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Nature Journaling and Field Sketching

Credential Earned: 

Nature Journaling and Field Sketching

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Whether you’re looking for a creative spark for your artistic expression, a way to develop your observational skills, or an immersive and mindful journey through nature, this course will guide you with friendly art instruction and engaging practice sessions that will help you make the most out of your journaling.

  • Develop the art skills to take your nature journaling practice to the next level
  • Improve your observational skills to create accurate drawings and get more out of your journaling experiences
  • Use creative prompts and guided practice to engage your senses and connect more deeply with nature

What's Inside:

Scientific illustrator Liz Clayton Fuller leads you through more than 4.5 hours of video instruction and guided practice designed to build your confidence in filling journal pages. You can choose to join the discussion forum to share your thoughts and images. Observation techniques include—sit spot, squint test, and proportional measuring. Art techniques include—mark-making, chiaroscuro, blind contour and gesture drawing, negative space, watercolor mixing, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, wash, glazing, and blending.

Completion Time:

10 hrs estimated

Optional CEU Credits:


Hear What Students Have To Say:

Liz was not only a good teacher but inspired me to work on my drawings on a daily basis. Her confidence in me encouraged me to do better in my drawings and be patient with the process. My transformation in this course is due to Liz's passion in art and investment in her students." —Nature Journaling Student

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