Past Meetup

Guest post: Intro to watercolor with John Muir Laws

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John Muir (Jack) Laws is doing free sketching demonstrations at 5 different locations. This hour-and-a-half class will be repeated five times over two days throughout the Bay Area. See locations and times below:

Tuesday June 11

Marin County, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary (, 10:00 AM

San Francisco, Fort Scott, Presidio (, 12:30 PM

San Mateo County, Edgewood Park Education Center (, 3:30 PM

Wednesday March 13

Alameda County, Oakland Museum of California (, 12:00 PM

Santa Clara County, McClellan Ranch: Santa Clara Valley Audubon (, 3:00 PM

Here's what it says on Jack's website:

Learn tricks and methods to handle watercolor in the field. With a few logistical tweaks, watercolor is a portable, compact, and easy to use field system. We will explore color theory and why mixing with red, blue, and yellow is a sure-fire way to make mud. There are some tricks that make it a lot easier to control. I will demonstrate the basic skill you need to master to get watercolor to work for you.

If you already have a watercolor kit, see my blog post Choosing Watercolors ( for additional pigment suggestions. If you do not have a kit, see my blog post Pimp my palette ( for a good starter system.

Bonus: Pick up one of Jack’s socks to wear on your wrist as a brush cleaning rag. Wear it with pride.

For more information, go to Jack's events page
or the Nature Journal Club facebook page

Note that this is a Guest Post: not an official SF Sketchers meetup, but a sketching-related event that I think a lot of our group would enjoy.