The Nature Nook

A Monthly Membership for Nature Journalers

Christine's Nature Nook

A Monthly Membership for Aspiring Nature Sketchers and Journalers

This membership program is designed to help you develop a regular nature sketching and journaling practice by providing ongoing inspiration and creative prompts through video tutorials and printable guides.

My motto is “Drawing to Learn While Learning to Draw,” so in this program you’ll learn as much about the anatomy and biology of the flora and fauna we draw as you do about art tools and techniques.

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Exclusively Designed For:

- Nature Lovers

- Outdoor Educators

- Homeschooling Families

What's Included


See the current curriculum listed farther down this page!

  • A library of foundational drawing, painting, and journaling tips and tutorials.
  • Wildlife coloring pages for kids.
  • Three bundled courses on basic concepts in sketching and painting that are perfect for beginners.


  • You'll receive weekly tips and short video tutorials to keep you motivated and inspired.


  • Seasonal topics on fun art tools and drawing /painting techniques.
  • In-depth tutorials on drawing intriguing flora and fauna like flowering plants, insects, fish, amphibians, birds and mammals.

Student Testimonial

"Christine helped me to become more confident and excited about drawing. As a big-picture ecologist, I’ve thoroughly loved getting back into the habit of slowing down and focusing on the smaller details. I feel like I’ve become a better artist AND a better biologist! Plus Christine’s videos are very approachable, educational, and fun"

-Nicole Weprin, online student

“Christine’s classes are like the Rosetta Stone of drawing – you learn so easily and naturally, you don’t realize you are learning a new language.”

- Christy Wampler, online and live workshops student

“If you want to expand your experience connecting with nature, Christine's classes are the way to go! Christine just makes the world come alive as she helps you to focus and SEE the details of what you are looking at!”

- Wendy Thompson, online and live workshops student

Course Curriculum

Available in days
days after you enroll

Courses Included with Purchase

Stick Figures to Songbirds in Just 60 Minutes
A Six Step Process for Sketching Success
Christine Elder
Discover Nature Sketching
Inspiration and Tips for Sketching Outdoors
1 Course Bundle
Welcome to Watercolors
Learn the Foundations of Painting with Watercolors
1 Course Bundle

Original Price: $125

Your Instructor

Christine Elder
Christine Elder

I’ve been drawing and painting nature all my life and love sharing the joy I experience when I’m in the field with students.

As a former classroom teacher, I know how to lead students in a logical, step by step progression, giving them the knowledge to proceed with skill and confidence.

My advanced degrees in both biology and scientific illustration inform my work and teaching style.

I travel regularly, sketching the flora and fauna I encounter and teaching workshops to both adults and youth in such diverse places as Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, and the United States.

I make my home in central Oregon, on the eastern slope of the volcanic Cascades mountain range, where the pine forests meet the sage steppe.

When not teaching, I enjoy hiking, bird watching and horseback riding.

Questions? Feel free to contact me via email at: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The membership starts as soon as you join and lasts as long as you pay your monthly subscription fee.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access each month that you pay for the subscription. Once you cancel your subscription you will no longer have access to the content.
What if I am unhappy with this program?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us anytime and we will cancel your membership (though we'll be sad to see you go!).

Student Testimonials

"Christine's instructions are so clear and easy to follow" - Mary Ann

"I appreciate your lessons extremely, they are so simple and so profound at the same time. I'm learning a lot and looking forward to the next lesson in my inbox!" - Elizabeth

"Thanks so much!. I live in a rural area without any classes nearby so I really appreciate these lessons." - Joelle

"I love your sketching lessons and charming presentations" - Joan

“I think Christine is delightful, talented, energetic and I find her content valuable” - Susan

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