Kids Create Journals at PEEC May 18

Journaling has become a favorite way to reflect and remember special events and experiences. Photo by Katy Korkos

PEEC News:

Kids, like adults, can enjoy creating journals about memorable experiences with nature or travel. 

This workshop for kids aged 8 through 12 gives them the chance to make one journal for the day’s activities and one to take home to use on a summer vacation or an adventure trip in the woods. 

Taught by long-time creative artists Katy Korkos and Terry Foxx, the workshop will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at PEEC (Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.) Registration is required in advance, and all supplies and equipment will be provided. Cost is $25 or $20 for PEEC members.

Activities will include observation, drawing, mapping bird flight, and other fun games and projects designed to get kids thinking, being creative, and journaling.

PEEC Board President Terry Foxx has been making art since she was 4 years old—she remembers how her grandmother saved her drawings and writings in her first ever nature journal. Now Foxx quilts, paints, watercolors, draws with colored pencil, illustrates books, and writes scientific papers, when she’s not busy with PEEC duties.

Katy Korkos is a well-known quilter and collage artist, whose work has been shown in New Mexico and around the United States for many years. She is fascinated by reading and birds, the latter symbolizing concepts like beauty, freedom, song, fragility, and endurance.

Foxx and Korkos have taught a similar class for adults and now want to open this opportunity for kids. For further information or to register, visit or call 662-0460. 

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