Adult Nature Journaling

Adult Nature Journaling

Unlock the Tiny Secrets of Nature: Join Our Artistic Nature Journaling Workshops at the Butterfly Pavilion:

Embark on a captivating exploration of the miniature wonders in our ecosystem through a series of Nature Journaling Workshops at Butterfly Pavilion. Led by an expert artist and environmental educator, each workshop unveils a new topic about invertebrates – from butterflies to spiders and beetles, and their significant impact on our ecosystems. Whether you’re an experienced artist or a curious nature enthusiast, participants will learn to intricately capture these delicate creatures in their nature journals, combining art and scientific observation. Don’t miss the chance to ignite your creativity and understanding of nature in these hands-on, educational workshops.  

About the Instructor – Catie Michel is a seasoned scientific illustrator with a deep-rooted passion for capturing the intricate details of the natural world. With a portfolio that spans numerous publications, exhibitions, and collaborations with leading researchers, Catie brings both artistic finesse and scientific rigor to her instruction. Her ability to intertwine art and science creates an enriching learning experience that encourages participants to view the environment through a new lens.  


Dates and Times:  (All classes are 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) 

  • June 22 – Pollinators   
  • July 27 – Beetles   
  • August 31 – Color in the Natural World   
  • October 26 – Spiders   

$35 General Admission
$30 Member 

Program Highlights:

  • Guidance from a Professional Illustrator: Learn from the expertise of professional scientific illustrator Catie Michel, who will share her artistic insights and techniques for nature journaling throughout the class.  
  • Artistic Expression: Unleash your creativity as you capture the complex beauty of invertebrates, their ecosystems, and the creatures that depend on them. Enhance your nature journaling skills and develop your artistic talents.  
  • Ecological Discovery: Gain a deeper understanding of the ecological significance of invertebrates and their interconnected web of life.  
  • Suitable for All Skill Levels: Whether you’re seasoned at nature journaling or just beginning, this class welcomes participants of all skill levels. Catie Michel will tailor her guidance to meet your unique needs and goals.