Before meeting a new group of map drawing students, I spend several days preparing teaching materials for them. There are no prerequisites for the class. Therefore, basic instruction in many different drafting and drawing skills related to drawing maps is necessary. The students never fail to impress me as they devotedly toil over every phase of their map designs. The results are so inspiring that I often take their ideas and suggestions and incorporate them in the next workshop I offer. The photos below were taken early on day 3, before the final push to finish them so what you see are not the finished products. This class was offered through the outstanding North Cascades Institute and was held June 24-26 at their beautiful Environmental Learning Center up on Diablo Lake. I have program director Katie Roloson to thank for including this class in the curriculum. Here are several examples of the participants' hard work:
A note to the students: please send photos of your finished maps whether yours is shown in this group or not! I'll add the images as I receive them. It was such a pleasure to work with you all.