Nature Journaling Workshop

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. Please note this is an outdoor event. Please bring along: - Notebook or journal - A5 size is ideal, plain paper or plain paper and clipboard - HB Pencil - Selection of pens, crayons, watercolours etc Other useful things may be a magnifying glass, plastic ruler, a chair or a rug to sit on.


Please note that this event takes place on Auckland Council Reserves and therefore a Vaccine Pass is required. 

*More info on host below booking button.


Cost: $20 Adult, $5 Child (5-12 years old)
Nature journalling
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.