Session 2: Paper-Making, Natural Pigment, & Nature Journal Workshop (FREE)

Join park staff and rangers from both Elk Knob and Grandfather Mountain State Parks in this collaborative, multi-disciplinary workshop. Participants who attend will paint with natural pigments, bind their hand-made paper into journals with upcycled materials, learn about nature journaling, and take their hand-made journals out into the park for a journaling excursion!

Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting stained, or bring an apron!
Appropriate for ages 8 and up. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets, please.

Meet at the park interim office.

This session will include:

  1. Decorate the artisan recycled paper that we made in Session 1 with paints and dyes wildcrafted with natural pigments. If you did not attend Session 1, don’t worry- there will be plenty of hand-made, recycled paper for those only attending Session 2. Participants will be using various objects from nature to apply color with stamps and impressions
  2. Learn about environmental sustainability, resource conservation, and discuss key differences between upcycling and recycling
  3. Bind paper into booklets or journals using entirely upcycled materials
  4. Explore ways of observing and relating to nature through journaling, note-taking, drawing, poetry, and other art forms
  5. Go for a short hike and nature journaling activity. Witness your love of nature come full circle through expressive art; write or draw in the journal you made and/or decorated using sustainable, recycled, and upcycled materials!

Workshop and all materials are provided free of charge, but space is limited! Please RSVP by e-mailing grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov, or calling 828-963-9522 to reserve your spot.

Date of Event:
Fri, 08/09/2019 – 11:00am to 3:00pm
Start Location:
9872 Hwy 105 South, Suite 6, Banner Elk, NC 28604


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