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Art Journaling in the Gardens with Jessica Kovan – August 8, Traverse City, MI

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mixed media rt with the words, "What Are You Noticing?"

painting of bluebird singing with barbed wireImmerse yourself in the magic of the gardens with Michigan artist Jessica Kovan. Observe the living world with curiosity and attention and celebrate the gardens while bringing your love of the outdoors into your art journal.

Join in and learn about establishing (or enhancing) your art and nature journaling practice in the beautiful environment of the Botanic Gardens. The focus of the workshop will be on experiencing and visually expressing our curiosity about plants and nature, not about making detailed botanical art.

After a brief orientation and warm-up activities you will have hands-on observation and drawing time in the gardens. Through prompts you will be encouraged to ask questions and make deeper connections to the experience of the gardens. Jessica will be available for questions and individual instruction throughout. The group will reconvene toward the close of the workshop to talk about our experiences and learn from each other.

All skill levels welcome; no prior experience necessary. The workshop will be held rain or shine. Come enjoy the beautiful botanical garden setting! All supplies will be provided.

Please note, weather permitting we will be painting and art journaling in the gardens. If you wish to bring a chair to sit on, please do so.

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 Contributors membership in Artists for Climate Awareness.

 Each participant will be automatically considered a member of Artists for Climate Awareness at the Contributor’s level (equivalent to $35) for one year. Contributors get workshop and event discounts, news, an opportunity to publish their artwork on our website, and enhanced insider participation.

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In the Botanical Garden in Traverse City, MI, 8/8/2024

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August 8
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Jessica Kovan
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Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, Traverse City, Michigan
Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, 1490 Red Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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