Naples Botanical Garden is happy to present free virtual nature journaling classes in 2023-2024! Supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County, this program is FREE and includes all necessary art supplies; however, we do have a class limit of 14 students per session. If you are interested, please register for one session as soon as possible by filling in the registration form below! To register for our session in Spanish click here
These 8-week sessions are designed for beginners to nature journaling. Classes focus on learning how to use watercolor pencils, a portable journal, and other materials supplied by the Garden, to observe and appreciate the nature around you. All class dates are held virtually through Google Meet, with optional in-person meet ups at Naples Botanical Garden scheduled throughout the session.
No previous art experience is necessary—all you need is an interest in developing a new skill and meet the following criteria:
Be age 55 or older
Be able to commit to attending all eight virtual classes during one session.
Be able to commit to showing your work in the culminating event.
Have a valid Google Email (Gmail) address.
Have access to a smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop with audio and video capabilities.
Please fill out the survey below and indicate which session you would like to attend. If none of the available session dates work with your schedule, select to be put on the wait list for future sessions. You will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of registration.
If you have questions or would like assistance creating a Google Email (Gmail account) please email email@example.com
*All classes are held virtually from 10-11:30am ET on their scheduled dates.*Fall Session 2023:
Winter Session 2024:
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Tuesday, February 14, 2024
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Spring Session 2024:
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
There are optional in-person meet ups with each class.