Find sunny views of nature in our new Impressionist gallery! Take your art supplies outdoors and create art en plein air as the French masters did. Use paint and learn how to mix colors to show natural and shadow. Invite your family and friends to a mini exhibition at the end of the week.
Learn to draw in any location. Develop your observational drawing skills and practice using a variety of drawing tools. Spend a week drawing on location in the museum’s galleries of art and architecture and outdoors in Oakland. Sketch an architec-tural rendering inspired by the Building Optimism: Public Space in South America exhibition. Build up your artist sketchbook with a variety of quick studies and more finished compositions including landscapes and people. All materials are provided including sketchbook.
Walk in the footsteps of people from diverse cultures from across the world and through time. Follow the trail of early humans across thousands of miles and decide how you would adapt to a changing world. Dig deeper on an archaeology adventure as you analyze petroglyphs—ancient rock art—to understand the relationships between people and animals in changing environments. Inscribe your own petroglyphs as early humans did to tell the story of what you have discovered.