The following list is our best attempt at recreating a workshop on nature journaling given by John Muir Laws in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 2018. He spent the first two hours of the workshop talking about the brain and nature journaling. So far we haven’t found an online resource that captures this information. Hopefully it will be available in the future.
- How to Teach Nature Journaling (video)
- How to give children feedback:
- 3 Easy Nature Journaling Activities for Beginners
- 5 Keys to Better Drawing (video)
- Why I love the non-photo blue pencil (text)
This list comes directly from the nature journaling workshop given by John Muir Laws in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 2018.
#1 Recommendation (and it’s FREE!)
- Opening the World Through Nature Journaling (Nature Journaling Curriculum, second edition) — Free download
- Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards
- Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv
- The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling – A beautiful book that balances instruction on nature drawing with nature journaling. This is not a book you give your seven year old to work through alone, rather it is a wonderful reference for parents and older students.
- The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds
- The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking, by Mike Rohde