Nature Journaling – April 21-May 12, 2017

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Fridays, April 21, 28, May 5, and 12; 10 am – 12 pm

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster  (Directions)

Instructor: Carol Welsh

Skill Level:  No experience necessary


The Nature Journaling course will provide opportunities for practice which can be applied to travel experience or your own back yard. You will be introduced to Four-Color Analysis, a method of journaling invented by Carol Welsh, as a way to see more in the environment.

In addition, you will have an opportunity to document the natural world in a personal journal you create by developing eight specific frames for seeing. Native plants of spring will be our subject for the course – those planted in the Guild’s window boxes as well as serendipitous finds. Journals and materials will be provided or you may bring your own favorite journal to continue.

Materials: a $10 materials fee is included in your tuition to cover a journal, watercolor, and field guides.

Carol Welsh has studied nature journaling with John Muir Laws, Claire Leslie Walker, and Jonathan Alderfer, and has studied botanical illustration at Longwood Gardens. She has developed 4-Color Analysis, a simple practice for journaling which she has shared world-wide in New Zealand and Hawaii as well as locally for many years. She is a certified Master Naturalist and is enrolled in the Mount Cuba Native Ecological Gardening Certification Program and at PCAD in the social media certification program.

Dr. Welsh retired from Millersville University’s Department of Educational Foundations as Director of the PA Governor’s School for Teaching. After retirement from Millersville, she served as National Vice President for College Access for Project GRAD USA. In 2014 she began design work on a series of Nature Journaling workshops as a means of promoting diversity and environmental sustainability. She is developing a current series of Nature Journaling Workshops on Sunday afternoons at the Lancaster County Conservancy sites and a Saturday series at the North Museum, open to all ages.