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Easter Family Fun Nature Workshop


Turning Green or waking up?

What happens in nature in Spring? What’s turning green or growing flowers? Who’s building nests and who just woke up after a long Winter's hibernation?Tune into the natural world with this hands on nature drawing workshop, inspired by the beautiful nature all around us in Leitrim and Roscommon. Everyone will create their own nature drawings with the help of Melissa Doran, illustrator of the number one bestselling wildlife book Naturama, and its companion book My Naturama Nature Journal.  This is a family workshop so parents are invited to come along with their child (or children). This is suitable for children aged between 5 and 12 year olds.

The Dock’s Family Fun days for children aged 5 + and their parents or guardians. Adults must accompany children for the duration of the workshop.

Booking required as places are limited. Don't forget to book the adult's place as well !


Melissa Doran grew up in Leitrim and studied architecture and digital media technology before becoming an illustrator. She uses a combination of hand drawing and digital collage to create her work. Working with children has become a big part of her practice since the publication of her best selling books, Naturama and My Naturama Nature Journal, co-created with the writer Michael Fewer and published by Gill Books. She facilitates a variety of art workshops for young people around the theme of appreciating and connecting with the natural world. Some examples of past workshops include nature journalling, nature printing, wildflower sketch walks and making nature mobiles. For more information visit