In this two-part Fruitlands Museum workshop beginning Saturday, April 27,Â Barry Van Dusen will discuss the basic tools for field sketching, including drawing and color mediums as well as optical aids. Weâ€™ll explore various drawing approaches â€“ schematic, contour, gesture and tonal drawing. Youâ€™ll learn how written notes are best for exploring certain types of information, and how your sketchbooks can become a personal nature diary, useful for future reference. Youâ€™ll see how your sketchbooks can function as â€œscience labâ€ â€“ enhancing your knowledge of botany, comparative zoology and more. Weâ€™ll also delve into artistic concerns such as developing â€œtouchâ€ and a personal visual vocabulary. Youâ€™ll learn how the sketchbook is the perfect place for artistic experimentation and invention, and a great place to learn about pictorial editing and design. Registration required: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978.456.3924 x239.Â $180 for Fruitlands members, $210 for nonmembers.Â Image from drawingthemotmot.wordpress.com.