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Workshops & Classes

Nature & Art Journaling with Sedona Arts Center

Photo by Denise Vasquez Photography

Practice mindfulness, journaling, and art creation during this nature-immersed workshop at Grand Canyon.

  • Dates: May 31–June 1, 2024
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Length: 2 Days
  • Cost: $450

With instructors Julie Richard and Ed Buonvecchio!

  • Experience: All levels are welcome. No drawing, painting, writing, or journaling experience is necessary.
  • Medium: Watercolor, Drawing.
  • Registration: Each student must enroll individually.
  • Materials List: Click here for a list of required and suggested supplies.
  • **Location: Grand Canyon, AZ – South Rim

There is no better way to document your visit to the Grand Canyon than through art, photography, and journaling.

This two-day workshop will provide an overview and practice of basic illustration as well as the elements and practice of nature and art journaling. Participants will spend time in the classroom learning and practicing key concepts and ideas. We will then spend a significant amount of time outside exploring the rim of Grand Canyon, hiking and documenting our visit.

Participants must be able to walk at least two miles. We will not be exploring below the rim.

Nature and art journaling work propped against rocks 2017

Nature and art journaling 

Trip Highlights 

  • Dramatic and sweeping views from the South Rim at locations.
  • All levels are welcome. No drawing, painting, writing or journaling experience is necessary.
  • Learn the basics of art journaling.

Additional notes

Sedona Arts Center handles the registration for this collaborative class.


Family of 4 standing and smiling for photo on rock edge at Grand Canyon

The Zelkovic Family

“Our day with the Field Institute exceeded all our expectations and we came away with a great respect for the canyon and for the work of the Conservancy. It was such a wonderful experience from beginning to end and hope we can return in the not so distant future to participate in one of your multi-day programs.”

Family of 5 standing and smiling for photo on rock edge at Grand Canyon

The Jankowskis

“Our family’s experience was nothing short of amazing! Slim (our guide) provided a perspective we would have never been able to get on our own and we learned so much. Her passion for the canyon and what she does came through too, which made our time something we’ll never forget!”

Five hikers standing on forest cliff edge overlooking Grand Canyon 2017

Amy Waits

“The guides were awesome – so educational and patient!!! Encouraging & helpful in every way. Such an amazing first visit to the canyon – Life changing to have experienced the GC up close & personal… Thank you so much!”

Group of hikers standing and smiling in front of canyon from ground level at Grand Canyon

Joe Sweeney

“I've brought many school groups to the Field Institute and the quality of instruction provides them with an understanding of Indigenous cultures, diverse ecology, and geologic history. Students leave with a stronger sense of self-confidence, an intimate connection to nature, and memories that will last a lifetime.”

Field Institute guide educating group of hiker tourists seated on beach with water and canyon in background

Andy M.

“Top to bottom, the Field Institute exceeded all of my expectations .... they ensured we packed wisely for our trip and saved me from lugging around 5 lbs. of junk I didn't need. Overall, it's packed with value that I don't think commercial outfitters would provide and delivered a deeply rich experience.”