Summer 2019-Field Sketching Class!

Our terrific Field Sketching class is back yet again! 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 4–28, 2019 • $230 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 or two 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 learn from your classmates’ work, and visited some interesting local places that are fun to draw.

Everyone is welcome in this class regardless of experience!

MEETING DAYS/TIMES: 8 classes, June 4–28; 10:00 am–3:00 pm.

  • Tuesday June 4 (meet in H105) and Friday June 7 (off campus)
  • Tuesday June 11 and Friday June 14 (both days off campus)
  • Tuesday June 18 and Friday June 21 (both days off campus)
  • Tuesday June 25 and Friday June 28 (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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