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Online Only: Writers Writing - Introduction to Nature Journals

Friday, May 14, 2021, 1:30 AM - 3:00 AM

This is a live, interactive workshop. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link the day before. Registration closes at that time. Participants are invited to share their videos.

Explore new techniques and opportunities for incorporating the natural world into journaling.

Increase your connection to the natural world and spark your curiosity by slowing down to focus on observing and recording your experience in a nature journal. Using pencils and/or pens and markers, quiet your mind and relax into the present moment by following guided drawing and journaling exercises based on the viewing of an item from nature brought to the class session by the instructor. Time will also be spent sharing other ways in which a nature experience can be documented through lists, graphs, charts, photos and the written word. No experience is necessary for this fun and relaxing introductory class.

Supplies needed: writing tool (pencil, pen or fine tip marker); a journal or a few sheets of drawing paper. Watercolors, colored pencils and other coloring supplies are optional.

Elizabeth M. Higgins is an Oregon artist and arts instructor who develops and facilitates classes and workshops that connect people to nature, mindfulness and creativity. She teaches Nature Journaling and other nature connection classes for Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Washington County Parks, Oregon Master Naturalists and for her own students from her studio in historic downtown Hillsboro, Oregon. She is known for her calm, supportive teaching style, and her approach is centered on the belief that both nature and creative expression are necessary components of human well-being. She is a juried member of Watercolor Society of Oregon and holds a certificate in Eco-Therapy practices. You may learn more about Elizabeth on her website at

Phone: (541) 312-1063
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