EventsDrawing Botany Home: Nature Journaling

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Drawing Botany Home: Nature Journaling

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mount Pleasant Branch


Join artist, author and botanist Lyn Baldwin for a special hands-on workshop celebrating the release of her illustrated book, Drawing Botany Home: A Rooted Life. Participants will use a series of drawing and writing exercises to create a visually captivating page-spread as a first step in exploring how the practice of nature journaling can help weave a reciprocal relationship between people and place.

This workshop is open to novice and veteran artists, naturalists and curious newcomers alike. No previous expertise needed and beginners are welcome! Drawing and watercolour kits available for use during the workshop

In a world made precarious by human mobility, all of us can learn from those who root in place. In her beautifully illustrated memoir Drawing Botany Home: A Rooted Life, Lyn Baldwin explores the outward beauty and quiet inner complexity of the plants that surround us, while meditating on human and scientific ambition.

Lyn Baldwin is an award-winning teacher and plant conservation biologist who uses art and science to help mitigate society’s extinction of experience with the botanical world. From her home in the sagebrush steppe and coniferous forest of the South Thompson Valley, Lyn teaches botany at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. For more than two decades, she has worked to cultivate care between the people and plants of place by sharing the stories she discovers, in her illustrated field journal; in art galleries and science museums; and in the pages of publications such as The Goose, Camas, Hamilton Arts and Letters, The Fourth River, Terrain, and The Journal of Natural History Education and Experience.

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