Nature Explorer’s Hike and Sketch
Grab your sketchbook and explore Olana’s woods, pond, and fields with Jean Mackay, author and illustrator of The Nature Explorer’s Sketchbook. We’ll try a variety of fun nature sketching activities while hiking Olana’s carriage roads. This program is geared for families with children aged 7+. Please bring a sketchbook, pencil or pen, and a small set of colored pencils.
Artist and educator Jean Mackay has been exploring and sketching nature for more than 25 years. Working in all kinds of settings, from tide pools to farm fields to her own backyard in Upstate New York, Jean’s artwork reflects a keen eye for detail and profound sense of wonder. She is the author/illustrator of The Nature Explorer’s Sketchbook, published in 2020. Jean offers online classes through the Winslow Arts Center in Bainbridge, WA, and in-person workshops at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine and by request. Discover the ordinary, yet extraordinary things that she encounters close to home and farther afield on her blog, Drawn In; www.jeanmackayart.com