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Jeffco Open Space Nature Journal Club: Drawing in Pen and Ink

Lookout Mountain Nature Center

Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (MDT)

Jeffco Open Space Nature Journal Club: Drawing in Pen...

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Want to deepen your love of the natural world, notice nature’s tiniest details and spend time surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors? Then start keeping a sketchbook nature journal! Join us for a free journaling field trip in a different Open Space park each month and make this activity a habit. A short demonstration on a drawing or painting topic will be followed by ample time to write and draw as well as a potluck lunch. Previous attendance at one of our basic nature journaling classes (which are offered several times a year) is helpful but not necessary. Instruction will be geared for adults, but children are welcome to attend with an adult.

On this month's field trip we will stipple, cross-hatch and scribble our way along the trails at Deer Creek Canyon Park while discovering all the amazing ways to create drawings with pen and ink. The first part of class will be spent learning pen and ink fundamentals at one of the picnic shelters. Then we will pack up our supplies and hit the trails to explore the park with our journals. For the comfort of fellow participants, please leave pets at home.

Please bring the following items:

  • Your own sketchbook, a pencil and permanent fine point ink pen. Sharpies will not work as they soak through paper. The following are good options:

-Pigma Micron Pen- black size 01
-Prismacolor Premier Illustration Marker- black size 01
-Pitt Artist Pen- black size S or XS

If you cannot find one of these pens before the outing, we do have some to share.

  • Sturdy footwear, warm clothes and a coat. If it is cold, gloves and disposable hand warmers are helpful to keep fingers from getting cold while you are drawing and a thermos with a hot beverage is always nice to have.
  • Water
  • A bowl, spoon and portable potluck item for a shared trailside lunch
  • Sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen
  • A backpack or shoulder bag to carry your supplies
  • A portable chair, stool or sitting pad (optional but great to have if the ground is damp or snowy)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Your favorite field guides (optional)

Also, please join the Jeffco Open Space Nature Journal Club Facebook page if you are interested. The page is a great place to find out about club happenings, share your sketches and journal pages, arrange carpools (in the summer trailheads will start to get packed) and chat with each other.


All Ages

Registration for this program is available one month before the date of the program.  If you are registering during this time, but space is no longer available, please call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600 to be placed on a waiting list.



Have questions about Jeffco Open Space Nature Journal Club: Drawing in Pen and Ink? Contact Lookout Mountain Nature Center

When & Where

Deer Creek Canyon Park
13896 Grizzly Drive
Littleton, CO 80127

Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (MDT)

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Lookout Mountain Nature Center

Discover the Lookout Mountain Nature Center...where nature's riches abound and where curiosity and exploration are always rewarded.

Connect with nature at this 110 acre park.  Inside experience exhibits that depict migrating birds and reveal secrets of the ponderosa pine forest.  Visit the Discovery Corner and Observation Room.  Outside stroll trails winding through forest and meadow, picnic beneath towering pine trees or join a naturalist-guided program.

The Lookout Mountain Nature Center creates awareness, understanding, and conservation of Jefferson County's open spaces through year-round educational programs and exhibits.

Visit http://lmnc.jeffco.us for more information.

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