Event: Nature Journaling Class

Nature Journaling Class

There is beauty and wonder all around us. Learning how to keep a nature journal of our observations and reflections can help deepen our experience and connection to the natural world. We will start this five part class learning how to draw landscapes, and for each class after that we will zoom in and focus on the different interconnected parts that make the big picture whole. Each class will include an ecology lesson, art lesson, and field exploration.

Classes will be held on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost of the 5 session class is $150.00.

• May 16 – Landscape

• June 20 – Water/Rock/Sun

• July 18 – Plants

• August 15 – Birds

• September 19 – Insects

2019 Instructors: Jenna Ziogas and Robert Amaral

Please Call The Dungeness River Audubon Center for more information:

360-681-4076 or email:

Materials List and Class Information

Required Textbook:

“The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing & Journaling” by John Muir Laws

(This book can be purchased at the Dungeness River Center or through


We will be using “The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing & Journaling” as our

required textbook, so it will be necessary to purchase it before the

beginning of the series of classes. Additionally, students will be required to

read the appropriate sections before the class session – for example:

read the How to Draw Landscapes section BEFORE the Landscape class

AND do the exercises BEFORE the class meeting. You can then come

prepared with any questions about techniques, materials & approaches to

the subject matter. You will bring in the work that you will have done for

that particular topic for review.

“The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling” has excellent

information and suggestions for materials & techniques. Please review his

information. We will be using a wide variety of materials so much of it will

be individual choices and preferences.

Bring drawing materials to the first class session. We will expand our materials

from there.

• Pencils: one each of these – HB, 2B, 4B, 6B

• Pencil Sharpener

• Erasers: Kneaded eraser and Magic Rub eraser

• Sketch Book/Paper: The size should be 9” x 12” or larger. Some sketch books

I like are listed below.

• AquaBee Super Deluxe

• Strathmore Sketch.

• Stillman & Birn