Journaling St. Patrick's Day

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.


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.

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.

If you are taking the “live” version (July/August 2021) 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.

If you are taking the “live” group class in July/August 2021, this is the 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.

PLEASE specify in the Order Notes at check out if you would like access to this class immediately or would like to be part of the July/August “live” class group.