Artist Profile

Henderson, Nevada

Sharon Schafer

Schafer, Sharon

Young and old alike are invited to explore the beauty and grace of our planet’s wild lands with Nevada artist and wildlife biologist Sharon K. Schafer. Whether you attend one of her entertaining and educational multimedia programs or an intensive photography or art workshop, each is designed to explore the confluence of science, nature, and art and to foster a deeper connection with our fragile planet. Schafer has a varied background ranging from painter and photographer, to wildlife biologist and river guide. Now as a full-time artist, she combines two loves - nature and art-- and is dedicated to sharing her talent and passion for both. Her workshops and multimedia presentations provide appropriate programming for parks or natural areas wanting an art-based environmental education outreach program or as an inspiring indoor event for a school, club, or community.

Schafer’s sense of adventure and unflagging curiosity about the natural world have led her to every continent and to the ends of the earth. She has worked extensively as an artist, photographer, and videographer in the Arctic, Antarctica, and the Sub-Antarctic Islands. As an instructor, she has taught art and photography workshops for international, national, federal, state, and local organizations including Nevada State Museum; National Park Service; US Fish and Wildlife Service; National Association for Interpretation; University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Nevada Cooperative Extension Service; Quark Expeditions; and the Artists for Conservation.

Henderson, NV
(702) 239-3673

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Schools (grades 8-12), college level, adult, senior citizens, special needs
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Program/Residency Activity Descriptions: Schools/Communities
Community Workshops Workshops and demonstrations are suitable for classrooms, camps, or multi-day field trips and can be tailored for the needs and venue of your group. Schafer has presented workshops in locations as simple as an indoor classroom or as challenging as on the Drake’s passage on the way to Antarctica. Regardless the location, her gentle guidance ensures the student’s success and will improve their skills in nature journaling, watercolor, field sketching, or photography and open their eyes and hearts to the amazing natural world; Multimedia Presentations for Youth & Adult: multimedia programs blend fine art, music, photographs and stories to provide inspiring environmental education about wildlife and landscapes around the world including Antarctica, Galapagos, Western United States, Africa, Amazon, and the Arctic; Art Workshops: may include watercolor, sketching, botanical illustration, and creating nature journals; Photography Workshops: Levels beginning through advanced; wildlife and landscape photography.