Nothing will centre your focus better than sustained drawing of an object from nature; this practice is seriously therapeutic.

This spring at MOCA, join award-winning botanical artist Nellie Sue Potter for a workshop that explores the world of nature drawing and journaling. In this workshop, you’ll learn about different journaling styles and will be guided on how to render natural objects. Taking place in the gallery on Floor 3 alongside Mark Dion’s exhibition, The Life of a Dead Tree, you’ll also have the opportunity to draw directly from the tree on display and study some of the myriad life forms it supports.

Workshops run at MOCA (158 Sterling Road) Thursday, June 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop fee includes a full art materials kit with a journal and graphite pencils. Register here.