Join us for a fun nature drawing class for kids aged 8 – 12. Kids will learn to broaden their horizons in observing and drawing nature. We will be exploring and learning both indoors and outside. For the first hour we will be drawing nature objects such as leaves, feathers, pinecones, etc inside the Snapp House. During the second hour we will go outside to directly observe and draw from nature. Get encouragement and drawing tips, and enjoy sharing (not critique) of your work. Our instructor is a SCEC board members who is a children’s book author and illustrator. Some supplies provided, others can be purchased at your local art supply store.
Pre-Registration required; use the form below.
Dress for Fall weather; bring sturdy shoes and a weatherproof jacket.
We will provide drawing tablets, pencils, and pens. Each child should have a
small drawing pad, soft pencils (HB, B) and an eraser.
List of Supplies
1. A good eraser
2. Two to four pencils (Size HB or B)
3. A pad of drawing paper, small size, such as 15 x 20.
4. Drawing pens (Pigma are good but could be other types of pens, even crowquill)
5. Ink wells (the blacker the better, India ink is good).
Instructor Tom Romano is a five-time published writer and illustrator of nature books for children. His last two books, The Watcher in the Lighthouse and Lil’ Oriole in the Land of Day and Night are on Amazon.com. Mr. Romano grew up in California. His interest in art began to show at an early age. Because of health problems, he wasn’t always allowed to play with the other kids at recess, so he would stay in the classroom and draw instead. By fourth grade, forced to take piano lessons, he colored all of his piano teacher’s exercise text books instead.
Mr. Romano has given many lectures and talks at bookstores (Barnes and Noble and
Borders books, California, Oregon and Washington). In addition he has done collaborations with other authors in illustrating the covers of their books.
Tom is a graduate of the California College of Art in Oakland, CA, (Baccalaureate), The Art Institute of Seattle, (AA degree) Concordia University, Portland Oregon with an MFA in the Technology of Education. Mr. Romano currently calls Ashland, Oregon home.