Oakland Museum Field Trip

Oakland Museum Field Trip
Sunday March 30 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

With rain in the forecast, we have moved our field trip indoors to the Oakland Museum. We will start in the natural sciences hall and draw and sketch from the specimens in their cases. The taxidermy work at the Oakland Museum is outstanding and it is a great place to study anatomy up close on a very cooperative subject. I will give a few short demonstrations throughout the day. A small folding stool is very helpful for museum sketching. If indoor noise or people asking "are you drawing?" bothers you, you may want to bring a pair of headphones and just put the cord in your pocket (or you could hook it to real music). This is handy indoors but I do not suggest it for drawing out in nature. I personally enjoy the soundscapes in the Oakland Museum so this is not a problem for me.

After our famous potluck lunch (bring a bowl, spoon and something to share), we will visit the California Art gallery before returning to the Natural History Hall for more sketching.

Museum admission is $15 for most folks, students and seniors $10, youth 9-17 $6, and 8 and under are free. Parking is available in the garage and on the street and the museum is within walking distance of the Lake Merritt BART station.

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  • Cheryl H.

    Sounds like another interesting time at the Oakland Museum. Regretably I can't make it tomorrow; previous commitment to attend a sausage making event! Have fun.

    March 29

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