Introduction to Nature Journaling with Roseann Hanson

Introduction to Nature Journaling at the Texas Canyon Nature Preserve

with Instructor Roseann Hanson

Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

$75 non-members

$70 Members  (please call to register)

Day long workshop Includes:

Lunch

a copy of the workbook, Nature Journaling for a Wild Life-a $35 value, free passes to

Keeping a nature journal can both deepen our connections to the natural world and help us learn more about it. Neither science education nor art training is needed—we will develop the skills of a naturalist and a field sketch-artist along the way.
This workshop will introduce the tools and processes of keeping a nature journal with instructor Roseann Hanson, author of Nature Journaling for a Wild Life, Master of Field Arts, and the Southern Arizona Nature Almanac.
We will learn how to practice “intentional curiosity” as the core of nature journaling: to ask questions, to dig deeper into science, to focus our minds both intently and intentionally. The workshop will include:
• The nuts-and-bolts of journal-keeping (paper and ink types, archival systems, how to make entries that you can refer to later, laying out pages, prompts to jump-start observations, and tips on researching science questions sparked by your observations).
• Easy tips that enable anyone to get started sketching and painting. Roseann will help free you from your inner critic and start sketching and painting. Art in a nature journal is not only lovely to see, but an important component of your skillset because the very act of drawing and painting something from life involves incredibly intense observation. Your brain is wholly occupied by only that thing you are observing and drawing—it is a kind of meditation that results in new insights, deeper understanding, and discoveries.
• A short classroom session and, weather permitting, we will spend most of the time exploring the grounds and trails around Amerind and practicing our journaling skills. (Please wear suitable footwear and outdoor clothing.)
• A copy of the workbook, Nature Journaling for a Wild Life, which includes blank journal pages — a  $35 value. All you need is a pen or pencil and your curiosity about nature.
About the instructor: Roseann Hanson is a naturalist, artist, and explorer who has been keeping science-based nature and field notes journals for 40 years. She is one of the organizers of the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, and is the author of the popular books Nature Journaling for a Wild Life, and Master of Field Arts. She studied journalism and ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, and has worked in the American Southwest, Mexico, and East Africa as a conservationist, naturalist, and writer. She has authored a dozen natural history and outdoor books, including the Southern Arizona Nature Almanac with her husband Jonathan Hanson, and San Pedro River: A Discovery Guide, both of which include her nature journal data and art. She was the coordinator for the trans-disciplinary Art & Science Program at the 115-year-old Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, part of the University of Arizona College of Science. She teaches nature writing, nature journaling, and field notes for biologists. She was named a Fellow of both the Explorers Club in the U.S. and the Royal Geographical Society for her conservation and expedition work. You can find her on social media at https://www.facebook.com/roseannhansonexplore  or https://www.instagram.com/roseannhanson  and on the Hansons’ website: http://www.exploringoverland.com/fieldarts
Space is limited register early!
Members please call Maggie Ohnesorgen at 520-686-1336 or [email protected] to register/reserve your spot.
non-members may also call or register at Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/amerindnaturejournaling04202024

Exhibit Celebration and Artist Talk with Maria Arvayo

Exhibit Celebration and Artist Talk with Maria Arvayo

Saturday, January 27, 2024 1 – 2 pm, Artist Talk: 1:00 pm

Come and meet artist Maria Arvayo on Saturday, January 27th when we will celebrate her exhibit Inspired by Texas Canyon: The Art of Maria Arvayo, on display through September 2024. She will give a talk at 1:00 pm.

Maria Arvayo is a painter and a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe living in Tucson, Arizona, where she works and teaches painting. She works in a wide variety of media including watercolor, pastel, acrylic, oil and encaustic.

In 2020 she completed an artist in residency at the Amerind. During this time, she hiked the grounds and did a number of plein air paintings. Inspired by the landscape of southern Arizona, in this exhibit she shares her appreciation for the beauty that is abundant in the land and sky of Texas Canyon. Many of the works in this exhibit are from her time spent at the Amerind. Some of the works in this exhibit are from her time spent at the Amerind and many pieces are available for purchase, although they must remain at the Amerind through September 2024. For more information contact the Museum Store.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this talented artist and the inspiration of the Texas Canyon Nature Preserve!

This event is included with your membership or regular Museum admission.

Amerind Plein Air Workshop with Maria Arvayo

Amerind Plein Air Workshop with Maria Arvayo

Friday-Sunday, April 14-16, 2023

9:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00 pm-5:00 pm each day

Immerse yourself in art and the landscape of Texas Canyon during Amerind’s Plein Air Workshop with artist Maria Arvayo. During this workshop, participants will create two different scenes over three days, using the painting medium of their choice (oils, acrylic, watercolor, or pastel). Participants should have some experience with drawing and painting and are required to bring their own supplies. The workshop will begin at 9:00 am each day, breaking at 12:00 pm for lunch, and resuming at 2:00 pm.

Maria Arvayo is a painter and member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. She works and lives in Tucson and enjoys being outside creating images of the local southwestern landscape. Maria works in a variety of painting media including, oil, acrylic, encaustic, watercolor, and pastel. She has taught locally with different art organizations as well as privately.

Cost: $100 per member and $125 per non-member

Cost with three lunches included: $160 per member and $185 per non-member

Cost with meals and overnight accommodations: $385 per member and $410 per non-member (includes two nights stay at the Fulton House, two breakfasts, three lunches, and two dinners)

To reserve your space contact Maggie Ohnesorgen at 520-686-1336 or by email at [email protected]

The PLEIN Truth Exhibit Celebration

Coral Bean Boulders by Terri Gay

Sonoran Plein Air Painters Exhibit Celebration

The PLEIN Truth Exhibit Celebration

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 1:00 pm

Experience the Exhibit Now through October 31, 2022

Join Amerind and the Sonoran Plein Air Painters on Saturday, September 24 for “The Plein Truth” Exhibit Celebration. At 1:00 pm, artists Emely McConkey and Denyse Fenelon will provide a talk discussing the art and artists within the exhibit “The PLEIN Truth,” as well as share the triumphs and difficulties of plein air painting.

After the talk, explore The PLEIN Truth exhibit, which captures the challenges met by an array of artist members of the Sonoran Plein Air Painters based in southern Arizona. This group shares the joys and anguish of “chasing shadows,” shares techniques and ideas, and raises the skill levels of its members through group PaintOuts, workshops, demonstrations, and encouragement.

This event is included with regular Museum admission.

Plein Air Art Demonstration at Amerind with the Sonoran Plein Air Painters

Coral Bean Boulders by Terri Gay

Plein Air Art Demonstration at Amerind with the Sonoran Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Art Demonstration at Amerind with the Sonoran Plein Air Painters

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10:00 am

Talent and creativity will be in action at the Amerind Museum campus on Saturday, October 15. At 10:00 am join the Sonoran Plein Air Painters for a demonstration during a Paint Out. Watch artist Terri Gay as she soaks in the beauty of the Amerind Museum’s campus and explains her artistic process. After the demonstration, explore the Sonoran Plein Air Painters exhibit, “The PLEIN Truth,” on display in Amerind’s Art Gallery. Once the artists have finished their paintings, many will be included in a “wet paint sale,” in which you will be able to purchase the art created that morning.

Sonoran Plein Air Painters are a group of artists dedicated to plein air painting (the act of painting outdoors), inspired by the Sonoran Desert, friendship, learning, and sharing. The group is based in Tucson, holding regular paint outs, promoting education, and fellowship. Involved artists participate in various group shows throughout the year.