Let’s get together for informal nature ramblings in which we can explore the beauty of nature through the medium of sketching and journaling in the mountains, meadows, forests and high desert around Bend. This is also a great bonding activity for nature-loving kids and their parents. As John Muir said so eloquently "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike."

I envision us meeting weekly to monthly - outdoors at local natural areas, and at public spaces such as the High Desert Museum, Sunriver Nature Center, etc, and indoors during inclement weather and the winter time for potlucks, journal sharing, and technique workshops. We could even arrange camping trips and more far flung ventures to places such as the Painted Hills, Malheur Basin, or the Wallowas Mountains.

Perhaps after a while, we might even schedule our own art show to showcase our work.  The sky's the limit and I welcome your ideas!

All skills levels are welcome and encouraged to join. It is my philosophy that the goal is to gain understanding and appreciation for the natural world through the act of documenting what you see and not just to draw a pretty picture!

Suggested materials for bringing to our Meetups include a sketchbook and a pencil. If you'd like to see a long list of ALL my favorite drawing materials I use see the file I uploaded under the More tab in the navigation bar.

Join us and be the first to know when new Meetups are scheduled
Log in with Facebook to find out
By creating a Meetup account, you agree to the Terms of Service

What's new

 

Your organizer's refund policy for Bend Nature Sketchers & Journalers

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Founded Apr 11, 2014

This Meetup is community funded

$1.50/month

Member dues are used to:
  • Cover Meetup costs
  • Help compensate organizers
  • Provide supplies or equipment

30 day free trial

No credit card required

After the trial you must pay dues to continue attending Meetups.

Cancel dues at any time.

Dues are billed each month.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy