When I take the time to draw something in nature, I understand it more. Drawing forces me to focus on structural details — those structures contain stories about function, and about adaptation to biotic and abiotic factors. I’m especially interested in the stories that structures can reveal about species relationships. I draw so that I can see better, and so that I can learn those stories.
Some artifacts of my attention:
Want to come journal about nature with me?
For botanical gardens, museums, resorts and retreats, for art-science workshops in biology classes and for teacher continuing education, for homeschoolers, or just for fun:
I can tailor nature journaling workshops to suit interests and abilities, but generally I offer workshops in studio and field:
By the hour, individual or small group – $30 per person
3 hour group workshop for six or more – $30 per person
Nature journaling weekend retreat, for two or more, at a cabin within 50 miles of Asheville, NC – $500 per person
All materials supplied, no experience necessary.
Contact me to arrange a workshop or retreat:
Nancy Lowe — sciencecandance (at) gmail (dot) com.