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First day of class! Open Your Eyes with Nature Drawing and Journaling @ Santa Rosa Junior College

Registration open now!! Sign up through the Santa Rosa Junior College here.

Open Your Eyes with Nature Drawing and Journaling

Join Marley Peifer for four consecutive Sundays of nature journaling, beginning October 1, 2017!

In this class we will assemble one of the most powerful toolkits for learning about Nature. Following in the footsteps of Audubon, Humboldt, and Darwin we will reintegrate art and science in a creative synthesis that is fun, functional, and aesthetically engaging.

In each session we will explore the diversity of life forms and relationships that surround us. A diversity of ecosystems will be explored, from the seasonally flooded Laguna de Santa Rosa to the mixed oak woodlands of Annadel State Park; from the lush lakeshore habitats of Spring Lake to the sandy trails of Ragle Ranch. 

In each of these locations we will discuss and practice techniques of observation and analysis based in field biology, as well as note-taking and memorization methods based on cognitive science. Artistic materials and strategies will be discussed and practiced in a variety of media.

By the end of the class you will have sharper eyes, better nature awareness, and a beautiful journal documenting your experience. You will also possess the tools and mindset necessary to pursue a life-long learning adventure. 

Some drawing experience recommended and ability to be comfortable in the outdoors and do some moderate walking is required.

For more info or to register, visit the Santa Rosa Junior College class page!


Earlier Event: September 17
Tule Elk Nature Journaling
Later Event: October 11
Pop-Up Aquarium - Lake Merritt