For many of us, our first attraction to nature arose from a good feeling of perceiving beauty in flowers, waves, the sky. Bird song.
This good feeling—of biophilia—is key to environmental philosophy because it inspires a yearning to perceive, and understand, nature more deeply.
Biophilia is also a key element of environmental conservation, because it inspires love of nature; humans value beauty, and the most beautiful places are loved, and get cared for.
For these reasons, we offer Drawing on Nature: a class fully devoted to nurturing biophilia and the skills of transporting nature’s beauty to the sketchbook with pencils and paints, and with sculptures of clay. It features hikes and plein aire activities tracking and capturing nature’s glorious transformations through the seasons.