Introduction to Nature Journaling

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Perfect for beginners, join NHSN Nature Ranger, Amber Tatman, for a gentle introduction to nature journaling

Course tutor: Amber Tatman

Course length: 1 session, Saturday 20 April, 10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Course structure: This course will be held in person in the Field Studies Room at Gosforth Nature Reserve.

Course cost: £15 NHSN Members / £20 Non-Members

About This Course

Nature Journaling captures your moments in the natural world through sketching and writing. This art medium is personal to your own style, acting like a visual diary of nature walks and experiences. This course will help kickstart your nature journalling journey whilst enjoying your local nature reserve and being around like-minded people.

This course is a beginner’s guide to nature journaling, with opportunities for observational sketching and introducing colour to drawings using watercolour. All levels are welcome. It will take place in the Field Studies Room and whilst out in Gosforth Nature Reserve (some portable stools/chairs will be available). All resources will be provided, however, please bring your own sketchbooks or preferred pens/materials if you’d like to use your own.


Please bring a packed lunch and sensible footwear/clothing. Gosforth Nature Reserve has uneven footpaths, please be mindful that the session will include walking around a portion of the Reserve.

About The Tutor

Amber Tatman studied at Hull School of Art and Design, with a special interest in fine art and illustration. She has made art commissions ranging from pet portraits to pump clip designs and led rabbit and guinea pig drawing sessions at Ouseburn Farm last Summer. Amber loves combining her passion for nature and art by sketching wildlife and recording walks through nature journaling. She is currently a Nature Ranger at NHSN, working on our project Gosforth’s Wild Web, and loves bringing creative elements into her work.

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