Instructor, Kelli Hertzler
Wednesday, October 20 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Frances Plecker Education Center
Learn the basics of nature journaling in this one-session class where you will be equipped with tips, how-tos and inspiring ideas to kick-start what may become a life-long hobby. Then we will head outdoors to the Arboretum’s rich variety of flora and fauna as Autumn is setting in, putting your new skills to work right away. In the event of foul weather, botanical samples will be brought into the pavilion or the Frances Plecker Education Center. Emphasis will be on recording careful observations with sketches and notes. Artistic skill is not a prerequisite.
Instructor will provide the following for use during class: paper, clipboard, pencil, plastic eraser, fine Sharpie, watercolor pencils, brushes and water containers. Suggestions for building your own nature journaling kit will be explored during the class.
Recommended that you bring: backpack or tote bag to carry supplies, water bottle, a towel or portable chair for sitting outdoors – optional as benches are also available. Dress for outdoor activities. All necessary art supplies will be provided, but students are welcome to bring a personal sketchbook or preferred media.
Take some time to immerse yourself in nature. Grab a friend and sign up for this class!
Kelli Hertzler is a JMU alumna, having earned a B.S. degree in Fine Art with a Biology minor. She is an exhibiting artist whose work explores the natural world. She enjoys sharing this connection between art and science with anyone who will listen. KHertzlerArt.wordpress.com