Create beautiful art without practicing.
Step-by-step printed and video instructional lessons are provided to help you to start painting. The simple watercolor and ink sketching method taught in the lessons makes it easy to color mix accurately and is forgiving of mistakes.
No drawing experience needed! Just transfer the provided image by tracing it onto the watercolor paper, filling it with a few watercolor layers and finalizing it with ink lines. Guided by easy-to-follow instructions created and taught by award-winning Freelance Science Illustrator, Stephanie Rozzo.GET STARTED
Mission: Enrich people’s lives through art, nature and environmental responsibility.
Most art classes only address how to create art. Nature Sketch Crate not only helps you to start painting, it also helps you reconnect with nature by teaching you more about it. The step-by-step lessons require you to think about an animal and plant’s behavior and anatomy. This is encouraged by the “About me” pages included in the lessons that provide information in a simple and approachable way. In addition, you are asked to apply the step-by-step lesson by going out into nature and sketching. A printed guide with some advice on how to accomplish this as well as a simple video, modeling how it can be applied, is provided.
Nature Sketch Crate makes it easy for you to help yourself by painting and feel better about yourself by doing small things to help the environment. There are so many problems with the environment. It can be overwhelming to do anything about it because the problems can seem too big to even start. This feeling itself can create a sense of hopelessness and depression. In the crate, you will find a list of very simple actions you can take to help the environment directly related to the subject you are learning to paint. For example, in the first month of the crate, due to be mailed out in July, you will learn to paint a California Poppy and be encouraged to plant a native plant garden with a list of reasons why this helps the environment. The suggested actions aren’t meant to solve the problems but make it easier for you to start taking action and feel accomplishment by doing something.
Stephanie has a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Master’s Certificate in Science Illustration. In addition, Stephanie has hands on experience working with wild animals at zoos, aquariums and at rehabilitation centers. Stephanie applies her knowledge and research to create lessons for Nature Sketch Crate which feature one animal and one plant each month.GET STARTED