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Appreciating Nature Wherever You Are Through Journaling

April 27, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

painting of dried oak leaf

Join us for a transformative art workshop…

Watercolor painting of dried leaf…that combines creativity and environmental consciousness. Our Artists for Climate Awareness organization invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature through the captivating practice of nature journaling.

Half-day Workshop, April 27, 2024

First Half: Crafting Your Nature Journal

In the opening segment, participants can unleash their artistic flair by crafting personalized accordion-style nature journals.  Your journal is made from a single sheet of drawing paper with no sewing or gluing involved.  This hands-on activity will provide a tangible and personalized surface for you to document your observations and reflections on the natural world.

Second Half: Drawing Nature in the Outdoors

Step outside with us to a serene, shaded area beside the building, where a pond and a tapestry of wild flora await. Engage in the meditative process of drawing what you see, feel, and experience in this small but enchanting oasis. Our experienced facilitator, Chicago artist Pauline Kochanski,  will guide you through techniques to capture the essence of nature on paper through words and images.

Skill Level: Beginning to seasoned

Format: In-person

What to Expect:

  • Unlock your artistic potential by creating a unique accordion-style nature journal.
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings of a shaded area with a pond and wild flora.
  • Learn the meditative benefits of drawing nature as you experience it firsthand.
  • Connect with like-minded individuals passionate about art and environmental awareness.
  • Foster a deeper appreciation for the natural world, even in tiny spaces, and its importance in the face of climate change.
  • Sierra Club LogoLearn about how you can help our community to preserve natural areas by hearing a short presentation by Marilyn Bauchat, president of the Uplands Network of the Hoosier Chapter of Sierra Club

Materials: Paper is included in the fee.  For drawing supplies, please see the Journaling supply list
Note: We also encourage participants to bring their own reusable water bottles and snacks to minimize environmental impact.

Don’t miss this opportunity to blend art, writing and nature in a meaningful way! Join us for a half day of creativity, mindfulness, and environmental awareness. Let’s inspire change through the strokes of our pens and the beauty of our shared connection with the natural world.

Fee: $54 for non-members, $39 for Artists for Climate Awareness Contributing/Regular members. See Join – Artists for Climate Awareness to become a member, and to register for the discount, please  email art4climate@carolrhodes.net


Artists for Climate Awareness logoArtists for Climate Awareness is pleased to offer this workshop as part of its series to help artists learn how to use art as a way to bring social awareness to conservation efforts in your communities.

As such, a portion of the workshop fee will go toward a Friends’ membership in Artists for Climate Awareness.

 Each participant will be automatically considered a member of Artists for Climate Awareness at the Friends’ level (equivalent to $15) for one year. ACA Friends get news and enhanced insider participation.

With thanks and appreciation to:


April 27, 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Pauline Kochanski
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Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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