ARTIST WORKSHOP, Eugene, OR: Art and Science of Field Sketchbooks

Mount Pisgah Aboretum (map)

This workshop is co-organized by Mt. Pisgah Arboretum and Creature Conserve, in support of bringing artists and scientists together to promote conservation.

In this two day workshop for artists of all levels, Oregon illustrator and Creature Conserve artist instructor Emily Poole will teach the basics of field sketching and keeping a sketchbook that reflects your interests, and Mount Pisgah Arboretum Interpretation Coordinator August Jackson will lead the group on an ecological sketching tour of the Arboretum. You will learn how to draw from nature in both technical and abstract ways, and explore different approaches to sketchbooking to find what works best for you. Members $60, non-members $70. Pre-registration required. Visit for more information and to register.


Sprout CoWorking (map)

Creature Conserve and Sprout Coworking invite visual artists and writers to attend a workshop on how to make science more accessible and understandable, using urban ecology as the unifying theme. All skill levels are welcome. Advance registration is required. Funded by the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts. To register, visit

Workshop participants are invited to submit artwork for a juried exhibit, "Urban Wildlife in Rhode Island: "Learning to Co+Exist" planned for Sprout Gallery in Providence for the month of April 2020 in celebration of Earth Day.