Sketching while hiking allows you to connect with an inspiring place and moment in a way that goes far beyond snapping a few photos. For this fun & informative experience, I will meet up with participants at the Elakala Trailhead near the Blackwater Falls Lodge. We will set out on a slow-paced hike together, stopping to observe the little things that pique our interest along the way. Elakala Trail connects to several other short trails that wind between moss-covered boulders, along trickling streams and rhododendron tunnels, and past the picturesque Elakala falls. As we find things that interest us, we'll take a seat on rocks or logs along the trail and I'll share my tips and tricks for sketching from life. I'll also lead guests through artistic mindfulness exercises that I use to help me notice details of the world around me. At the end of our hike, each participant will have sketches of various plants and creatures that appealed to them. You'll come away with your very own creative souvenir of your time in Canaan Valley and art journaling tips that you can use on future adventures!
I will provide all the art supplies that you'll need, including watercolor pencils, colored pencils, Micron pens, and paper.
Hey there! I'm Rosalie. I am a professional nature illustrator and West Virginia native who is currently the resident artist at Lamplight Gallery in the artist community of Thomas. Last year, I lived and created in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as their 2018 Artist-in-Residence. I enjoy using illustration as a tool to help myself and others slow down to become more mindful observers of the natural world.
We will explore a loop of several of the less-populated trails near the Blackwater Falls Lodge, including Elakala Trail, Balanced Rock Trail, Red Spruce Trail, and Water Tank Trail. You will see a wider variety of wildlife on these trails because it's further from the more crowded Blackwater Falls area. I really love this section of the park because of the multi-colored mosses, tiny trickling streams, and the ferny, deep green woods.
알아두어야 할 사항
최대 7명, 만 2세 이상만 참석 가능
정부 발급 신분증
신분증상의 사진과 대조할 수 있는 본인 사진을 찍어야 합니다. 이를 통해 에어비앤비가 체험에 참가하는 게스트를 확인할 수 있습니다. 이 절차는 한 번만 완료하시면 됩니다.
In case of light rain, please bring a rain jacket and we will continue the activity. If it is raining heavily or storming, we will need to cancel and you will be fully refunded.
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Art Hike with Artist-in-Residence