Wake & Make #8: Nature Journalling

Join us for our online program Wake & Make – a series of fun and social, stay at home creative workshops to brighten up your Saturday morning!
Grab a cup of tea and connect with others, as local artists take you through some arts and making activities to keep you inspired.

Nature Journalling with Anna Barnes

Saturday 25 September
10am – 11.30am
Let’s observe and awaken our curiosity. What catches your eye? That becomes your story. Journal your story in a beautiful archival-quality sketchbook or a simple notebook. It will be passed down one day and be a reminder and keepsake for loved ones to enjoy. Savour the process, the connections and the joy by being amongst nature and spending time studying and recording it. A local bushwalk, your balcony garden, or a study of found natural objects from an urban walk-in lockdown is all it takes to start the practice of daily nature journalling.
Materials you will need to prepare:
Have ready a small travel sized sketchbook or notebook, A5 sized is good.
A pen of some kind (I use a uniball eye micro, or a pigment ink – any brand in a 0.5) and some coloured pencils and sharpener.
I use these supplies all from The Artists Store 155 Katoomba St, Katoomba (02) 4782 2866
Stillman and Birn Gamma Series Sketchbook (landscape, hardcover 9 x6)0.5
Black Pigment Ink Pen (any brand)
Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Aquarelles (I initially bought a set but you can purchase a few earthy colours that catch your eye, singularly to get you started)
About the Artist
Learn to Nature Journal with Anna Barnes, who has a BA in Fine Arts and a Masters in Design Science. She has been nature journalling for 10 years, teaching it locally for 5, and looks forward to sharing her skills with you. You can see her work and what she does at artfoodculture.com