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.

Course Materials

  • Click here to see suggested course materials:
    • Spiral Watercolor Paper Pad
    • Pencils
    • Watercolor Paint Set

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