Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center

Urban Nature Journaling


Richmond Art Center




Thu, Nov 4, 2021 - Dec 9, 2021

2 classes remaining

12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT




Julia B.


8 students

Class Experience

Explore the wildlife in your backyard or on your block like a naturalist. We will record our observations using simple tools and all of our senses. Using drawings and words in combination you can describe your environment, or a single organism. This class is a hybrid program that meets online and in-person.


The first class session meets at Miller-Knox Beach. The rest of the classes meet online.
1: Outdoor Orientation at Miller-Knox Beach, Richmond (in-person)
2: Botanical Close-Up (online)
3. Birds (online)
4. Insects (online)

- Blank journal or loose paper kept together on a clipboard. My favorite journal is Hand Book Paper Travelogue Watercolor Notebook (about $20 on
- Pen and pencil. I like to use micron pens, size 02
- Ruler

Optional Materials:
- Watercolors: I mostly use Daniel Smith, but Winsor and Newton is also good. Since these paints are expensive, and it takes forever to get through a tube, I would recommend buying halfpans ($3 each on Etsy:Alexiscarollart). Here are the colors I recommend: Sap Green, Lemon Yellow, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Pyrrole Orange
- Water brush pen: Niji is $7 on
- Old sock: Cut the tube from the sock to use as a wristband. You can use this to wipe off your brush when you change color.
- If you have markers or other ways of adding color that is welcome too.


This is a hybrid class that meets online and in-person at specified outdoor locations in Richmond.

Class Requirements

Experience Level: All Levels

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