Nature journaling is an immersive experience where art and science come together and observations, thoughts, and emotions about the natural world can be both written and drawn. The practice of keeping a nature journal can help one become more connected with their surroundings by learning to notice patterns, rhythms and details about the outdoors. It teaches one to ask questions, see the world better, and sometimes, even get to know themselves better. Join Thomas Memorial Library and author/artist Rebekah Lowell for this Intro to Nature Journaling Workshop. Participants will learn what nature journaling is, how to design a page spread, what information to record, and how to draw textures of different natural objects so they can start sketching their observations. Materials and supplies will be provided but personal journals/art supplies can be used as well! All are welcome!
**This program will take place in person at the library.**
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Rebekah Lowell is an award-winning author/illustrator and surface pattern designer with a passion for the natural world. As a survivor of domestic abuse, she’s found comfort in creativity and time outside. Her debut novel in verse, The Road to After published by Nancy Paulsen Books in May 2022, offers a story of healing from trauma, and was a Junior Library Guild selection and recipient of the Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. Her debut picture book Catching Flight published by Doubleday Books for Young readers in March 2023, provides hope on the wings of birds. Her artwork has been featured on the Maine Duck Stamp five times and has been included in various shows around the country.
When not in her studio, you can find her outside—birding, gardening, nature journaling, rescuing birds for Avian Haven, and raising butterflies – often with her daughters, who she homeschools. Rebekah has a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Children’s Literature and Illustration from Hollins University. She lives with her family in her hometown of Biddeford, Maine. Rebekah is represented by Paige Terlip at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.