with Hannah Hinchman and Bruce Thompson
Join two popular naturalist educators Hannah Hinchman and Bruce Thompson for a unique integration of observation, personal reflection, and field interpretation: the nature of art and science.
To be fully present in the natural world, we must be alert and inquisitive—receptive to the small signs and subtle clues around us. A field journal is an ideal way to record moments of discovery, as well as a quiet way of simply being present outdoors. In this workshop, artist/writer Hannah Hinchman and naturalist/educator Bruce Thompson join in exploring the richness of our mountain habitats, opening windows to nature’s many secrets and learning to personalize these experiences through journal entries, both drawn and written.
1) Develop techniques and translate encounters with the natural world onto the pages of a field journal using both words and images as records of discovery and immersion.
2) Experience the subtle workings of nature and natural habitats through quiet pursuit, observation and guided interpretation.
3) Learn and better understand key ecological processes incorporating maps, words, diagrams, and a variety of drawing techniques to capture the essence of interdependence, change, diversity, and adaptation.
4) Connect natural processes to “immeasurable phenomena” such as light on water or shape-changing clouds and capture these designs through personal experiences and journaling.
Your stay at the North Cascades Basecamp includes meals served with farm-fresh eggs and sustainably grown fruit, veggies and grains from our local farmers and our own garden whenever possible. Other amenities at the Basecamp include 21 acres of protected cedar forest, cottonwood galleries, and beaver ponds to the banks of the Methow River, Audubon certified year-round birding loop trails (site No.40), inspiring local artwork, quiet lounging area with wood stove and library, outdoor campfire pit, quiet reading nooks and sunrooms, outdoor hot tub and WiFi Internet access.
Artist, writer and naturalist Hannah Hinchman has been teaching field journal workshops across the country for 25 years. Her books are used as texts in several environmental studies programs. Author of: A Life in Hand: Creating the Illuminated Journal, A Trail Through Leaves: the Journal as a Path to Place Little Things in a Big Country: an Artist and her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front.
Bruce Thompson MST, has worked as a natural science education specialist throughout the Intermountain West for nearly 30 years. His work has included field and indoor programs for youth and adult, educator workshops, program design and curriculum development, and education research. Past Director of Education for Teton Science School in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Bruce has also written science curriculum with Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), and is author of the Roberts Rinehart publication, Looking at the Wolf.
cost: $330 registration for shared room lodging ($355 private room), 6 meals, course instruction, handouts, and field trips. $230 locals rate (space limited) includes Sat dinner, no lodging.
registration info: 509-996-2334; email@example.com. Limited to 15 participants; novices to experienced artists welcome.