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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Art of Nature Journaling at The Gardens with Maria Hodkins - Rare opportunity

September 7 - 9, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Explore the artistic, scientific and reflective pursuit of keeping a nature journal at Denver Botanic Gardens. Delight in the environment as you observe and record its details. Observing deeply, sketching and noting the features of plants, flowers, birds, animals, sky and land formations will reveal to you insights that you might never discover in the rush of daily life or studio practice.
Learn basic techniques in graphite and colored pencil pen and ink wash and watercolor. Enjoy instruction in attuned observation, writing in reverie, field sketching, color, and creating “encounter maps.” Whether you are new to the nature journal or an advanced naturalist/artist, you will deepen in your skills and develop an artful daily practice for your life through all of the seasons.
This workshop is open for everybody with no pre-requisites -
(For more information and to register, please click here)

Maria Hodkins is a professional free-lance journalist of 35 years, a former naturalist for Colorado State Parks, a multi-media artist, and poet. She has taught field/nature journaling programs and workshops for Colorado State Parks, schools, college environmental studies classes, botanical gardens, interpretive organizations, art centers, and private groups.
Maria teaches illustrated journaling, creative non-fiction writing, and bookbinding.

Marias sketches were featured extensively in Artists' Journal Workshop (2011) by Cathy Johnson (staff writer for Artists Magazine and Watercolor Artist).
Please see the Artists' Journal Workshop Interview with Maria by clicking here. You can also see samples of Maria's Journals by clicking here.

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