Changes this season…changes in classes and nature journaling.
This June I will be offering 4 more botanical art classes in the month of June. Class will be on Wednesdays from 10-1pm on June 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. The 4 week session will be $150.00 and those who want a drop-in option they will be $35.00 per class (drop-in option only available to previously enrolled students).
Nature Journaling will also be changing this year…. Kitchawan Farm has gone through some reorganization and is now being farmed by a NYC restaurant, so this summer we will be trying something different. I was so inspired by Dick Rauh as I know so many of you were I thought this would be a great venue to carry on and draw our park. Looking at the lovely trees and surroundings of Lasdon I was reminded what a beautiful park we have….so this summer we will meet and draw the trees, the formal gardens and many of the beautiful views and structures of the park. So get out your camp chairs, sun hats and pens and watercolor pencils…and get ready to sit under some shady trees and draw Lasdon Arboretum.
For those of you that missed Dick’s tree workshop here are some photos of our day…Dick Rauh guided a wonderful workshop with his energy and enthusiasm, as always he was an inspiration to everyone that had the honor of sharing the day with him. Thank you Dick for being our teacher for the day 🙂
Nature Journaling classes at Lasdon Park will be $20.00 per class…pay as you go. The first class will be on Thursday, June 7th. and will run for 6 weeks. Supply list at the bottom of this post. They will be held on Thursday mornings from 10-1pm. Rainy day adjustments will be made via email the night before class. We may also visit other venues over the course of the summer 🙂
NATURE JOURNALING SUPPLY LIST
Back pack or bag to carry supplies.
Journal 9×11 or 9×5 journals or in this general size, these journals can be bought at any art store. Paper should be acid free with heavier paper that accepts watercolor this will allow you more freedom to apply color. You may also use cold press watercolor paper journals for those of you who would like to work with watercolor pencils 🙂
Fine tip marker (micron .005-.01 and 1 are my favorite) there are many fine tips on the market, make sure they are permanent ink. There are also sets of microns available that you can purchase…just be sure that they have some fine points in the set.
Ninji Watercolor Brush great for the field if your using watercolor. They come in multiple sizes..fine, medium and large…I have one of each 🙂
Drinking water and lunch or a snack.
Camp stool and a hat to shade from the sun.
Pencils (preferably a HB) Mechanical pencils with tiny leads are easy for the field because there is no sharpener needed and bring and eraser if you will be working in graphite.
A small selection of color pencils or watercolor pencils if you want to introduce colors into your studies. A water brush if you would like to create washes or bring a brush and small container of water if you don’t have a Ninji Water Brush.
Some paper towel squares.
Small clear ruler to add to notes about size of your subject.
A magnifying glass to see details or a loop.
Above all come ready to enjoy your day =)