- (Optional) Other useful tools like a ruler or a divider from a school geometry box set
- Colouring material of your choice, such as coloring pencils, watercolor painting set, sketch pens
- Notebook with unruled paper, size of your choice
Description: An introduction to the practice of nature journaling, with a focus on botanical illustration.
Nature journaling is the practice of drawing and writing in response to observations of nature. Discover new ways to connect with the outdoors, increase your mindfulness, your capacity to observe and appreciate and while you're at it, improve your artistic skills!
About Echoes of Earth:
Echoes of Earth continues to be India's greenest music festival. Nestled among lush greenery, the festival presents a stellar line-up featuring over 40 International and Indian musicians performing on four uniquely designed stages, celebrating one Earth. This is a festival that assembles people from all walks of life and unites them with a celebration of great music, art and culture, while upholding the leave no trace policy, entailing a deep commitment to the sustenance and preservation of the Earth.
As part of our theme "The Sanctuary", Echoes aims to create awareness about the endangered species through a series of workshops, panel discussions, and campus activations. These workshops will be conducted to raise sensitivity towards the environment and our ecosystems while bringing people close to nature and encouraging them to find connections with their own city's natural heritage.
About Nirupa Rao:
Nirupa Rao is a botanical illustrator based in Bangalore, India. Her illustrations are inspired by regular field visits into the wild and are informed by close collaboration with natural scientists to achieve accuracy.
In 2017 she was named and received a grant to create a children's book, which will be published on October 2019. In 2018, she published Pillars of Life, a debut project on native trees of the Western Ghats, in collaboration with naturalists Divya Mudappa and TR Shankar Raman of the Nature Conservation Foundation.
She has been published in Harpers Bazaar India, and named in their list of Indian Women to be Proud of; Chickpea USA; Medicor, a publication of the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
She was also named an INK Fellow for the year 2018. In 2019, she was named one to 'watch out for' in Forbes India's annual 30 Under 30 issue, and attended the Plant Humanities Summer Program at Harvard University's Dumbarton Oaks Research Centre.
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