Nature Sketchbook Club
One-semester club. Nature Sketchbook Club gives students the opportunity to study nature through art. Students will keep a nature sketchbook and will learn techniques to record what they observe in a variety of media including graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor. New topics will be introduced each semester.
In-class activities will include:
- Instructor demonstrations of various drawing and painting techniques
- Drawing and painting birds, beetles, butterflies and other animals
- Drawing and painting botanical subjects like flowers, leaves, and seed pods
- Learning about artists in history who were inspired by nature
- Asking questions and conducting research about the natural world
- Observing and recording seasonal change in plants and animal behavior
- Recording atmospheric and astronomical features, such as clouds and the positions of the sun, moon, and stars
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Nature Sketchbook Club Information
- Summer session meets every week. Fall and Spring sessions meet every other week.
- Designed for grades 7-12.
- Click here to see suggested course materials:
- Spiral Watercolor Paper Pad
- Watercolor Paint Set
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