Nature & Nurture:
All Creatures Great and Small

In this class we will spend four weeks exploring the world of James Herriot, the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, the wildflowers that grow in that area, the animals James took care of, and the kinds of farms he visited and loved. We will use these discoveries to inform our own nature exploration and nature journaling.

Each week also includes teatime: teatime with Mrs. Hall, teatime with Tricky Woo, teatime at the farm, and teatime with Helen. We’ll explore traditional recipes and discuss various aspects of life in the Yorkshire Dales.

You will receive four weeks of  video instruction as well as technique videos to guide you in your drawing and watercolor journaling. Handouts will be sent by pdf along with a list of suggested nature journaling prompts and techniques to try.

You will have the option to attend a weekly one-hour zoom discussion and Q&A time for sharing what you are creating and asking any questions. Access to a private Facebook group for sharing with others online will also be made available.

This class is designed to take you anywhere from 2-4 hours or more each week, depending on how much time you are able to set aside for nature journaling and nature exploration.

Art materials are not included and must be purchased separately. You can find the recommended supply list here.

Class schedule:

Videos and handouts will be sent out on the following Friday mornings: June 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Optional Zoom discussion will be Wednesday evenings at 8pm ET beginning June 9.

Age: This class is created for adults and high schoolers but may also be enjoyed by younger students.

Cost: $100

Each class purchase is licensed for use with one physical household.

You will have access to the class videos and handouts for two years.

Nature & Nurture

In this class we will spend six weeks immersed in the nature that surrounded and inspired the lives of Jane Austen, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte, and Beatrix Potter. We will discover how deeply nature influenced them as persons and as writers. We will use these discoveries to guide our own nature exploration and nature journaling.

Each week also includes a “tea time” video for discussing either the author’s works, or the literary influences on their life and work. Recipes are included as well as painting tutorials so you can paint the food and teacups into your journal.

You will receive six weeks of links to video instruction about the life of Jane Austen, the Brontes, and Beatrix Potter. You will also receive technique videos to guide you in your drawing and watercolor journaling. Handouts will be sent by pdf along with a list of suggested nature journaling prompts and techniques to try.

You will have the option to attend a weekly one-hour zoom discussion and Q&A time for sharing what you are creating and asking any questions. Access to a private Facebook group for sharing with others online will also be made available.

This class is designed to take you anywhere from 2-4 hours or more each week, depending on how much time you are able to set aside for nature journaling and nature exploration.

Art materials are not included and must be purchased separately. You can find the recommended supply list here.

Class schedule:

Videos and handouts will be sent out on the following Friday mornings: July 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13, 20.

Optional Zoom discussion will be Wednesday evenings at 8pm ET beginning July 21.

Age: This class is created for adults and high schoolers but may also be enjoyed by younger students.

Cost: $150

Each class purchase is licensed for use with one physical household.

You will have access to the class videos and handouts for two years.

NOTE FOR ALUMNI: If you took this class in Feb/Mar 2021 you can purchase access to the Summer class for $30 which will give you access to the weekly live Zoom discussions, weekly email updates, and two years of access to the videos and handouts on the Kajabi platform. Purchase the Alumni Access here.

What students are saying: 

“I loved the multifaceted approach to this course and the fact that even though I was completely overbooked at the time I can still complete it at my own pace. The resources and instructional videos are phenomenal!”

“This is a marvelous class! What a treat to learn about the nature and the literature that influenced these writers! And cake on top of painting!!!! Heather is a patient and excellent teacher. Take her classes. You will learn so much and love them!”

“I used this course as a homeschool lesson for my 16 year old daughter. She loves “Miss Heather” and leaned a lot about the authors and painting. I highly recommend these courses!”

“This course was designed with intention. . . it is an individualized experience where participants do not have to do EVERYTHING, rather you can do what you like and leave the rest for another time. The videos each week were a real highlight and the nature walk prompts were some of my favorite. Heather is a lovely and knowledgeable instructor that has created something special. I think that anyone who has an appreciation for nature and a curious mind would love this class, I know I did! – Jen Funk (not an artist :)”

“The curriculum is so thorough and well researched and the tutorials are easy to follow.”

“This is the most fun I’ve had taking a class and the work and care Heather has put into this class shows.”

Journaling Spring

Spring is just around the corner and this class will be the perfect opportunity to stop and notice what is happening around us and record it in our nature journals!

Videos and handouts will come to your inbox weekly for the month of April. Each week we will focus on one type of spring bulb, one species of bird, their eggs and nest, one kind of tree blossom, and monitor our surroundings for each new wildflower that blooms. Watercolor painting tutorials, drawing suggestions, and a different kind of journaling diagram or page setup will be provided each week as well as a video compilation of my own woodland walk to help with identifying flowers, trees, and other signs of spring.

An optional Zoom discussion group will meet each Wednesday evening at 8pm beginning April 7 for four weeks. A private Facebook group will also be available to share work and discuss nature.

Supplies are not included. A list of what is recommended can be found here.

This class is licensed for your immediate, physical household.

Journaling Winter

This course provides you with four weeks of nature exploration guidance for winter.

You will receive nature walk prompts to guide your nature observation, be able to watch a video each week of a sample nature walk, receive nature identification sheets for each topic covered as well as a drawing or watercolor technic video for you to watch corresponding with that week’s nature topic.

We will explore flowers in winter, the shapes of branches & buds, hunt for nests and bird homes, and practice identifying trees by their bark.

You will have access to the course videos and handouts for two years.