Herb Studies Workshop
Paint 3 Garden Herbs, Self Paced mini course
In this self paced eCourse, you’ll join me, step by step, in learning how to draw and paint 3 garden herbs: echinacea, lemon verbena, and shiso. Each herb has 2 video tutorials, 1 on drawing and 1 on painting, as well as some ethnobotany, growing tips, and culinary ideas for each herb!
Video, photos, and informative resources and more will be included!
In addition to the course material, you’ll also get access to the private Wings, Worms, and Wonder Facebook group to share your paintings, drawings, ideas, culinary adventures, and more!
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, traveling, or helping humans build deep relationships with nature through art and organic gardening!
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 & 10 years in the classroom, + 20 years experience teaching art & 11 years teaching nature-study to children and adults in a wide variety of settings.
I have painted everything from huge murals in Mexico to tiny paintings in Virginia to tropical plants in Florida to veggies in Europe 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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Frequently Asked Questions
Only the fact that it consists of a 3 herbs that you explore at your own pace in your own time. That is why I call it workshop, it’s shorter. A fun foray into the ideas of integrating herbs into multiple aspects of daily life – documented in 3 paintings.
Once you register and get access to the Herb Studies Workshop: Paint 3 Garden Herbs private website, you’ll get a detailed supply list explaining everything you need.
Of course! You and your children, or students, can explore all the art, ethnobotany, and cooking and gardening activities together and build lifelong bonds with the natural world together. 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.
You may be thinking: But you have a degree in art, of course you think drawing is easy. And you have a degree in environmental studies, of course you think connecting with nature is fun! How will you understand me, a newbie to the world of connecting to nature through art?
Because I totally understand and embrace the importance of the beginner’s mind. I have taught art to children ages 2-12 for nearly 20 years, so I have a deep understanding of compassionate ways to teach the fundamentals. When we start to think that we “know” is the moment when we close ourselves to real learning. I have found the more I learn, the more I realize I have to learn! And by embracing the fact that we each have gifts to teach and something to learn we open ourselves up to a huge flow of knowledge.
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 strength a creative relationship with our natural world provides us, but I also look forward to what I can learn from your revelations on the topic and what we will all learn on the journey together!!
If you have read my book or blog, or taken one of my other eCourses or webinars, you know that I have a very casual, yet detailed, and compassionate approach that breaks the techniques and ideas down into simple to actualize steps, presented in conversational style. This course is no different!