Saturday, February 8, 2020

A glimpse into our nature journal class…

...and an invitation

We are currently in the middle of Nature Journaling: Botany Through Art. Our class meets Monday mornings at the Naples Botanical Garden for 3 hours as part of an 8-week series underwritten by a grant from Aroha Philanthropies.  This foundation supports creative expression in  the arts through community involvement in a variety of ways.  Our class series is part of their Vitality Arts  program – creative expression for adults 55 and over.  

Sue Slick, one of our talented participants, created the video below of our last class as we sketched and painted on the Performance Lawn.  She took video clips and photos, put them together and made something wonderful to share.

Our class wasn’t publicized because of the full waiting list, so you won’t find us on the Garden’s calendar.  What you will find there is the art show we’ll be having at the end of February!  You are invited to join our nature journalers and visit with them as you view their final art project and enjoy a tour through their nature journals.
10 am-12 pm ~ Saturday, February 29, 2020 
(Included with regular Garden admission)
Kapnick Hall Terrace, Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112
We range from beginners to practicing artists, with varied backgrounds that shape our connections to nature and art.  What you will see is the unique story each artist tells through the skills they’ve learned.  None of us need to have the skills of professional artists – our nature journals reflect a very personal journey and our learning process.

This is the important take-away: this connection to place, our creative insights, even the missteps.  These are all part of the process.  We hope we inspire others to make their own personal connections to the beauty of nature found throughout the gardens inside.  There is a new adventure open to us all, no matter our age or limitations.  This is it.  Nature. A page, a pen, a brush.  And you.  

Last session: preparing materials
for plein air sketching.
Last session: capturing a landscape! Overlooking the lake
in the Florida Garden.

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