Giving Thanks

Art Journaling for connection and honor for the Earth

Take a walk with me to reflect on nature and explore the idea of reciprocity in your journal. Make a gift to give back to the Earth. Inspired by the book, Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer, we can take a queue from indigenous people who knew how to honor the natural world. Use materials and items you likely have in your house to praise and give thanks to all of life that sustains us.


Your Instructor


Heather Neilson
Heather Neilson

Heather has been teaching art for over seven years. Her goal is to help students develop and grow from a place of curiosity and love. Her approach is encouraging and positive. She teaches art journaling, abstract painting, collage and mixed media. Heather attended classes at the New York Art Students League and studied with several master artists. She received her B.A. in Communications from Rutgers University. She is a certified GOLDEN Arts Educator and teaches art workshops to adults and teens in her studio, online and throughout the region.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What materials will I need for this course?
An art journal or paper, scrap paper, spices or inks, small brushes, pens or pencils, glue, thread, needle, scissors, found material from nature. There is a lot of room for improvisation. The goal is to use what you likely have around the house and make minimal waste.

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