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Nature Journaling with Watercolor 01:

This class is cancelled.

Get ready to discover a world of color! Join Stephey Baker, a local creative and avid urban gardener for bumble bees, in this four-day, 20 hour class as she guides you step-by-step to creating a color palette unique to you. Learn dependable watercolor and simple drawing techniques for nature journaling, as well as a few creative shortcuts to get you inspired, confident, and most of all painting!

Learn why this practice is key to increasing your observational skills and ability to actually see and paint color.  Find out how color is used by nature to survive, warn, enchant us (and a variety of pollinators), as well as how it influences our mood, triggers memories, and even inspires dreams.

Practice is key to slowing down, observing, and recording those observations in your nature journal. Using quality watercolor paints helps you easily understand how to create vibrant colors that stand out from the page. This class also covers how to select and use watercolor paints, papers, and brushes. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of what a Nature Journal is and how to tend to one is expected. (Scroll down for more information)

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

All programs are subject to change.

* If you’d like to learn more about Nature Journaling or want to start one, sign-up for the two day Introduction to Nature Journaling class starting September 24 here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This class will supply you with a large Travelogue Watercolor sketchbook 8.25” x 5.25” (including additional materials) that can be used in the Nature Journaling with Watercolor 01 class

Register Member $240

Register Non-Member $282

Monday, October 17, 2022 - Friday, October 28, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Details

Color Mixing with Stephey Baker

Dates are two Mondays and two Fridays, for a total of 20 hours of instruction

October 17
October 21
October 24
October 28

Lunch is on your own.

Stephey’s Note: A mastery of watercolor is not the goal of this class. Bring your nature journal and the materials you typically use to the first class. A watercolor sketchbook or heavy weighted multimedia paper is recommended (see class materials link below for suggestions). Sketchbooks are not supplied for those who did not take the Introduction to Nature Journaling, but some other materials are.

About the Instructor

Stephey Baker is an artist specializing in pen and ink, watercolor, color theory, and graphic design for the professional artist community. Her lifelong connection to nature led her to botanical illustration, with a special interest in pollinating insects and the plants that nurture them. Stephey obtained her botanical illustration certificate at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. She believes in cultivating a curious spirit and finds joy in teaching others how to easily connect to their artistic side. Stephey lives in Church Hill with her rescued cats and dogs and tends to an urban garden full of life. In her favorite dreams, she can talk to Bumble Bees. Learn more at markedbythemuse.com