• Mount Pisgah Aboretum (map)
  • 34901 Frank Parrish Road
  • Eugene, OR, 97405
  • United States

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.


On Saturday, the group will discuss and practice sketchbooking and field note techniques in the classroom. On Sunday, the group will walk around the Arboretum, learning and asking questions with August and Emily, and using their sketchbooking techniques to document the flora and fauna. This will be two 5 hour workshops with breaks for lunch. You will need a sketchbook, a pencil/pen, and your choice of additional mediums. Please also bring a water bottle, sun hat/sunscreen, and whatever else you may need to work comfortably outside. Be prepared to spend most of the day on Sunday hiking outdoors on mildly steep and/or uneven ground. Meet at the Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. Members $60, non-members $70. Pre-registration required. Visit https://www.mountpisgaharboretum.com/learn/workshop-registration/ for more information and to register.