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Nature Drawing, Journaling Workshop Set at Hagerman NWR

Friends of Hagerman NWR
Friends of Hagerman NWR Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to instill reverence, respect and conservation of our wild creatures and habitats through supporting environmental education, recreational activities, and programs of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Nature Drawing and Journaling Workshop

with Walt Davis

Saturday, March 28, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm,

at Hagerman NWR

Walt Davis is a signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. Davis has taught Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce. He has conducted demonstrations and workshops throughout Texas
His work is carried by the Davis and Blevins Gallery in St. Jo, Texas, and his paintings hang in private collections in several states as well as in a number of cities in Texas. Davis created the dust jacket art and sixteen pencil drawings for the book he and his wife Isabel wrote, Exploring the Edges of Texas. He is a past director of The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum and was curator of exhibits for the Dallas Museum of Natural History for fifteen years

For those who have attended previously, we will be doing things a little differently at this March workshop. Note! New participants are welcome! Walt has asked each participant to rank order these choices for the workshop topic:
____ Dissect and draw the parts of a flower

____ How to draw birds

____ How to make a printable esthetically pleasing journal page

____ How to make standardized diagrams of birds, insects, flowers etc. on which to make notes for later identification

____ The anatomy of insects

Please vote by marking your choices, 1 through 5, and sending to us at as an email attachment when you register.

The session on March 24 will include an indoor period, 10 am-Noon, and outdoor sketching, weather permitting, 1 – 3 pm. Bring art supplies and a brown bag lunch. Refrigerator and microwave available. Water, coffee, and cookies will be provided.

Walt has asked us to tell you that he is recommending "Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling" – “the best book yet by far on the subject”. (By John Muir Laws)

This workshop will be limited to 20 participants, first come, first served. the workshop will be advertised to the public list starting Feb. 1. The registration fee is $35.00. There will be a cancellation policy in effect for this workshop; to receive a refund, you would need to cancel by March 19. You may register online (see sidebar on our webpage,, or by snail mail. If you prefer to register by snail mail, add your name, address, phone and email contact info to this form, enclose your check and send to FOH Workshop, Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman, TX 75092.  The supply list is on the website along with the registration info.

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