Words, Pictures, and Numbers (video)

Nature Journaling is so much more than pretty pictures. Learn how to combine words, pictures, and numbers to create rich and complex journal pages that will stretch your mind in new directions. More important than how a page looks, is the personal and cognitive process behind it. The more tools you have in your mental

Attention and Curiosity with John Muir Laws and Fiona Gillogly (video)

On Feb 21, 2020, I gave a lecture at the Gateway Museum, Chico CA on attention and curiosity and the art and science of Nature Journaling. A highlight of the evening was a conversation with 16-year-old nature journaler Fiona Gillogly. Special thanks to Taz, coordinator of the Chico Nature Journal Club for this video.

How to use Watercolor Pencils with a Waterbrush (video)

Watercolor Pencils are a great way to add color to your field sketches. Applying the pencils is intuitive and the waterbrush makes field application easy. However, watercolor pencils can perform in unexpected ways that can be frustrating. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with watercolor pencils to get a variety of effects

How to build a journal page (video)

Kristin Meuser presents her step by step process of building a nature journal, page element by element, as you travel through your nature experience. Where to begin? She starts by creating a flexible grid which encourages areas for a page title, conditions notation, color matching dots, notes, and poetry/prose, close up sketches as well as

How to Paint with a Waterbrush (video)

The waterbrush is an amazing little tool that revolutionized the way I paint, sketch, and journal. They make the logistics of watercolor, watercolor pencils, water-soluble pencils, or water-soluble pen washes easier in the field. In this class, you will explore watercolor techniques that will help you quickly add color and value to your sketches. learn

John Muir Laws at the 2019 Wild Wonder Conference

John Muir Laws, aka Jack, is an award-winning scientist, educator, and author, who helps people forge a deeper and more personal connection with nature through keeping illustrated nature journals and understanding science. His work intersects science, art, and mindfulness. Trained as a wildlife biologist and an associate of the California Academy of Sciences, he observes

Fiona Gillogly at the 2019 Wild Wonder Conference (video)

Fiona Gillogly, age 16, is an avid artist, birder, nature journaler, writer, and a passionate advocate for nature. On her 13th birthday, Fiona met John Muir Laws and discovered nature journaling, and that moment changed her life. She has since created more than 1,600 nature journal pages. Fiona loves to be in nature, look for

Doodling Diagrams with Amy Schleser (Video)

Get ready to doodle some diagrams! This workshop will show you how to make simple drawings of how animals move and more. We’ll watch as animals eat, walk, waddle, hop, pounce (etc.), and figure out how to translate that motion into a simple sketch. We’ll also decode crazy creatures’ limbs, map out where animals wander,

Abby McBride at the WildWonder Nature Journaling Conference 2019

Abby McBride is a self-described sketch biologist, meaning she explores the world with a sketchbook to look for insight into the past, present, and future of landscapes and living things. She writes and illustrates multimedia stories about biology, ecology, and conservation. At the 2019 Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, she shared how she used sketching to tell

Clare Walker Leslie at Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference 2019

Clare Walker Leslie has kept a nature journal for more than 40 years and she is the author of more than 12 books, including Keeping a Nature Journal and The Nature Connection. In this video from the 2019 Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, John Muir Laws introduces Clare as one of his most important mentors,