Nature Art Journaling

2pm - 4pm

  • Venue Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Price £65 / £50
  • Event type Creative Courses
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Get journaling and explore a wide range of techniques and mediums with plenty of nature inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.

Over five weeks, you will learn how to create your own journal using a book binding method, and explore a multitude of different ways to fill your journal. You will learn a variety of mark-making and printmaking techniques, and explore collage and assemblage to adorn your journal.

Throughout the course, tutor Elizabeth will use examples, close-up practical demonstrations and regular instruction, plus 1:1 verbal feedback to support all participants with their individual work.

Week 1

What is journaling and how do we do it?

Learn the fundamentals of journaling and explore how to create your own journal using a binding technique.

Week 2

Exploring nature patterns through observational drawing. How to create a repeating pattern from a still life drawing using a viewfinder.

Week 3

Learn multiple ways to use versatile Gelli printing pads, printing from natural materials, laser copies, and mark-making techniques with a gelli pad.

Week 4

Create relief prints with styrofoam, then spend time creating a journal cover using a range of natural and found materials.

Week 5

Explore type and text, and evaluate techniques used in the course. In this final week, investigate a range of different ways to add titles and text to your journal and use any extra time to further explore any chosen technique from the course and bind your final journal.

Tutor Elizabeth Dyer is a multidisciplinary artist and arts facilitator with over 10 years’ experience working with all ages and abilities in the UK and around the world. She has exhibited work in The Mall Galleries, The Royal Academy Summer Show and Derby Museum & Art Gallery, amongst others. She has a BA in Graphic Design, MA in Fine Art, a PGCE and TEFL. Elizabeth has passion for biodiversity and environmental concerns, and is director and lead artist of arts and climate action organisation Insecta Collective CIC. She loves creating work in and facilitating a wide range of disciplines, but has a particular passion for printmaking.

All materials will be provided.

This five week course will run on Monday afternoons, 2-4pm, starting on Monday 3 June and ending on Monday 1 July 2024.

Participants must be aged 18+.

Further Information:

We aim to make all our sessions as accessible as possible and carers/PAs are very welcome – just remember to book their free place when you book your session. If you'd like to talk to us in advance of booking or attending your sessions to discuss your access needs, our Box Office team is here to help! Email, pop in or call 0116 252 2455, open 7 days a week.

We have four blue badge parking spaces outside Attenborough Arts Centre, plus double yellow line roadside parking very close to the building for blue badge holders for up to three hours if our parking spaces are occupied.

Free parking for all customers is available after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in the University of Leicester car park next door to Attenborough Arts Centre on Lancaster Road. The closest public car park for parking at all other times is Victoria Park, 5-10 minutes walk from us.

Please ensure that you agree to our updated Terms & Conditions before booking as courses/workshops are non-refundable in some circumstances.