Summer 2018-Field Sketching Class!

Our terrific Field Sketching class is back!  This is a great summer class (fee-based) that’s always an exceptional experience for anyone interested in developing free-hand drawing skills.

LANHT899 – Landscape Sketching in the Field
Instructor: Chris Grampp
4 weeks, 8 sessions  •  June 5–29, 2018  •  $225 fee

DESCRIPTION: Each day we’ll meet at a nearby Bay Area location to sketch the landscape. Our objectives will vary from class to class: line and tone, shade and shadow, color, quick layout strategies, gesture, drawing plants and landscape materials, and more. We’ll do a sketch each morning and review our work at lunch, and do another sketch and review in the afternoon. By the end of the course you will have done around 16-20 landscape sketches, experimented with a variety of drawing techniques and approaches, had the opportunity to see your classmates’ work, and visited some interesting local places you might otherwise miss.

Everyone is welcome in this class regardless of experience!

MEETING DAYS/TIMES: 8 classes, June 5–29; 10:00 am–3:00 pm.

  • Tuesday June 5 (meet in H105) and Friday June 8 (off campus)
  • Tuesday June 12 and Friday June 15 (both days off campus)
  • Tuesday June 19 and Friday June 22 (both days off campus)
  • Tuesday June 26 and Friday June 29 (both days off campus)

The first class is orientation and will meet in room H105 at the Landscape Horticulture Department, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland CA.  For the first class, please bring a 9×12 sketchbook, some pencils (2B, 4B, 6B, 8B), an eraser, and lunch.  For more information, contact Chris at

Click here for an illustrative PDF flyer with the registration form on the back, or click here for just the registration form for fee-based classes.  To enroll, contact Mr. Maril M. Bull at or 510-436-2418.  Please note that due to District policy, we can only accept checks for fee-based classes.  While we recognize it may be inconvenient, neither cash nor credit are acceptable forms of payment.  Thank you for your understanding.

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Merritt College, Landscape Horticulture Department
12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, California 94619
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