Nature Journaling “Near & Far”
Themed classes will be Friday afternoons, 12:30pm-5:00pm, $65 each or $240 for the 4-class series.

journaling_pat LeighThis winter we hosted natural history and nature drawing classes with drawing instructor Perri Howard and naturalist/educator Mary Kiesau on Friday afternoons, and they were really fun and productive.  With the beauty and color of spring coming, we are going to continue our Friday afternoon sessions.

The spring series is titled “Nature Drawing Near and Far,” and each class will combine both close-up and distance drawing.  We’ll start each class with about an hour walking in and exploring the outdoors with a casual naturalist lesson with Mary.  Then we’ll transition to drawing practice with Perri, either outside (if the weather is nice) or in Perri’s studio at TwispWorks.  Perri will walk you through a variety of exercises and sketches.  We’ll work with both plain and colored pencils so that we can make use of the bright colors of spring.  Together, they will help you become a more observant and engaged naturalist while growing creatively and with confidence through drawing exercises and field-sketching.

All materials, including pens, pencils, and paper will be included, but feel free to bring your own materials if you’d like.  No experience is necessary.  These classes are perfect for beginners as well as practiced artists of all mediums.  A diverse mix of people have enjoyed the previous classes! 

Themed classes will be Friday afternoons, 12:30pm-5:00pm, on the following dates:
April 6: Mountains, Clouds & Rivers
April 20: Leaves & Trees
May 4: Spring Flowers - TWO SESSIONS.  Choose from the morning session from 8:00am-12:30pm or the afternoon session from 1:30-6:00pm. 
May 25: Songbirds

Classes are $65* each or $240* for the whole series.  Space is limited to 10 people per class.  Details will be sent before each class with where to meet. 


* Our Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you cancel or leave a fee-based course for any reason:
Full refunds will be given if the request is received two weeks or more before the day of the program (class, workshop, fieldtrip, etc.).  If the cancellation is made less than two weeks before the start of the program, the Methow Conservancy will give a full refund only if we are able to fill your spot.  If you cancel 24 hours or less before the start time of the program or after the class has started there will be no refund of the program fee.  Although we rarely need to do so, we reserve the right to cancel a program.  In this case you will receive a full refund.

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