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Event Series Event Series: Nature Journaling 4-Part Club

Nature Journaling 4-Part Club

April 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Journal by Alison James

DATES: Saturdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30
TIMES: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center

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Journal by Alex Kuennen

Nature journaling is a wonderful way to slow down and observe the beautiful details of the natural world around you. Using a variety of techniques including sketching, drawing, painting, reflective writing, and inquiry can engender meditative contemplation and connection with our local landscapes and creatures.

Over four Saturday sessions, you will get to spend focused time learning and practicing the initial skills of nature journaling. The Nature Journaling club will be held indoors and out depending on the weather and the topic. Your hosts Michele and Maja will guide you through various exercises and discussions as you explore materials and techniques.

Class 1: Getting Started (materials, page composition/layout, strategies for approaching journaling)

Class 2: Overcoming Fear (practice, how to draw)

Class 3: Making It Fun (writing, observation, reflection)

Class 4: Keep Going (developing a practice, adding research, science)

Club Hosts: Michele Esser and Maja Holmquist are both certified Master Naturalists and our spring season Adult Program Interns.

What to Bring:

  • an unlined journal if you have one already (we will talk about materials in the first class)
  • water bottle, snacks
  • clothes appropriate for spending some time outdoors, depending on the weather

COVID Precautions:

  • small class limited to 8- 12 students
  • masks may be required or recommended indoors depending on CDC guidelines and current conditions

Cost: $5 for the cost of materials

REGISTER HERE for the Nature Journaling Club


April 16, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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