California Wine Country

Napa, Sonoma & Central Coast

"California wine region is without a doubt one of the most well-known states in the USA. Located on the Pacific Coast, the "Golden State" is one of the most populated, and for good reason, the golden Californian sunshine. California wine region is home to a number of famous and incredible cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Diego.

Besides cities, the region is famous for its magnificent beaches, a paradise for surfers from across the globe. In terms of wine, California is the quintessential American state, boasting over 85% of all American wine production. The first vineyards were planted as early as the 1700s, by Spanish missionaries creating wine for religious use. During the 1960s, California was mostly known for the production of sweet wines. However, a new wave of winemaking began an era, which propelled California onto the global wine stage placing emphasis on quality instead of quantity.
" (source: Wine Tourism)

Video Wine Train
Best Places to Stay
Wine Country Map

Wine Country Shutterstock Photos
California Wine Country-Deposit Photos

All Virtual Artful Explorers events are one session (10 am -12:30 pm EDT) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

CA Wine Country Extension Sketch Project
   (a) wine barrel
   (b) wine tableau
   (c) wine tram/train
   (d) ballooning at vineyard
   (e) grapes

*Please post your finished sketches to the Artful Explorers Facebook site. Be sure to add event title, your name, and the date.

Note: Artful Explorers are invited to follow the Facebook Page to stay up to date with events and announcements and to post their artworks to the Facebook Group, Instagram and Twitter using #ArtfulExplorers

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Facilitators of Artful Explorers:
  • Theresa Smith
  • Elizabeth Birkby
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Sherli  Looli
  • Carole Moon
  • Emily Moon
  • Georgia John
Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Artful Explorers for November 8, 2022

Upcoming: Madagascar

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