Illustrated Field Journaling

Illustrated Field Journaling

Illustrated Field Journaling

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Apr 13, 2019 10:00 AM to
Apr 14, 2019 03:00 PM
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
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We're excited to welcome you to a Spring weekend dedicated to developing your illustrated field journaling skills!

This weekend session is designed to:

  • Strengthen your observation skills
  • Practice and broaden your illustration skills
  • Spark reflection and creativity.

We will move through a variety of modalities to achieve this, including analyzing fine art illustrations, creative writing, drawing, watercolor painting and collage, as well as mindful movement and breathing – all practiced with short forays into the natural surroundings of the Diablo Lake neighborhood. Our emphasis will be on not merely recording what we see in our journals, but reflecting on how it connects to something beyond itself, to something within ourselves.

You are welcome to bring your own ongoing journals or start a new one, and also your favorite books of other natural history illustrators and poetry to share with others. We will write, draw and observe intensely throughout our time together, utilize books from the Environmental Learning Center's Wild Ginger Library to explore guide books, natural history volumes and art books to find inspiration for designing lovely journal pages.

Near the end of our time together, we will process how the new skills worked, where you were most inspired and share journal pages we've created over the weekend.

This workshop is Saturday and Sunday, but students can arrive Friday night and stay at the Environmental Learning Center as part of Base Camp — including a delicious dinner, evening program and breakfast — to make a full weekend of the experience. Call (360) 854-2599 with any questions.