Each week after a short drawing lesson with Mrs. Cook, students will study a landscape or an object from nature to capture in a nature journal. On every “tolerably fine day,” students will be encouraged to take their journals outdoors to explore, observe, and record details from trees, flowers, bushes, birds, insects, rocks, or any other natural creation that intrigues them. When weather prevents outdoor frolic, Mrs. Cook will bring specimens into the classroom for study. Students will gain experience working with a variety of drawing mediums such as graphite, charcoal, pen, marker, pastels, and water color pencil. Students will also paint with watercolors using an aqua brush. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to present and share nature journaling pages they completed outside of class on their own.
$30 for teacher-purchased supplies
Families provide a student nature journal such as a spiral-bound Canson Mix Media Paper Pad, and students are welcome to bring any favorite drawing utensils to class with them as well. Additionally, each student will need to have a good quality watercolor paint set such as the Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers’ Pocket Box. Consider purchasing optional Pentel Aqua Brushes for home and field use.