Sign up for Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, and get details on summer workshop schedules.
 
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Nature Journal News: Summer Update
 
 
Sign up today for the 2019 Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference!
 
September 12-15, 2019, Pacific Grove, California
John Muir Laws and the Nature Journal Club are thrilled to be hosting Wild Wonder, the first Nature Journaling Conference. This event will gather people who are passionate about nature, art, science, curiosity, and wonder to share ideas, learn from each other, support each other, inspire each other, and have fun together in nature’s beauty. Our teacher team includes Clare Walker Leslie, Hannah Hinchman, Catherine Hamilton, Obi Kaufmann, Laurie Wigham, Abby McBride, John Muir Laws, and more! Click here for more information including scholarships and housing.
 
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Journal Tip: Just Do One Little Thing
 
You don't need an hour or a fancy nature journaling kit to get started. Just get out your journal, notice one little thing, get curious, and journal about it, even for just a few minutes. Like the camel's nose under the tent, more drawings might follow, but you don't need to commit…go try it right now! 
 
 
 
July Workshop: Watercolor Pencils for Botanical Painting with Claudia Stevens
 
Join Botanical Illustrator Claudia Stevens and the Nature Journal Club for a 1.5-hour workshop. Through step-by-step demonstrations, you will learn foundational techniques and skills to carry into the next level of your art. Bringing art to science, you will explore observation, attention to detail, plant structure, measurement, recording data, and accuracy. Learn how to layer watercolor pencils and incorporate them into a watercolor painting--all made easy and fun. Claudia will cover techniques including composing, layering transparent hues, and dry brush work.

Tuesday, July 9   *NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN TIBURON AND SF
Tiburon, Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 10:00 AM
San Francisco, Building 989 in the Presidio, 12:30 PM

Wednesday, July 10
Lafayette, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 10:30 AM
No Oakland Workshop this Month

Friday, July 12
Saratoga, West Valley College 9:30 AM
Cupertino, SC Valley Audubon, 12:00 PM
Palo Alto, Environmental Volunteers Eco Center, 2:30 PM
 
Summer Schedule Update
There will be no Sunday field trips in June and July, and no weekly workshops in August. We will have a Nature Journal Club Sunday field trip on August 25. 
 
See calendar for details, maps, and schedule
 
 
 
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New Book: Sierra Wildflowers
 
I have published a new book on the wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada. This exerpt from the Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada is lightweight and easy to use. Happy flower finding!
 
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Thank you for your support!
My mission is to connect people to art, science, and nature through field journaling. Your donation supports free and low-cost educational programming, workshops, teacher training, and online and downloadable resources. Your support makes it possible for me to continue this work and to offer my services at low or no cost. Your donation, whatever the size, is greatly appreciated and is tax-deductible. Please donate today. Thank you.
 
 
John Muir Laws
Nature Journal Club
P.O. Box 25523
San Mateo, CA 94402-9998.
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