Nature journaling workshop to take place in Slacks Creek

December 3, 2018 by  

Logan City Council is offering residents the chance to learn about nature journaling in January.

The sessions are designed to introduce participants to a way of enjoying and observing nature and learning more about the local environment.

The sessions will be run by Paula Peters, an artist, writer and ecologist and founder of Paperbark Writer. On her website, Paula says that nature journaling ‘helps you to notice the details in nature’. Over time it will improve the abilities of observation, drawing and writing.

The images captured in a journal can often provide inspiration for other creative activities such as painting, craft, textile or logo design. Paula stresses that a nature journal is just a personal response to a moment and that each person’s journal will be unique to them. Journaling should not be an onerous task, but one that will record special moments and sights in nature so they can be easily recalled later.

Nature Journaling sessions will be held in Slacks Creek on 20th January. They are free of charge but participants must register via the Logan City Council website. The session for children (8-12 years) will run from 9:30am to 12:30pm and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The adults’ session will run from 1pm to 3pm. Participants do not need to have any prior experience of writing or drawing.