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WS06 – Nature Journaling

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Nature journaling is the mindful practice of connecting with nature by using all your senses, making and recording observations, and being curious. What better way to expand your enjoyment of gardening! Participants in this basic workshop:

  • Practice using words, pictures, and numbers to document the natural world around them.
  • Discuss tools, materials, and resources.
  • Explore observation prompts.
  • Practice basic drawing skills.
  • Learn to appreciate even the smallest details Mother Nature has to offer.

And don’t worry; no previous art experience is necessary!


Length: 2 hours

Max participants: 25

Materials to bring: Please bring your own sketchbook and drawing supplies.


Carrie Carlson is a scientific illustrator and educator who loves filling sketchbooks with nature journaling (carriecarlsonart.com). She teaches high school art full time as well as a variety of art classes for Chicago’s Morton Arboretum, including nature journaling, watercolor, and drawing birds. She has an MFA in Scientific Illustration, MA in printmaking, and is pursuing a PhD in Art + Design Education. Carrie is an active member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and confesses to being a bit obsessed with bumblebees. She shares her home with three cats and three turtles where she “tends a rowdy garden.”


June 19
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Carrie Carlson