Nature Journaling Workshop – Session Two

Nature Journaling Workshop - Session Two


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Longview Conservation Area
66 Hardy Road, Ashburnham, MA

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Come join us for the second session of our nature journaling workshop series, instructed by artist and teacher Margaret McCandless. With a combination of instruction time, questions and answers, and field time making notes and sketches, the workshop group will learn ideas and skills, then put them to use outdoors. These kinds of journals are kept by some hikers, birdwatchers, and more. Margaret will teach the ideas, dispel fears, and give practice to the skills. This can empower participants to begin keeping nature journals themselves, or to expand the kinds of artwork, information, and techniques that they include, if they already are drawing, painting, or writing field notes.  We’ll have drawing techniques; the philosophy of observing; the practice of being still and silent to allow wild creatures time around us; ideas about planning images, cropping scenes, considering highlights, uses of contrast in drawing; and more. In this session there will be more detailed exploration of the use of color in your nature journals.

This program will be rain or shine, bring an umbrella if rain is predicted!  Bring your favorite drawing implements, we will provide the paper.


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Ashby Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.



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