Nature Journaling Workshops

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Saturday 26 March, 9 & 30 April, 14 & 28 May- 10am - 12pm

 

The workshops are now fully booked

 

The workshops are open to members of the Mid-Ovens Valley Landcare groups and any other locals in the Ovens Valley who are interested in participating.

Sign up is for all 5 sessions.

 All workshops will be free and will include art materials, snacks and drinks. 

(Age Group - 13 and over)

 

The Wangaratta Art Gallery will facilitate 5  Nature Journaling workshops with the Burgoigee Creek Landcare group and associated Ovens Valley Landcare organisations in March-May 2022.

Nature journaling is the practice of connecting and responding to nature through a creative medium. Drawing, painting, writing, photography, printmaking, collage or any medium one feels inspired by can be a creative tool to create a journal. A nature journal is a place to explore thoughts, feelings, curiosity and creative expression in response to nature.

Nature journaling enables people to interpret the environment and their relationship to it, it may be writing a poem about the garden, recording the bloom times of different flowers through sketches, photographing changing seasons or keeping a list of species seen on one’s property. Nature journaling is not focused on the artistic outcome and no prior artistic experience is required. The only requirement is to take some time, connect with nature and be curious through creativity.

The workshops are part of the Spark Bushfire Recovery Project run by the Wangaratta Art Gallery funding from Regional Arts Victoria, the Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) will deliver a tailored creative recovery program for people affected by the 2020 bushfires in the Wangaratta region. In addition to this funding this program has been made possible by the support of Murray PHN Bushfire Recovery Community Wellbeing Program.  

 

Location:
These workshops will be held at the Old Murmungee Hall with some field trips to local bushland to explore various inspiring environments and subject matter.

 

Who can attend?

The workshops are open to members of the Mid-Ovens Valley Landcare groups and any other locals in the Ovens Valley who are interested in participating.
All workshops will be free and will include art materials, snacks and drinks.

 

Details to put in when signing up:
  • Name
  • Postcode/ town
  • Email
  • Contact number
  • Landcare group they are a member of 

 

*Please note, prior experience with materials and drawing is not necessary for this workshop program. All you need is a desire to explore your creativity and you will grow your skills as you go! It’s all about having fun and trying new ways of connecting with nature.

 

 

 

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