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September 19, 2023

Summer Sketching at Finnriver

This local farm and cidery is a beautiful location for plein air sketching and trialing new supplies!

By The Art Toolkit Team

People browse a table of supplies in a covered wooden pavilion with a big sign mounted reading Finnriver Farm & Cidery.

In July, we co-hosted a Sketch & Sip with Finnriver Farm & Cidery in Chimacum, Washington at the junction of U.S. Route 19 and Center Road. Folks from around the valley joined in demoing art supplies and sipping local cider while sketching scenes of the orchard and ciderhouse pavilion. We were graced with warm air, golden late-afternoon light, and delicious smells from the Finnriver Kitchen and Dented Bouy’s wood-fired pizzas.

A crowd of people in a wooden-framed pavillion look on while two people demonstrate a sketching exercise.
Demonstrating quick gesture sketching to a group of participants.
Paint filled palletes, a kit, and a glass of cider sit on a wooden table.
Participants sketched at the pavilion tables and in the orchard.

Then, this past weekend, we were invited to set up a table of supplies and enjoy a glorious late-summer afternoon for the Jefferson County Farm Tour. We love witnessing families and folks passionate about local farming and agriculture come together. The annual event offers opportunities to learn about our local food and products directly from the farmers who steward our lands. We were excited to be present with supplies for people to capture their sunny Sunday on the farms! Thank you for having us, Finnriver!

A person with a beard and long curly hair stands behind a table covered in toolkits, sketchbooks, and pens all under a tent.
Justin and Cole represented the team and handed out demo kits to folks of all ages!

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with local organizations and venues for sketch meet-ups this summer, and look forward next season! Subscribe to our newsletter below to for in-person and virtual event announcements.

An artist sites on a rock, dipping a paintbrush in a Pocket Palette.

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