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Nature Journaling Workshop - Braeside Park

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Event Description

This nature-based wellbeing session is an introduction to nature journaling, including pencil or watercolour paints. Held at beautiful Braeside Park under large eucalypts and on grassy spaces.

What happens during our session?

This two-hour session is an introduction to nature journaling. The session is tailored for beginners with all supplies provided. No need to be an artist or scientist. Kathleen will provide warm-up exercises, examples and templates to draw on, and suggestions so you can create your own nature journal pages. All levels of experience are welcome, and feel free to bring any art supplies you prefer. You are welcome just as you are.

We start with a guided sensory exploration of nature, and then turn to capturing some of nature’s treasures on the page. At the end of this session, you will have created two nature journal pages, learnt specific skills to capture your time in nature on the page and different ways of setting up your journal page. You will take home the nature journal pages you create, plus specific skills and ideas to try at home.

Who is this session for?

This session is for you if you are interested in nature journaling, or in ways of being more mindful in your day, or wanting to explore a nature immersive experience. At the end of the session, you can expect to feel more connected to nature and yourself, feel more creative and to have some introductory skills to explore different ways of nature journaling. You will take home the nature journal page from the session.

All materials are supplied, and no experience is necessary. Even if you think you are not artistic or creative, this session is for you and you are very welcome. For those who have some art supplies, please feel free to bring them along (carrying them during the gentle walk).

This event will have a maximum of 8 participants, aged 15 years and over. Those under 18 to be accompanied by someone over 18.


The session is held outdoors, with an indoor backup. The gravel path is mainly flat suiting all fitness levels, including those using wheelie frames or assisted in wheelchairs. Journaling may require sitting on the ground or available chairs. Please get in touch with any queries about the accessibility so we can ensure you fully enjoy the session.

What to wear and bring

  • Wear comfortable clothing, appropriate for the weather and for being outdoors in nature. We sit for walk slowly so an extra layer to stay warm may be needed. Comfortable pants, layers work best, and perhaps a rainproof outer layer or umbrella, as we continue in light rain. We recommend that you wear a sunhat as we can still get burnt on glary, overcast days.
  • Participants should be able to walk at a slow pace over various terrain and sit on the ground for short periods. We recommend wearing closed, sturdy shoes.
  • Carry a small day pack and bring water, snacks and personal medications.
  • Bring any preferred art supplies – paper, pencils, watercolours. But all supplies provided.
  • Bring your curiosity, open mind and heart.

About your guide

Kathleen has been capturing elements of nature on the page for over 5 years mainly using watercolours and pencil, and dabbling in acrylic, pens and inks. She has studied nature connection, the benefits of spending time in nature for adults and children, earning a PhD in Environmental Psychology, is a certified and accredited Nature and Forest Therapy Guide and Parks Victoria Licensed Tour Operator.

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. Exact meeting point will be provided shortly after booking.

For our full Terms and Conditions, or for more details, see our Useful Information and FAQs on our website or get in touch with Kathleen (email -

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