Sketch Spring Flora with a Visual Artist

San Francisco Botanical Garden

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In a Nutshell

Andie Thrams guides groups through the Botanical Gardens to create gorgeous field journal pages filled with sketches and notes

The Fine Print

Expires May 17th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 6 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Wear layered clothing for variable weather conditions. Bring a sketchbook, bull dog clip to hold it open, pencils, fine-point felt tip pen, brush-point felt tip pen, water bottle, and something to sit on. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $55 for one admission to a sketching excursion with Andie Thrams
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event will be held at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Participants must provide their own sketchbook, plus a bull dog clip to hold it open, pencils, a fine-point felt tip pen, a brush-point felt tip pen, a water bottle, and something to sit on.

Each event is capped at 18 purchasers; each event requires a minimum of 8 purchasers in order to take place.


What You'll Do

With your field journal in hand, you'll wander the San Francisco Botanical Garden with artist Andie Thrams, stopping to identify and sketch different plants along the way. Andie will talk about each plant's uses and whether it's edible, giving you notes to combine with your sketches to create intricate, beautiful field journal pages. She'll also share her own field techniques and demonstrate how she captures plant movement and details.

  • Sketch Spring Flora in the Botanical Garden
    Wander the gardens with a field journal and tools, stopping to sketch and take notes

  • Learn From a Botanical Artist
    Andie Thram shares her field techniques through demonstrations and guided experiments


Your Host

Andie Thrams
Andie Thrams
Visual Artist

Andie Thrams has kept a journal since childhood. Instead of just text, she fills her pages with illustrations of the outdoors around her. She regularly heads into the wild, trekking through the woods on foot or kayaking from California to Alaska with everything she needs to sketch: ink, watercolor, gouache, pencil, paper, and canvas. She is currently working on two series of artist's books entitled "In Forests" and "Field Studies.”


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    San Francisco, California 94112

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