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Journal Workshop: How to assemble the perfect nature journal kit

January 9, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


When you hit the trail for a day of nature journaling, you want to have all your favorite items at your fingertips. The more accessible you make your journal kit, the more likely you will be to get it out and use it. If your journal is buried somewhere in your backpack and it is a hassle to get it out, it is easy to say to yourself, "Oh well, I will draw the next bird". You can go like this all day and never get it out! 

Everyone's kit will be different. We all have our favorite tools and materials. Your kit will be a balance between having the equipment you need and the inconvenience of extra weight and clutter. Bring your favorite materials and field sketching supplies. We will evaluate different systems and help your perfect your kit for you.

We will also explore some field sketching logistics such as how to hold your journal while you sketch outdoors, how to juggle binoculars, pencil, journal and other supplies, dealing with wind, and the nature journal quick-draw.

You can view a list of some of my favorite nature journal supplies and can order some materials from my store. Some supplies will be available for purchase at the workshop such as journal kit shoulder bags, waterbrushes, and compact binoculars.

You can park in the garage and get your ticket validated at the admissions desk for a 50% discount on parking. Follow the signs directing you to the Learning Center on the first level. Admission to the workshop does not include museum admission to the galleries. I strongly recommend that you become a museum member and discover all that this museum has to offer.


January 9, 2013
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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(510) 318-8400