Field Expedition - Drawing to Learn the Sonoran Desert

Instructor: Dr. Lee Ann Woolery

Adult class (18 & up)

Explore the desert through artists’ eyes. Before photography, many scientists were skilled as both artist and scientist. Botanists, zoologists, geologists all sketched to learn about the subject they studied thus advancing their knowledge and scientific understanding. The Tucson Mountain Field Station at Desert Discovery Center is surrounded by an ancient saguaro cactus forest. We’ll explore the concept of ‘drawing to learn’ so bring your sketch book. We’ll be drawing, translating the land’s stories; giant saguaros, road runners, woodpeckers, and Palo Verde trees. All levels of experience welcome. Cost $45 per class. Materials fee ($5) payable at first class or bring your own. Materials list forwarded after registration.


Class Code        Dates                     Time                                Registration Deadline
(9518)                Sat 1/25                9:00 a.m.-Noon
(9519)                Mon 2/17               9:00 a.m.-Noon
(9520)                Wed 3/25               8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
(9521)                Sat 4/11               8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


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Field Expedition – The Natural History of Canoa Ranch
Instructor: Lee Ann Woolery
Adult class (18 & up)
Learn about the natural history of Historic Canoa Ranch. We’ll walk through thick mesquite bosque, along dry desert washes and beside the pond and ciénega to experience winter bird migration. We’ll explore the concept of ‘drawing to learn’ so bring your sketch book. We’ll be drawing, translating the land’s stories; 9,000 ft Mt. Wrightson’s reflection on the clear blue waters of Canoa pond, coyotes lopping across the basin and range topography, Cooper’s Hawk, Gambel’s Quail, both predator and prey at home in the thick mesquite. All levels of experience welcome. Cost $45 per class. Materials fee ($5) payable at first class or bring your own. Materials list forwarded after registration.

Class Code         Dates                     Time                                   Registration Deadline
(9522)                 Mon 1/20               9:00 a.m.-Noon.
(9523)                 Sun 3/1                 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


To REGISTER -  Go to: https://apm.activecommunities.com/nrpr/Activity_Search