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Drawing the Macaw’s Head and Face

Zoom Meeting CA

The shape and structure of the Macaw's face is a great subject to study. In the first half of the workshop, we will examine anatomy and tricks for three-dimensional visualization. These ideas can be applied in many other areas of a drawing. Then we will join Shannon Foby and her Macaw Tiki for live sketching. Read More

NGSS Overview

Zoom Meeting CA

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. They are a little hard to wrap your head around initially but I think they are brilliant and really useful. Even if you are a homeschool educator or are teaching in a non NGSS state or country, it is worth your while to take a Read More

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Gouache for Nature Journaling, part 1

Zoom Meeting CA

Learn a practical and portable system for using gouache in your nature journal. Gouache, an opaque watercolor, has wonderful practical uses but also its own challenges. In this workshop, we will learn Jack's gouache system and learn how to set up our own gouache palette. What paints should I use? How can I avoid the Read More

An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies

Zoom Meeting CA

Learn how to teach Nature Journaling! Join our weekly discussion and idea-sharing for teachers, home school parents, and other educators interested in teaching nature journaling skills. Each meeting will have a theme. Most of the conversation that day will revolve around this core idea but expect interesting side routes and trails. Click Here to Join Read More

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Gouache for Nature Journaling, part 2

Zoom Meeting CA

Learn a practical and portable system for using gouache in your nature journal. Gouache, an opaque watercolor, has wonderful practical uses but also its own challenges. In this workshop, we will review Jack's gouache system and learn how to use our new gouache palettes with watercolor on toned paper. Bring: your gouache palette (made after Read More

Mini Journal Giveaway

Zoom Meeting CA

One way to connect other people with nature journaling is to carry small paper journals and pencils that you can give away with the basic information to help them start nature journaling. Let's design the perfect fold out give away journal that you can print out, fold and share. We will review how to fold Read More

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Linear Perspective

Zoom Meeting CA

Learn how to show depth in your drawings with linear perspective. We will explore the basics of how to use vanishing points to create the illusion of depth in rectilinear objects. Before the workshop download and print this worksheet: Perspective Grids. Click Here to Join the Zoom Workshop! Passcode: 187351 All ages and experience levels Read More

Depth and Perspective: part 2

Zoom Meeting CA

Go deeper and build on the depth tricks we explored in the last workshop and add more advanced perspective views. How do we use and place vanishing points on subjects from barns to horses? how to show depth in your drawings and perspective basics that are practical and appropriate for showing depth in your nature Read More

How to Draw the Moon and International Moon Night

Zoom Meeting CA

Learn how to draw the moon and understand its phases. John Muir Laws will demonstrate how to draw the moon in its different phases, Discover key seas and craters that are visible with binoculars or a small telescope. Join the Nature Journal Club in an international moon observation on the night of September 29th. This Read More

Online teaching in the Nature Journaling Community

Zoom Meeting CA

Have you ever wondered about what makes our nature journaling Zoom sessions so engaging and enjoyable? Last Spring, Catherine Sky, a graduate student in the School of Education at Sonoma State University conducted a study on online teaching and learning practices in the nature journaling community. She will present her findings on online hospitality within Read More

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