Jeffco Open Space Nature Journal Club: Sketching Landscapes
Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (MDT)
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 Jeffco Open Space Park each month and make this activity a habit.
At this month's outing we will learn techniques for drawing landscapes with the beautiful rock formations of South Valley Park as our backdrop. We will also enjoy a shared trailside potluck lunch.
All ages. Instruction will be geared for adults, but children who are interested in art are welcome to attend with an adult. Parents, please make sure to monitor your children's energy and interest levels during club outings to ensure that their behavior is conducive to a positive learning environment for everyone.
You will meet the naturalist at the main parking lot of South Valley Park.
Instruction will take place near the trailhead but we may walk a short distance (.25 - .5 miles) on an easy trail to journal.
Please bring the following items:
- Your own sketchbook, a pencil, watercolor paints and any other art supplies you would like to use. We will also have some art materials to share
- Sturdy footwear, warm layers and a raincoat
- Sunglasses and hat
- An item to share at our potluck lunch
- A bowl, spoon and fork (we will have some paper plates and plastic utensils available, but bringing your own reusable ones helps us reduce waste)
- A backpack or shoulder bag to carry your supplies
- A portable chair, stool or sitting pad
- Optional: binoculars and field guides
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.
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.
Already registered and need to cancel? Have questions about the program? Please give us a call at 720-497-7600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know! You can also click the Contact Lookout Mountain Nature Center link below to send us a message. Please include the program title.
Office hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday - Sunday, inquiries made after 4 pm may not be answered until the following day. LMNC is closed on Mondays.
When & Where
Jefferson County Open Space Nature and History Programs
Discover Jefferson County Open Space through natural and cultural history programs.
Naturalists and educators offer programs at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, Hiwan Museum, and other Jefferson County Open Space parks.
Jefferson County Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972. Its mission is to preserve land, protect park and natural resources, as well as provide healthy nature-based experiences. Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, the agency contributes to city and recreation district projects and manages 44,613 acres, 28 regional parks, and 230 miles of trails in Jefferson County, Colorado.
Visit http://jeffco.us/open-space/ for more information.