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Insects and Crawlies! Nature Journal Studio~ Monthly class at the Santa Cruz Museum

October 11, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Join Melinda to sketch insects and other crawlies for Nature Journal Studio.
Wed 10/11, 6:30-8pm, Live in person-
Register with Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History here:

We’ll explore the Museum collection of various insects and spiders. Learn tips on how to do observational drawings and some basic anatomy, noting your discoveries with sketches and words and colors!

Melinda makes is easy and fun to nature journal- even if you are new!


Nature journaling can help us view the natural world with new perspectives, learn about our surroundings, and see the extraordinary in the ordinary.

During monthly Nature Journal Studio sessions inside the Museum, Melinda Nakagawa will guide you through a topic as we practice skills in a group setting and share our learning with others. We will develop observation skills and awareness of nature, improve sketching skills, and practice strategies to bring the 3-dimensional world onto the page. Rather than an art class, nature journaling is about observation, curiosity, wonder, and honing these abilities.

Topic varies each month- you can check a few days before here.

What to to bring:

Bring your journal, pencil. pen, colors of choice, and your curiosity! There will be some materials available for use.

Who is this for?

For all levels- you do not have to have any prior experience.


***You must register through the Museum here:

*** $20 suggested Donation to Melinda and Spark in Nature here.


Melinda Nakagawa has been offering free sessions at Santa Cruz Museum since 2021. Your donations help offset her time and travel so she can bring nature journaling to you and the community.


October 11, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History