In this two-day workshop, participants will learn nature journaling methods inspired by artist and author John Muir Laws. There will be an emphasis on experiencing nature rather than making "good drawings", inviting the curious, discovery-hungry, mistake-making child artist within to come out and play on the page. Spending most of each day outside, the group will experiment with novel prompts and formats, play drawing games and work to engage different areas of the brain. This workshop will kick start your nature journaling practice and provide strategies and resources to keep journal keepers going strong through all seasons of the year.
Jen Wozniak teaches Art and Field Studies at Springwater Environmental Sciences School, where she fans the flames of creativity, curiosity, and connection to place in young people every day. A SoulCollage® practitioner since 2003, and trained facilitator since 2021, Jen uses SoulCollage® to help adult students to quiet their inner critics, create from a place of childlike curiosity, tap into intuition, and listen to their own inner wisdom.
Nature Journal: 7 x 9 or larger, ideally with with sewn binding (not spiral), blank drawing paper pages, and a firm cover.
Several drawing pencils and erasers
Water brush (such as Pentel Aquash)
Fine-tip and/or brush pens (such as Micron, Zebra) in a variety of sizes
Favorite colored pencil
Watercolor and/or marker set for adding color
Non-photo blue pencils - provided
Kneaded erasers - provided
Colored pencils, watercolors, and markers to experiment with