Nature Journaling Class -

Though my first love is sharing information here at Scratchmade Journal, I occasionally have the privilege of teaching classes, workshops, and more. Classes and workshops can be tailored for nearly all ages and skill levels. If you’re interested in planning an event, I'd love to talk with you so please contact me. You can learn more about me here, and see below for information on past workshops along with participants’ testimonials.

Past Workshops

I'm a seasoned educator and have been honored to lead classes and workshops on various topics for all ages.

  • Watercolor (various)

  • Beginning an Art Journal

  • Hand Lettering 101

  • The Art of Birding

  • Illustrative Garden Journaling

  • Celebrating Scripture with Art

  • Incorporating & Encouraging the Gentle Art of Nature Study (for educators)

  • Field Biology (high school level)

  • Mycology: Identifying, Studying, & Sketching Mushrooms

  • Dendrology: Identifying & Sketching Trees

  • Field Notebooking

  • And more!

Online Classes

I had plans to launch online classes in 2019, but due to personal circumstances, I’ve had to halt that project for now. However, I offer plenty of online resources. You can always find valuable tutorials and more at my blog and at my YouTube channel. You can also learn more on specific subjects here.


"I found Tonya's class very informative and helpful. As an overwhelmed beginner, it was most instructive. Tonya is very encouraging and inspiring, and I would be very interested in more of these sessions." G. Buchanan

"Tonya has an amazing wealth of knowledge about watercolors, related products, and art journaling. But none of that is as important as her ability to convey that information in a wonderfully understandable way to her students and readers. Her thoughtful guidance has been more helpful to me than any other source I've found." M. Sabin

"Tonya's information on pigment, supplies, paper, and overall knowledge of watercolor opened up a new world to me. Things I never understood started to make sense. Tonya's instruction is very helpful because it is down to earth, and she covers every angle of any issue. I am impressed by the way she makes sketching and journaling accessible and possible for anybody." A. Koehn

"I've dabbled in acrylic painting, but watercolor has always intimidated me. Tonya changed all that. She is so passionate about watercolor that her enthusiasm exudes and encourages even the apprehensive. I would highly recommend her classes to anyone." J. Hamil-Green

“I had absolutely no art experience before Tonya’s nature journaling class, but her explanations and tips on how to see and study things in nature now has me taking a sketchbook on my daily walks, and I’m enjoying it! Thanks to Tonya’s instruction, I feel like my eyes have been opened to the wonderful details in nature that I never noticed before.” M. Hyatt