Nature Journaling Workshop

Hosted by Lesley Alexander

Have a look at the natural world around you - then look again - what do you see, hear, smell? Become more connected with the natural world around you by documenting your discoveries in words and pictures. A great pastime for all ages and no artistic ability needed! We will find natural objects around us and start a journal which you can continue with at home.


Under 12s to be accompanied by a participating adult.

Use supplies provided or bring your own. Also bring a chair or rug to sit on.


Join us for this EcoFest Event on:

Thursday 30 March or

Saturday 15 April


Cost: $20 Adult, $5 Child (5-12 years old)
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About tutor - Lesley Alexander

Lesley Alexander is a botanical and natural history artist and has been President of the Botanical Art Society New Zealand inc since 2019.

Lesley is intrigued by and love painting the intricate details of plants and natural objects she finds. It's often the overlooked, non perfect, often past their prime specimens that draw her in. Through careful observation, drawing and painting she has learnt so much about the natural world around her and hope that you, the viewer will be drawn in to appreciate its complexity and beauty. 

Watercolour is her medium of choice, as the transparent quality of watercolour allows her to add many glazes which not only bring a richness and depth of colour to her work, but a softness too when needed.