Create a Summer Nature Journal

with Krista Anandakuttan


Saturday July 20, 10 am- 1 pm


Celebrate summer with your own nature journal! See a variety of examples and develop your own unique style. Create your own pages of studies and see how much more you notice the world around you. Part outdoor exploration, sketching and note-taking, Krista will introduce some of her favorite observation and field techniques. For all ages, beginner to experienced; children with an adult. 

The Sitting Room

2025 Curtis Drive

Penngrove, CA 94951

More details on Sitting Room website:


Birds – Art – Life – the Art and Science of Birds

Bird portraits, field trip, sketching from live raptors, 3D nest sculptures, bird call and evolution games- we had a great time!




Sonoma State University, EXCEL for Youth

SUMMER 2018, Session 1 – June 11-15, M-F

register here, at SSU extended education


Wild Coast Journaling

Meets at Bodega Head; this is an outdoor class

register through SRJC Community Ed SUMMER 2018. Materials: Your own choice of sketchbook/plain paper journal, a pencil & ball point pen (colored pencils/watercolors are optional). Ages 15 to adult, all levels welcome.



Science Art: Pen & Ink, focus on birds

Meets in Zoology Classroom, 1860 Baker Hall

Materials list includes Bristol smooth paper, India ink, nib and fine felt pen. Ages 15 to adult, all levels welcome!



References and Interesting Links

Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s interactive and video resources

Searchable database of plant, animal, + habitat photos

Searchable illustration directory: Medical Illustration Sourcebook

California Native Plant Society

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators is a citizen science program that monitors the coastal ecosystems of California

My recent article on science illustration is published here:

& Artists:

Scratchboard ink artist Trudy Nicholson

Artist Margaret Mee illustrates the Amazon Rainforest

Marine biological illustrator Ernst Haeckel, 19th century– click on the images for enlargements

Albrecht Durer, fine artist of the 16th century– click on the images for enlargements

Maria Sibylla Merian, 17th century, insect metamorphoses

daVinci journals

Environmental and Eco Art: Women Eco Artists Dialog