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The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling Study Group

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All welcome to join a study group that will work through the John Muir Laws Nature Journaling Text over the next six months. Group will follow the course together and meet once a month to review and share their journaling experiences. Register for study group to receive zoom information and then follow links for supplies as needed.

PLEASE NOTE: Preregister for class FIRST.

We will then send an email with a discount code for savings on certain class materials and you may review and order any materials you might need for study group. 

Meeting Times: First Sunday of the Month at 1-3 pm, unless otherwise noted. 

October 2nd, 1pm

November 6th, 1pm

No meeting in December

January 8th, 1pm

February 5th, 1pm

March 5th, 1pm

April 2nd, 1pm

April 30th, 1pm

Participants will need the required text, journals, a tool kit (Haystack or Heney Ridge) or supplies from list gathered from your collection, watercolor paints, brushes, a colored pencil set and assemble a curiosity kit.

Those who have many of the supplies on hand from previous courses may review kits below as a checklst of suggested items.


Journals - 

Ideally one should have a white blank medium sized journal and a toned paper journal


TOOL KITS (follow link to purchase) (Items in the kits are also available to purchase individually) 

There are two kits available: The Haystack Tool Kit & the Heney Ridge Tool Kit.

The tool kits contain the Laws Sketch Book. You may find you might need another book at some point, but this will provide a good starting journal.

The Haystack Tool Kit includes the text, journal & basic tools
The Heney Ridge Tool Kit includes everything in the Haystack Kit plus additional items and a large Art ToolKit Organizer.

Haystack Tool Kit. $175 value SPECIAL $160 plus free freight


    Heney Ridge Tool Kit , $254 value SPECIAL $235 plus free freight

    All Items Listed Above in the Haystack Tool Kit, plus:

    Highly recommended, but not included in kits


    Fine or Ultra-fine Platinum Fountain Pen, choose color and style

    Colored Pencil Sets (Regular and/or Watercolor)


    Watercolor Paint Sets, choose one: 

    A double primary is recommended. Many choices here. For guidance contact Dotty at The Net Loft.  One plan would be to follow John Muir Laws 12 color pick for this study. 

    Here are some color suggestions for paint if you are interested in creating your own palette.    *John Muir Laws 12 color pick

    *Bloodstone Genuine

    *Buff Titanium

    *Burnt Sienna

    *Dioxazine Violet/Windsor Violet

    *Hansa Yellow Light

    *Indanthrone Blue

    *Neutral Tint

    *Pyroll Red

    *Permanent Orange

    *Perylene Green

    *Pthalo Blue (Red Shade)

    *Quinacridone Pink

    *Serpentine Genuine


    Other favorites from other sources

    Lemon Yellow

    Cadmium Yellow Light

    Cadmium Red Medium Hue

    Green Gold

    Sap Green

    Cerulean Blue, or Cerulean Blue Chromium


    French Ultramarine

    Pthalo Blue (green shade)

    Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet

    Quinacridone VIolet

    Winsor Violet

    Shadow Violet

    Quinacridone Gold

    Van Dyke Brown


    Assemble a Curiosity Kit, as suggested in the text:

    Other items needed