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. 

  • Summer 2024 Theme: Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies
  • Fall 2024 Theme: Fall Foliage, Owls, and Moths
  • Spring 2025 Theme: Spring Flowers, Birds, and Pollinators

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

WTMA’s Fall and Spring Clubs meet bi-weekly. Meeting times are as listed on the registration page. Instructors will email enrolled students at the start of each semester to confirm the first club meeting date. After the first meeting, sessions will convene every other week.




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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.

    Course Materials




    • Click here to see suggested course materials:
      • The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling
      • Spiral Watercolor Paper Pad
      • Colored Pencils
      • Watercolor Paint Set and Watercolor Chart


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