Join us March 5 through March 6 from 8am – 5pm in Kapnick Hall, or through our virtual exhibit space below, for an exhibit showcasing artwork created by artists in Naples Botanical Garden’s creative aging program, Virtual Nature Journaling: Botany Through Art. Members enjoy the perk of early admission from 8am – 9am.
This event is included with general admission, but timed-entry tickets must be reserved in advance.
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Please note that masks will be required in Kapnick Hall.
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 United States from Florida all the way to California.
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.
Can’t attend in person? Attend the exhibit virtually!
Inspired to begin your own nature journal, but don’t know where to start? Register for our free nature journaling program while spaces are available. Participants must be 55+, have a valid Google email (Gmail) account, and be willing to commit to an 8-week course. Note: This class is now at capacity.
Special Thanks to:
Aroha Philanthropies Seeding Vitality Arts Initiative