Nature Journaling Workshop

Event at North Haven Gardens

Time Price
Sat, 10am - 11:59pm

Explore and document the living world through a nature journal!
This new workshop focuses on seeing- which is more than simply looking- and creating a record of what is truly experienced in words, drawings and diagrams.
Through this class, you'll explore the rich tradition of nature journaling practiced by John Muir, George Bird Grinnell, Thomas Nuttall and Earnest Thompson Seaton. We'll thoroughly discuss the supplies needed, and you'll learn key observational techniques and methods for capturing simple images. You'll practice making records of actual encounters with nature, so that what you learn in this extensive workshop can easily be applied to gardening, travel journals, and illustrated diaries.
Session 1: 10:00-12:00 drawing with pencil and sketchbook
Lunch: 12:00-1:00 our Café at NHG is open
Session 2: 1:00-5:00 adding pen and ink and watercolor
For beginners new to art or the watercolor medium aged 15 and up, with no prior experience in drawing or skills necessary. PLEASE NOTE: all supplies are NOT included. Please purchase your supplies (from the suggested basic list below) in advance of the workshop.
Supply List:
Pencil: #2 or equivalent; Pentel P209, with 0.9 mm lead
Sketchbook: recommended is spiral bound Canson, Mix Media, XL sketch book with 60 sheets of 98 lb. paper.
Pen: Faber-Castel's or PITT Artist Pen, dark sepia ink.
Watercolor set: basic and inexpensive
Watercolor brush: #6 or 8
The total is approximately $30. Asel Art Supply offers a student discount of 10%. Please print your Eventbrite ticket to receive your discount. All other supplies are included. Please arrive early so that you may be prepared to get creative!

Walt Davis is a signature member of the Southwestern and American Watercolor Societies. As exhibits curator for the Dallas Museum of Natural History (now part of the Perot) he traveled across Texas collecting material and images for wildlife dioramas. Field trips from the Big Thicket to Big Bend, and from Padre Island to the Red River provided Davis with a unique point of view from which to interpret the Texas landscape and its inhabitants. To see this, he says “the artist must choreograph a delicate dance between art and nature coaxing the truth of one to illuminate the truth of the other.”

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