Facilitated Draw Deeper Into Nature

Expanding your nature journaling practice

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Let’s Get Deep…

Do you want nature journaling and creative connection to be an integral part of your life?

Would you like one on one guidance to strengthen your painting and drawing skills?

Does discovering what aspects of natural wonder spark your creative motivation specifically, developing confidence in your own style and skill, and exploring new techniques seem like the next step for your nature & art journal practice?

If so, I hope you will join me in

Draw Deeper Into Nature!

Join me on this journey and let’s get deep into art technique, nature connection, and nature art journaling!!!

In this 4 week facilitated eCourse, we build on the learning from Draw Yourself Back to Nature, and/or your previous art experience, and your enthusiasm for the nature as a promoter of peace and tranquility in daily life. We will draw, paint, print, gather together, and explore the ways that nature art journaling can create space for nature, creative practice, and peace in modern life!

Over the 4 weeks in the course we explore:

* refining & growing nature journaling and art techniques,

* deepening nature connections,

* developing personal aesthetics and styles,

* experiencing the joy of practice,


* we connect with our breath,

* experiment with new media and techniques,

* and offer gratitudes to the nature we love


* we spend time with a community of like minded creative seeking deeper meaningful connections with the nature outside our many doors.

In the course you get:

*4 video art tutorials to develop new skills, techniques, and mediums

*4 art or nature connection audio tutorials to deepen connections

*A bonus nature printmaking tutorial

*Extension resources for each tutorial and week

*4 art exercise challenges to develop your techniques

*4 outdoor creative connection challenges

*8 featured nature artists to inspire you

*4 live sessions to talk about your process, connections, share journals, and ask questions.

*Access to the course for the life of it.

Awesome right? So much creative nature connection fun!!

In Draw Deeper Into Nature I guide you step by step to taking your drawing and painting skills to the next level. Through daily practice, video technique tutorials, exercises, and you will gain confidence in your technique and ability to express your experiences in nature on your journal page the way you find aesthetically satisfying.

This course will motivate you to deepen your nature art journaling practice resulting in deeper connections to the wonder filled web of nature right outside your door. Through the century old practice of nature-study, we will deepen our understanding of the aspects of nature that inspire us most.

I will help you hone the skills and knowledge you have, refine your painting and drawing technique, and build confidence in your abilities, while inspiring you to explore new realms of both the natural and the art worlds!

Together, in the supportive course community, we will refresh, relax, practice, and assimilate how a creative practice and regular time spent with nature enhances the joys of life.

Your Instructor

Kelly Johnson
Kelly Johnson

I'm your guide into nature inspired drawing and painting, Kelly Johnson!

If you drop by my world on an average day you might find me gardening, making art, snowboarding, surfing, vegan baking, or helping humans connect with nature, creatively!

I have a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, an MA in environmental studies from Goddard College, an AMS 6-9 teaching credential & 20+ years experience teaching art & nature-study to children and adults in a wide variety of settings - from the classroom to the forest.

From huge murals in Mexico to tiny portraits in Virginia to tropical plants in Nicaragua, I've painted about everything and I love how art builds community and connections in every venue!

Discover more about me, Wings, Worms, & Wonder, and ways to join the nature fun here on my website.

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Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I've never painted before?
Congratulations to you for seeking out art! For Draw Deeper Into Nature some basic knowledge of painting and drawing techniques is strongly recommended. So if all this is brand new to you, before taking this course I recommend you check out my course Draw yourself Back to Nature, where absolutely no previous art or drawing experience is necessary to begin! There's even a special bundle if you want to get both courses at a discount!
What kind of supplies will be needed to take this course?
Once you register and get access to the course site, you’ll get a supply list explaining everything I use in the videos, what you need, and more! But for a general list you will need: -A nature journal and watercolor paper -watercolor paint and brushes -gouache paint -drawing pencils, pens, and erasers -color pencils -and access to some nature whether a park, forest, or flower pot!
What is the target age group?
Great question! I know a lot of my in person workshops are for children, but grown-ups this course is for you! I would say that children ages 8+ could do much of it with adult guidance. For example, in a home schooling type situation the parent could take the course, then teach their children the lessons in a way developmentally appropriate for their children.
Why take this course with me?
You may be thinking: But you have a degree in art, of course you think color mixing is easy. And you have a degree in environmental studies, of course you think connecting with nature is fun! So sure, I am qualified through both formal academic education and years of experience to teach you about the wonders of nature journaling, the powers of art to build nature connections, and the practice and principles of fine art, but I also look forward to what I can learn from your revelations on the topic!! We all have our own visions and corners of nature to share and that's what makes nature journaling interesting!

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