Get outside and enjoy the simple pleasures of nature sketching and observation. Rediscover the wonders of nature all around us that are often taken for granted.Topics will include; sketching and watercolor painting birds and animals, flowers and trees, landscapes, clouds and weather, and tips for designing journal pages and suggestions for observation. Learn how to use the basic artistic concepts of composition, shape, natural perspective, color and more. Each week the class will meet in a different location. NOTE: First class meets at the Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria Rd. NW. Suggested text: The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Laws. A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu.