Nature Art Journaling (ONLINE)

Diana Kuan
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Taught by Diana Kuan

Diana Kuan is a food writer and photographer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of Red Hot Kitchen, on cooking with Asian hot sauces, and The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, on Chinese food and culture in America. Her work has also appeared in Food & Wine, Time Out New York, and The Boston Globe, among other publications. In addition to writing and photography, Diana has taught cooking classes for the past 10 years in both Beijing and New York. Her favorite foods are dumplings, ramen, and tacos, usually with hot sauce on the side.

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Join us in this fun-filled class in starting a nature art journal! This workshop is for anyone fascinated by the great outdoors and wants to keep an art journal of discoveries, whether you’re heading out to hiking trails, a farm or orchard, a local park, or even your own backyard.

In this class, we’ll use art journaling to deepen your connection to the natural world, rediscover the thrill of outdoor exploration, and develop a greater love of biodiversity wherever you live. 

You’ll learn:

  • The nuts-and-bolts of nature art journaling, including tools and ways to set up your journal pages

  • Observational drawing, both in the field and at home 

  • Ways to color using various media

  • How to develop sensory awareness through prompts, exercises, and questions

  • Methods of combining art and text

  • Tips for continuing a nature art journal practice for the coming seasons


Tools needed:

  • Black pen

  • Pencil and eraser

  • Color media of your choice (colored pencils, markers, watercolors, etc)

  • Sketchbook, unlined notebook, or loose paper (thicker paper if you plan on using watercolors or other paints)

  • Objects for drawing (leaves, acorns, pine cones, wildflowers, sea shells, rocks, etc.) Photos for reference are also great (especially of things you can’t “collect” like landscapes, trees, and animals!) 


This class is geared towards any adults who are new to nature journaling, but could also be fun for older kids who are wildly curious about the world around them! 

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