Nature journaling with a difference

Explore the beauty of nature through a variety of prompts, mixed media techniques and fun exercises in this 1.5 hour workshop with acclaimed, local children's author Penny Harrison.


Capture the colour, pattern and texture of the world around you in Nature Journaling with a Difference. Explore the beauty of nature through a variety of prompts, mixed media techniques and fun exercises.

This is not traditional nature journaling.
It’s about making mess, thinking outside the box and connecting with nature.
  • Mixed media backgrounds & naturescapes
  • Capturing texture and pattern
  • Colours of nature
  • Stencils, stamps and brushes in nature
  • Pressed flowers and foliage display
  • Creative notes for your nature journal
  • Finger painting landscapes and dripscapes
  • Mapping your garden
  • Playing with shadows, clouds and creepy crawlies
Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.


About the tutor

Penny Harrison is a children's author, book reviewer and lifestyle  journalist. Her latest book is called The Little Coven, which is about spells and friendship and nature.
A professional writer for more than 20 years, she has contributed to a variety of leading magazines, newspapers, guides and books, writing about everything from raising toddlers to raising chickens.
Penny grew up on a farm in central-western NSW and spent her days exploring the bush with her four brothers and sisters.
Nowadays, she lives in a rambling old garden on the edge of the Yarra Valley with her husband, two children and an ever-growing collection of books, plants and pets. 

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  • Wednesday, 21 September 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 28 September 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


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