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Calendar

Check out my calendar on www.commnatural.com for workshops, public speaking events, and other activities I have lined up. I list some project planning sessions, so you can get an idea of what I'm working on, and I have included interesting public events where I'll be in the audience. Maybe I'll bump into you there.

Bio
My name is Bethann Garramon Merkle, and I am an illustrator, photographer, and wordsmith. While my specialty is science and sustainability communication, my passion is sharing the fun of sketching with people like you! I spend most of my time in the West, but have a soft spot for French Canada, having lived there for several years. Everywhere I live and visit, I find things to appreciate through drawing. 


Learn to sketch! 

I offer personalized sketching workshops and lessons for people like you - people who want to learn to sketch, sketch on-location, or learn to keep an illustrated travel or nature journal. I offer two types of workshops: