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2019 Graham Goff: Sketching along the Escalante

September 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

NOTE: Basic level of fitness to hike for up to six miles on uneven terrain and carry food, water, and supplies for a day in the canyons required.  All skill levels encouraged.  Please bring your favorite sketchbook and whatever you like to draw with.  

NOTE: $10 fee to be collected day of program to cover cost of supplies. Limited to 11 participants. RSVP to info@escalantecanyonsartfestival.org to reserve a space. 

Prepare for a lovely day of wandering through the Escalante River Canyon with the 2018 GSENM Artist in Residence, Graham Goff, and your sketchbook.  For over two decades Graham has used simple and quick sketches to capture both landscapes and cityscapes while travelling. The beauty of these sketches is that they foster a deeper connection to and understanding of the location, they are enjoyable to create, and they provide lasting memories of the experience. His sketches range from pieces completed in two minutes while standing to pieces completed in 30 minutes while sitting in a nice shady location. Graham anticipates that participants will complete 5-8 sketches during the day.  He looks forward to spreading his enthusiasm for wild places and public lands and encouraging people to have a sense of adventure, both in experiencing the outdoors and in creating art.

The purpose of this workshop is to:

  • Share simple sketching techniques.
  • Share simple, economical materials that work well for sketching outdoors and on the go.
  • Encourage participants to journal about their creative process and the places they experience.

Graham Goff is a practicing architect and artist who lives and works in Bozeman MT. Working en plein air, Graham is drawn to the interaction and tension between the natural and built environments. Using mixed media including ink, colored pencil, pastel and watercolor he captures the textures, patterns, light and colors of the Western landscape.  Graham was the 2018 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Plein Air Artist in Residence.  While not creating art/architecture you will find Graham seeking inspiration in wild places, travelling on foot or by bicycle. See more of Graham’s work here.


September 22, 2019
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Meet in Escalante Interagency Visitor Center Parking Lot
755 West Main Street
ESCALANTE, UT 84726 United States
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