Monday, April 18, 2016

Create > Nature Journal Concentration Series

Create > Nature Journal Concentration Series






Goal:  Create a series of original visual statements based on your nature journal documents.


Concept:  Follow the prompts of each adventure.  Go outside to play, explore, document and be inspired.  After completing the initial outside adventure, make images and complete the writing activity.  Next, mindfully reflect on your experiences with gratitude.  Culminate each adventure by creating an original visual statement.  


Watch > Ben Saunders: Why bother leaving the house? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jBB5iibKy0
Studio Activities:


Adventure 1:
Hike on a trail…
Make a map of your route with photos…
Tell a journey story…
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Adventure 2:
Hug a big tree…
Document leaves…
Share a secret…
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Adventure 3:
Turn over a rock…
Document what you find…
Describe the smell of the earth…
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Adventure 4:
Find a seed pod…
Document patterns…
Make a prediction about the future…
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Adventure 5:
Walk barefoot…
Document your feet & what is under them…
Write from your feet’s vantage point…
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Adventure 6:
Chase a butterfly or look for bugs…
Make close-up photos of insects…
Pen a poem…
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Adventure 7:
Stare at the stars and moon…
Document the night sky…
Invent a myth…
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Adventure 8:
Find and follow an animal’s tracks…
Document the tracks…
Narrate an animal’s conversation…
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Adventure 9:
Watch a storm…
Expose the darker side of Mother Nature…
Confront your fears…
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Adventure 10:
Find a spider web…
Photograph a spider web…
Weave a captivating mystery…
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Adventure 11:
Imagine things in the clouds…
Capture wide open spaces…
Make up a fairy tale…
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Adventure 12:
Listen to a bird…
Photograph colors, patterns or birds…
Compose a song…
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