Join us May 28 through May 29 from 9am – 5pm in the Pastore House in the Kapnick Caribbean Garden, or through our virtual exhibit space below, for an exhibition showcasing artwork created by artists in Naples Botanical Garden’s creative aging program, Virtual Nature Journaling: Botany Through Art. This 8-week workshop series, led by local artist Elizabeth Smith, facilitates students’ exploration of nature and self through nature journals. The virtual platform of these classes brought participants together across the country.
Creative aging programs provide older adults with a renewed sense of purpose, improved wellbeing, connection with others, and joy. They do this by inspiring older adults to learn, make and share the arts in an environment that sparks creativity, fosters friendships, and builds community.
Students in this program explore how to express themselves by creating a nature journal using watercolor pencils. Nature journaling weaves together multiple disciplines like language arts, science, and history into the creative process. The classes encourage participants to practice observation in order to form deeper connections with the nature around them. You can see these observations and connections through their artwork, artist statements, and images of their nature journals on display in this exhibition.
Book Your Tickets
This exhibit is included with general admission. For your safety, please wear a mask in the Pastore House if you are not vaccinated.
Can’t attend in person? Attend the exhibit virtually!
Inspired to begin your own nature journal, but don’t know where to start? Sign up for a space in our next available free nature journaling program. Participants must be 55+, have a valid Google email (Gmail) account, and be willing to commit to an 8-week course.
Special Thanks to:
Aroha Philanthropies Seeding Vitality Arts Initiative