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Nature Journaling with Nancy Seiler: Event Mapping

July 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$20 – $25
Date: Friday, July 7
Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon
Location: Meet at the Greenough Park Picnic Shelter

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Event mapping is about close observation of a place by walking slowly and taking notes and drawing simple “cartoons” of what you see. Artist Nancy Seiler will guide you through this reflective, artistic practice. Begin by using a Micron pen and journal only. Once finished, sit down with field guides and watercolors to add information and color to your journal. Your observations and notes on color, texture, and form will enrich your art and allow you to more easily access information in the field guides. Plants, insects, tracks, birds, and more will fill the pages of your journal.

Instructor Nancy Seiler has been teaching botanical illustration, nature journaling since 2003. She has been a GOLDEN Working Artist for GOLDEN Artist Colors since 2015, teaching people how to use acrylics and watercolors. Her fine art is represented by FOR Fine Art in Whitefish and Bigfork, and by 709 Gallery in Montana Art and Framing in Missoula. Visit her website at www.nancyseiler.com.

What to Bring:

  • Clothes appropriate for changing Montana weather conditions- layers, rain gear, sunglasses, hat
  • Water/snacks
  • Watercolor brush (Nancy will have a few extras)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Micron pen (we will have some to borrow)
  • Clipboard or journal (we will have some clipboards)
  • Water container for painting- small jar, film canister, etc. (we have some)
  • Paper towel to dry your brush (we will have this as well)
  • *Watercolors and paper will be provided by Nancy
  • NOTE: Bathrooms are a short walk from the picnic shelter

View this page for more information on materials and what to bring.

If you are interested in the materials Nancy uses for her work, you can visit this link. These are not required for this course, but may be of interest.

Cost: $20 MNHC members, $25 non-members. You can add your MNHC membership to your order when you check out. Scholarships are available. Please call 327-0405.


What’s the refund policy?

The course fee is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. In light of changes to programming due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Montana Natural History Center will make exceptions to its normal refund policy. These exceptions are as follows:

Any programs cancelled by the Montana Natural History Center are eligible for a full refund.

In the event a program fee can be rolled over to a following cycle or year, that offer will be made available to the paying program participant, and a spot will be reserved for the participant.

If a program is cancelled by a participant due to reasonable health and safety concerns from exposure risk to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Montana Natural History Center will issue a full refund.

If any participant experiences major illness, injury, or loss of a family member prior to the start of a registered program the participant is eligible for a full refund.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.


July 7, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 – $25
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Greenough Park
1001 Monroe Street
Missoula, 59802
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