Nature Journaling Workshop
“In order to see, learn how to draw.” Leonardo daVinci
“People who draw see much more than those who don’t.” John Muir Laws
In this two-hour workshop, we will look at the many benefits of Nature Journaling as developed by California naturalist and artist John Muir Laws. Laws is currently leading a groundswell of interest in Nature Journaling, engaging naturalists, teachers, school children, and amateur nature lovers around the world.
First, we'll read the simple steps outlined in Laws' Quick Start Guide to Nature Journaling “zine”, exploring the various methods of recording what we see, including drawing, doodling, note-taking, and detailed sketching. Then, we will each make our own Quick Start "zine", a mini-booklet folded from a single sheet of paper in which we can begin our own personal Nature Journaling. We'll conclude with a 15-minute lesson from John Muir Laws, "4 Drawing Tricks", from his free online podcast, Nature Journal Connection.
Pens, pencils, highlighters, colored pencils, and crayons will be provided along with individual pre-printed copies of Law’s Quick Start “zine” and plain paper for making your own "zine".
Wear comfortable warm clothes.
Libations and nibbles will be provided.