.

We’ll meet at 10am at the entrance then disperse to sketch around the area. 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).

To find out more about this destination, use this link: http://www.cornerstonesonoma.com

Here’s a Google map link.

It is a great place to explore and has plenty of sketching opportunities!

Jack London Sate Park

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Jack London is internationally famous for his books Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea Wolf (1904). Today the London estate is a public park which includes 1400 acres of trails, pristine vistas, and historic buildings demonstrating early 20th century life. I sketched the Stallion barn with the London’s cottage in the background surrounded by vineyards.

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Sonoma Square

Sonoma-Square_s1Last month our Ready, Set Sketch group met in the town of Sonoma, CA. This is my unfinished sketch from that day looking east on the downtown plaza.