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My felted wool bag.

 

 

THE BEAUTY AROUND US:
INTERPRETING THROUGH ART

NOTE FROM A STUDENT: "Jude, this comes to say how very much I enjoyed your workshop at the Forestry Center, and I think you will be pleased to know I have been putting your teaching to use. I recently purchased a good journal and have just finished my second page, with the topic being my trip to Cape Perpetua yesterday. And yes, I am liking the effect I get with the paints I purchased. This morning I painted my sketches with your book at hand for ideas on how to handle the rocks and ocean especially. The worksop day was so full with the excellent art show, and the added bonus of the John Muir prints - a very inspiring day." ~ Best wishes, Lynda

 

Here is a summary of classes I am teaching, both locally and other places. Registration and payment holds your place. If I cancel, you have a credit, good for rest of the term. Email me to register or for questions.

I hope you enjoy my latest encounters with birds....

Red breasted Nuthatch

WINTER SCHEDULE:

2015 CLASSES WITH JUDE SIEGEL

NOTE: All classes require registration and payment. Cancellation policy varies with class. Ask for details.

 

 

Kestrel

MONDAY STUDIO CLASS

January 5-February 9 (6 weeks)

10-1:30 $240 for 6, $45 per day for less than 6 & drop-in

Nature Journaling with watercolor and other media

Using our journal format, we continue our study and practice different topics and techniques to learn to see, use our tools, and explore and experiment in order to grow.

THIS CLASS IS FULL. SINGLE DAY OPTIONS FOR SOME DAYS.Contact Jude for details.

 

KingfisherNATURE JOURNALING THE WINTERAT PORTLAND AUDUBON

JAN 24 & 31 (two Saturdays 10-3)

$75 members/$95 non-members See full description and register online: audubonportland.org/trips-classes-camps/adult.

NATURE JOURNALING:

KingfisherAs we turn to Winter, and are cozy inside, we will be exploring more in depth, various skills and approaches with our paints, pencils and pens, including some fun things to make us smile and twinkle. A perfect remedy for the Winter Blues and the Holiday stress!

New students are always welcome! No experience needed. A relaxing supportive environment to explore this unique medium. We work in journal form, using watercolor, drawing, writing if you wish,and other fun techniques. The process is emphasized, and learning to see in new ways.

Kingfisher

 

NATURE JOURNALING: a record of life around you at MULTNOMAH ART CENTER (SW Portland)

Tuesdays 10-1 January 13-March 10 $198 Register at: multnomahartcenter.org or 503-823-2787

MARCH CLASSES:

NATURE JOURNALING: SPRING STUDIO CLASS AT JUDE'S

Mondays 10-1:30 March 2-April 6 (6 weeks)
cost: $240 for full session, $45/day for less than 6
payment holds your place
LOCATION : Garden Home (SW Portland, near Multnomah Village)

A dynamic, personal exploration of the world around us, and recording our observations with watercolor, drawing and writing, and other media at times.
We work outdoors when possible, and in studio, practicing different skills and approaches. This is about discovery and experimentation in the process of finding your own interpretation and style. Lots of encouragement, demos, discussions, and work time.
(Wait list, if full...)

 

JOURNALING OWLS:
Relaxed drawing and simple watercolor

With Jude Siegel, naturalist and artist
Saturday March 7, 2015; 10-1
Tryon Creek State Natural Area
phone: 503-636-9886

Want to capture the essence of owls on paper? snowy owl photoAdd color, loose and lovely? In this class, you will practice a way of seeing from relaxation and sensation, then drawing from there, adding watercolor simply, and writing a few personal notes and observations. No experience required, just enthusiasm! We shall work from owl specimens and reference photos. A great way to start or continue a Nature Journal!

Register at this link: Journaling Owls

 

CREATIVE JOURNALING: SPRING GARDEN!
New Growth and Renewal

poppies

Saturday, March 14, 2015 10am - 3pm
SW Portland near Gabriel Park (details with registration)
Cost: $75.
Co-teachers: Jude Siegel and Cricket Wingfield

Spring is a time of new growth, of birth, of renewal in all of nature.

 

poppies

Setting an intention is like planting a seed, and using our visual journals to represent this endeavor can be a wonderful way to start this new garden! We will use a combination of ways to hone our intentions, and to create our pages, including: writing, painting, collage, movement, and more, to work our garden of intention and wish.
No art experience needed, just willingness and enthusiasm.Red headed woodpecker

About the teachers:

JUDE SIEGEL has been exploring with art and creativity all her life. Artist, naturalist and herbalist, she has taught children and adults, and currently teaches Nature Journaling with Watercolor, in the Portland area and other places. Her book, A Pacific Northwest Nature Sketchbook (Timber Press 2006) is about the journaling process.
Contact Jude at colorfuljude@gmail.com or 503.977.1439. Website: judesiegel.com

Contact Jude at colorfuljude@gmail.com or 503.977.1439.

CRICKET WINGFIELD is a life coach and art teacher, certified in Creatively Fit Coaching. She teaches Creativity for the Fun of It! in SW Portland and Montana.

Contact Cricket at cricketwingfield@gmail.com or 805-689-6943. Website: cricketwingfield.com

To register:
Please contact Cricket Wingfield, cricketwingfield@gmail.com to hold your place. The last class was full, so jump on in if you'd like to come!

 

APRIL CLASSES:

Sketching Birds: Get the gesture!
with Jude Siegel

Chickadee - Gratitude for BirdsApril 4, Saturday 10-3 $40 (check price online)

Different from the exacting details of illustration, this approach is about getting just enough on the paper. Often, less is more! We will draw live birds, specimens and photos.

We will practice some easy ways to record those birds around us in our journals, with a little background as well. A great way to add to your birding records, and you will remember more about the birds you sketch!

We will work with graphite, pen and simple watercolor. No art experience, just willingness.

To register, contact Portland Audubon 971-222 6119 or online: audubonportland.org/trips-classes-camps/adult

 

MullienNATURE JOURNALING:
A Record of Life
Around You

Jude Siegel

Tuesdays 10-1
April 7 - June 2 (no class May 12) 8 weeks

Multnomah Art Center class for Spring. Contact MultnomahArtCenter.org or call 503-823-2787 to register.

 

MAY CLASSES:

Sketching Birds and Their Surroundings: Draw and Color

Saturday May 30 10-3 $40 (check this online)

Simple ways to get the essence of a bird, its pose and its surroundings. Add to your birding joy with a personal record in your journal. Practice some ways to see the basics of a bird without need of exact detail. We will use graphite, pen and simple water- color. Great for local birding or travels. No art experience needed.

To register, contact Portland Audubon 971-222 6119 or online: audubonportland.org/trips-classes-camps/adult

 

IN JUNE

NATURE JOURNALING 3DAY WORKSHOP AT SITKA CENTER. June 19, 20, 21, 2015. SEE THEIR ONLINE DESCRIPTION FOR DETAILS! http://www.sitkacenter.com