Field Trip: San Francisco Chinatown and North Beach

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Date(s) - 03/08/2018
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Cafe de la Presse


Peeling Paint in Chinatown

Wander around the colorful San Francisco neighborhoods of Chinatown and North Beach, taking pictures and/or sketching and writing in our books.

We’ll meet and get acquainted at the French Cafe de la Presse just outside the Chinatown Gate at Grant and Bush for a morning coffee or tea and talk about what our expectations or goals for the morning are. Are we taking photographs? Are we working in our sketchbooks? Do we want to check out City Lights Bookstore? Should we just wander around the shops, streets, and alleys, or shall we stop in at a few Buddhist Temples? Then we’ll walk through the gate and and on up Grant Street. From there it’s anyone’s guess as to what we’ll see and do.

The subjects of the day will be color and composition.

We’ll end up at Caffe Trieste, North Beach’s oldest cafe, (or another establishment of the group’s choosing) where we can share the images we captured and talk about our impressions from the past few hours.

I have the ending time at 1:30, but that is flexible. We can part ways whenever we feel we need to.

What to bring: Camera and/or sketchbook and art materials, $20 donation (if you didn’t pay in advance), extra cash for shopping (if you are so inclined), temple donations, and food. Dress casual, in layers. Think about using a backpack or an across the chest messenger bag for your belongings so you can be hands free for shooting and sketching, but be careful of size as many of the shops have a “you break it, you buy it policy” so you don’t want to be knocking anything over!

Field Trip Facilitator: Kimberly Kradel

Minimum: 3 attendees

Disclaimer: Crap does happen. During our Field Trip it’s your job to stay aware and keep your wits about you. I, nor, will not be in any way responsible for accidents, babysitting, or theft. If an accident happens, I’ll do my best to get you where you need to be, but you need to be responsible for your own coverage.

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Cancellations and Refunds will be available until March 6, 2018 at NOON. No refunds after that time.

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