Illustrated Field Journaling

Illustrated Field Journaling

Illustrated Field Journaling

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Apr 13, 2019 05:00 PM to
Apr 14, 2019 03:00 PM
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
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We're excited to welcome naturalist, author and artist Susan Zwinger back to our teaching staff for a Spring weekend dedicated to developing your illustrated field journaling skills!

Susan will start us off with a diversity of craft sessions: one-line drawing (which everyone can do), creative writing, observation skills, all practiced with short forays into the natural surroundings of the Diablo Lake neighborhood. Our emphasis will be on gaining excellent recording skills to the pages of your journal, practiced both in the classroom and the field. You are welcome to bring your own ongoing journals or start a new one, and also your favorite books of other natural history illustrators to share with others.

We will write, draw and observe intensely throughout our time together using techniques that Susan has honed for decades as a teacher and published author, including in the books The Last Wild Edge: One Woman's Journey from the Arctic Circle to the Olympic Rain Forest and Stalking the Ice Dragon: An Alaskan Journey

We'll utilize books from Susan's collection and the Environmental Learning Center's Wild Ginger Library to explore guide books, natural history volumes and art books to find inspiration for designing a lovely and useful journal page.

Near the end of our time together, we will process how the new skills worked, where you were most inspired and for sharing 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.