I’m excited to tell you about a free college course that I signed up to take! I think some of you, especially Charlotte Mason or creatively homeschooling parents, would love to take it as well – perhaps with your teens. The free course is called Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101 from the University of Newcastle in Australia. In the homeschooling world, I’d simply call it a college course for your nature journal. …Taken from university instructors.
What is in this nature journal course:
Here is the course schedule:
- Week 1: Introduction to the course
- Week 2: Observational Drawing
- Week 3: Field sketching and recording techniques
- Week 4: The structure of flowers and leaves
- Week 5: The structure of mammals and birds
- Week 6: Rendering (creating finished artworks)
Here’s the official introductory video:
How to enroll and participate in Nature Illustration 101:
The Nature Illustration 101 course begins April 3, 2018. There’s still plenty of time to register, but do it soon so you’ll be ready!
The course will go on for 6 weeks, and the time needed (“effort”) is 3-6 hours per week (all of them pleasant, I’m sure!)
You will not receive a credit for taking the free course, but you can purchase a “verified certificate” from EdX. I don’t know anything about what that really means, but you’ll see the option when you sign up. a tip: I’m not an affiliate of EdX, but wanted to tell you that I noticed eBates will give you 6.5% cash back – just thought I’d throw that out there, if you wanted to go the certificate way.