Teens in the Park
With the weather turning towards spring and summer, some of our instructors have been taking students outdoors to sketch and paint. Last week Charlene Collins Freeman took her teen students to Bothell Landing Park, a great park about one mile from Cloud 9 Art School.
Charlene is sharing her love for nature journaling with her teen students: nature journaling is a path into the exploration of the natural world around us. Sketching is a way to develop a personal connection with our world.
To keep a nature sketchbook, all we need are some art supplies and to ask ourselves “What is happening outdoors, this particular season, day, time of day, and in this particular place?”
Here are a few photos from their evening at the park. Despite the challenges of finding comfortable seating, figuring out what to sketch in a park full of beautiful sketch worthy moments, and so many distractions, the students all want to head out again next week. Weather permitting, they will be sketching nature outdoors again next week.
As one teen discovered… “this is so relaxing.” Yes, yes it is.