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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. 

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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: