Learn All About Oak Trees and How to Sketch Them

On the occasion of National Arbor Day, I’d like to share with you a workshop I taught on one of my favorite families of trees; the Oaks, which include many species besides oaks including chestnuts, beeches, chinquapin, and tan oak. In this workshop, you’ll not only learn about the biology, ecology, and anatomy of these stately trees but also about their important role in human history.

During the second half of this workshop (starting at the 33-minute mark), I lead you through a step-by-step demonstration of drawing oak leaves and their characteristic acorns.

If you’d like to follow along to the drawing demonstration then gather a pencil and paper and then download the Oak Leaves and Acorns sketching cheatsheet.

Oak Tree Family Workshop Video