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 2024
CURIOSITY CLASSES

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BAT CONSERVATION PAINTING PARTY

EVENING PROGRAM FOR COUPLES, FAMILIES & PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

Wednesday, May 15      6:00 - 8:30 PM


HOW DOES YOUR (MICROGREENGARDEN GROW?  

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Wednesday, June 5    6:00 - 8:00 PM

GO WILD! BECOME A NATURE JOURNALIST!

WORKSHOP FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Kids (ages 8-1): 10:00 - 12:00 PM

Families (kids, ages 4 and up and their caretakers):  1:00 - 3:00 PM

DISCOVER THE ART AND SCIENCE OF FALL!

 KIDS AFTER SCHOOL NATURE CLUB 

Wednesdays in September and October (9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16)

4:30 - 6:00 PM

WHO WANTS TO PAINT AN OWL?

EVENING PAINTING PROGRAM FOR  FAMILIES, COUPLES & FOLKS OF ALL AGES

Friday, September 20

7:00 - 9:30 PM

THE VIRTUES OF VULTURES HALLOWEEN PAINTING PARTY!

EVENING PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES, COUPLES & PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

Monday, October 21

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Please review the details of the session offerings below and then:

 

  1. Register for classes below by clicking the link to purchase your desired session in the Shop. Spaces are limited and the class sizes are small. Please register today!

   2.  One week prior to class,   A confirmation note will be emailed with necessary

         information.

   3.  Note that for some classes, a portion of time might be spent making discoveries outside on

          the Schuylkill River Trail and at nearby Waterfront Park in Royersford, even if it's drizzling.

          Participants should  come ready for adventure and art with outdoor clothes, a hat, a H20

          bottle, a snack, and  a pair of close-toed shoes.

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BAT CONSERVATION PAINTING PROGRAM

FOR INDIVIDUALS,  FAMILIES & PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

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Date:  Wednesday, May 15  

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Group Class Sizes are limited to 12 students    


 

Did you know that during one feeding session, PA bats can eat up to 1200 insects?  As we approach summer, imagine how buggy our world would be without them! Please join Jolie Chylack and Steph Stronstik of PA Bat Rescue for this informative program and even a chance to see a live rescue bat up close! We will learn about how critical bats are in our environment and by the end of the talk everyone will understand the importance of bat conservation and how we can participate in the recovery effort using our own backyards. After examining the features of this incredible nocturnal mammal, we will sit down for a painting-made-easy session with Jolie.  All participants will make and take home a bat portrait, painted on a birch panel - a great conversation piece to tell others about what you've learned about this incredible keystone species!

 

Cost:  $40 per person. All supplies for taking home this ready-to-hang bat artwork are included.  We'll also enjoy complimentary light refreshment and a " toast" to celebrate the recovery of this keystone species  (wine for adults and sparkling lemonade for kids).

 

Class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come first-served basis. 

Click here to register for  this class

 

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Date:    Wednesday June 5

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm       

THIS ONE'S FOR THE GALS

(moms, daughters, friends, couples all welcome)

Group class sizes are limited to 12 students   


 

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Microgreens are simply young vegetable plants packed with flavor and nutrition. And watching them grow from seed to sprout is and art form in itself; like watching a dance play out or sculpture take form.  During this class, participants will learn to grow 3 varieties of microgreens, each with their own distinct and delicious flavor,  as they create their own garden in a beautiful silver or glass vintage container. When the plants begin to sprout, this arrangement makes lovely and harvestable centerpiece for any kitchen dinner table. We'll  talk about harvesting the greens and send home several delicious micro green recipes ideas.

Cost: $35 per person.  All supplies for taking home a lovely vintage microgreen container garden will be supplied. Additionally, participants will enjoy sampling complimentary 

green fruit smoothies and yummy refreshments - all made with microgreens! 

      Class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come first-served basis. 

 

Click here to register for this class

Date:  Saturday June 8

Kids, ages 8 -12:  10:00 - 12:00 pm

Families: kids 4 and up & caretakers 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Group class sizes are limited to 10 students   

 

 

 

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Exploring the art and science of nature can make us feel inspired, curious, and creative and even relaxed! During this program, participants will experience this first hand when they receive their own nature journal and art supply toolkit to begin discovering the wonders of nature. The workshop will include outdoor activities along with science and art instruction to help students to focus and become present in order to locate, observe, and record features of our outdoor world. Start your summer with this great new activity - the aim of this program is to cultivate an open-ended journaling adventure to last a lifetime.

Cost:  $50  (each participant will receive a hard-cover nature journal and art supply bag.)

Class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Click here to register for this miniseries 

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Dates:  Wed. in September and October

              (9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16) 

Ages:    8 -12  

Time:    4:30 - 6 PM

Group class sizes are limited to 10 students   

 

 

 

 

How can I track and trace animals in fall? How do butterflies and birds know when to fly south?  What happens to turtles, toads and snakes (herps) when it gets cold? How can I draw these critters? Autumn explorations are on our mind here at the Jolie’s Curiosity Studio where art and nature intersect! Through hikes, games, experiments, stories and most importantly - art, we’ll investigate the cool science and ecology of the autumn season. Each week of the club kids will engage in a science activity and a creative art project inspired by our investigations. Please bring a snack and reusable water bottle and dress to take short exploration hikes outside.

 

Class 1:  Intro to Journaling! Receive your emerald green ticket (a journal and pencil) and while learning tracking techniques  begin your exploration and adventure of a lifetime!

 

Class 2: Marvelous Mammals! (learn to spot  the tracks and traces of local woodland mammals.)

 

Class 3: "Everybuggy" needs bugs! (discover the importance of insects in our environment)

 

Class 4: Marvels of Migration! (learn about seasonal migration of birds, butterflies, etc.)

Class 5:  All About Herps! (discover the reptiles and amphibians of autumn).

Cost:  $145 for five  sessions. Each participant will receive a hard-cover nature journal and art supply bag. 

Class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Click here to register for this miniseries 

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WHO WANTS TO PAINT AN OWL?

EVENING PAINTING PARTY PROGRAM FOR  

FAMILIES, COUPLES & PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

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Date:  Friday, September 20  

Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Group Class Sizes are limited to 12 students    


 

Is it a "Sweetheart Owl" with its heart-shaped face or a "Ghost Owl" with it white body and eery call?  It's both! During this evening class-goers will have an up-close chance to learn about and “visit with” a live barn owl brought by Dawn White of Indian Run Environmental Education Center. After examining the features and learning the natural history of this incredible nocturnal avian, we will sit down for a painting-made-easy session with Jolie. All participants will make and take home an owl portrait, painted on a birch panel - a great conversation piece to tell others about what you've learned about this incredible keystone species!

 

$40 per person. All supplies for taking home this ready-to-hang owl artwork are included.  We'll also enjoy complimentary light refreshment and a " toast" to celebrate this keystone species  (wine for adults and sparkling lemonade for kids).

 

Class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come first-served basis. 

Click here to register for  this class

 

THE VIRTUES OF VULTURES HALLOWEEN PAINTING PARTY!

EVENING PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES, COUPLES & PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

Date:  Monday, October 21  

Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Group Class Sizes are limited to 12 students

 

 

 

 

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Get ready to celebrate the oddities of the season at our turkey vulture halloween painting party! Known as the cleaner-uppers of the avian world, on this unique evening we'll learn about the many cool virtues of turkey vultures.   Dawn White of Indian Run Environmental Education Center will bring this live creature so we can have a close encounter with this unusual and fascinating creature. After examining the features and learning the natural history of this raptor, we will sit down for a painting-made-easy session with Jolie. All participants will make and take home an owl portrait, painted on a birch panel - a great conversation piece to tell others about what you've learned about this cool species!

 

$40 per person. All supplies for taking home this ready-to-hang owl artwork are included.  We'll also enjoy complimentary light refreshment and a " toast" to celebrate this  amazing bird of prey species (wine for adults and sparkling lemonade for kids).

 

Class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Click here to register for this miniseries 

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