Sketching Holidays

Do you love to travel? Have you always wanted to keep a nature sketching journal when traveling but didn’t know where to start?

woman birdingJoin one of my Birds & Blossoms Nature Sketching Holidays, run through the nature tour company, Paradise Birding. We visit stunning locations chosen for their natural beauty and tranquility. You’ll enjoy practicing sketching the plants and wildlife of the regions during our daily workshops and hikes.

Trips are all-inclusive, with a portion of our proceeds going to support wildlife conservation projects in the places we visit.

Upcoming Birds & Blossoms Nature Sketching Holidays

Honduras Sketching Holiday  (2019 dates to be announced soon)

Pacific Mexico Sketching Holiday  (2018 dates to be announced soon)

Student Testimonials

“I want to say again how wonderful our trip was to Honduras. I loved everything about it. There are so many nice memories, and it was lots of fun trying to sketch plants and animals, and great food, and a really lovely place to stay. Esdras was fab, and so were you. Thanks again for a great trip”
—Kris F. from Oregon

“Thank you for a wonderful trip and an excellent introduction to nature sketching! I had a fantastic time and am leaving Honduras inspired and looking forward to future travels with you!”
—Veronica B. from California

Sign-up Bonus!

As a boMy-online-nature-sketching-course-covernus for signing up for a Birds & Blossoms Nature Sketching Retreat, you’ll also get my flagship program, Introduction to Nature Sketching, an online, self-paced course with guides and video tutorials on sketching tools and techniques and training in the fundamentals of sketching birds and plants. This program will enable sketchers of any skill level to feel confident and ready to hit the ground running when they arrive at the retreat.You’ll get access to this course as soon as you sign up. A $125 value, yours for free when you join us on a sketching holiday!

You’ll also get a field sketching kit like the one I use; complete with pencils, pen, brush, watercolors, journal, and sturdy recycled carrying bag.


“Christine is so genuine – in her love of nature and desire to teach others about its beauty. She warmly welcomes people into her nature-loving community. You won’t regret joining Christine!”
-Ian Fawley, Interpretive Ranger, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll enjoy on a
Birds & Blossoms Nature Sketching Holiday


Student Testimonials

“Christinered-billed-streamertails-cropped-web Elder has a refreshingly welcoming approach to teaching about birds through art that reflects her obvious passion for wildlife and conservation of our natural environment. Whether at her home in Oregon or visiting us deep in the tropics at the Vallarta Botanical Garden, she has a marvelous potential to connect people with birds in a rich and meaningful way”
– Neil Gerlowski, Executive Director, Vallarta Botanical Garden

Free sketching resources to get you started

I’ve created these short & sweet ebooks to help get you inspired about nature sketching. Feel free to download them.

Getting Started With Nature Sketching 

Getting Started with Nature Journaling 

Quick Start Guide to Travel Journaling