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Nature Journaling with Bailey Russell

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Person writing in a journal while sitting in grass
Saturday, September 14, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Karst Farm Park (Park Shelter #6)

Join us for an inspiring Nature Journaling workshop led by Bailey Russell, a recent intern with the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District. This all-ages workshop is perfect for anyone who loves nature and wants to learn how to observe and document the natural world through journaling and drawing.

  • Skills Covered: Participants will learn how to observe and draw natural subjects, focusing on their roles within ecosystems. Bailey, a talented illustrator, will share her techniques for capturing the beauty and intricacy of nature in your journal.
  • Activities: Weather permitting, we will venture out on a charming, fully accessible trail with an interesting pond at Karst Farm Park to practice our observation and drawing skills. In case of inclement weather, we will bring natural subjects indoors to study and draw.
  • Additional Education: Marilyn Bauchat of  the Uplands Network of the Hoosier Chapter of Sierra Club will provide a brief educational session on how we can support environmental action in our daily lives.

Location Details:

  • We will gather at Shelter #6 at Karst Farm Park on the west side of Bloomington near the Airport. We plan to go out to observe and sketch nature on one of the trails in the park, but the shelter provides a cozy backup space for our activities and ensures we can continue journaling, even if the weather turns unfavorable.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable clothing for outdoor activities
  • Journal or sketchbook
  • Drawing materials (pencils, pens, etc.)
  • Water and snacks

Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your connection with nature and improve your observation and drawing skills. Whether you’re a seasoned nature journaler or a curious beginner, this workshop offers something for everyone.

Bailey Russell is an experienced group leader who excels in working with all age groups. She is most knowledgeable about insects, arachnids, other arthropods, and their ecological roles, but is passionate about nature in its entirety. During this program, she will show participants the beauty of the little things in nature, and what we could lose to threats like climate change, habitat destruction, and invasive species.

Fee: $55 nonmembers; $35 for current Artists Climate Awareness members
and youth under 18

(Not a member? The nonmember workshop fee includes a new annual membership.
Already a member?
Contact art4climate@carolrhodes.net for registration link.
: All youth participants qualify for the member price and can reach out to lifelonglearning@ivytech.edu to receive a link to register. Please note that attendees under the age of 14 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Sierra Club LogoAlong with art, all our events include education and guidance on climate and environmental action. A portion of the proceeds will go the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.

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 AwarenessEach 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.

With thanks and appreciation to:


September 14
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Carol Rhodes
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Karst Farm Park Shelter 6
2450 S Endwright Road
Bloomington, IN 47403 United States
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