INTRODUCING  3 NEW 
SUMMER CURIOSITY WORKSHOPS

FOR KIDS!

I am very excited to offer classes for kids who want to explore our environment through natural history and artistic practices!

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Session 1 - July 18-22:  GO WILD! BECOME A NATURE JOURNALIST!
Session 2 - July 25-29:  THE SCIENCE WITHIN THE ART!
Session 3 - August 1-5:  EXPLORING OUR WORLD WITH ECO-ART


Please review the details of the 3 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.  A welcome letter will be mailed with a brief contact info form to fill out and return on          the first day of the session

   3.  Note that a portion of time will 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.

SESSION 1 WORKSHOP

GO WILD! BECOME A NATURE JOURNALIST!

 Dates:  July 18-22          

Ages 6-9  9:30 AM to Noon (Monday - Friday)

Ages 10-13 1:30 to 4:00 PM (Monday - Friday)

Group class sizes are limited to 8 students   

CDC guidelines will be followed 

 

 

Biophilia is the cool “nature word” for the fact that being out in nature often makes us feel inspired, curious, creative and all around happy! During this camp session, students will experience this first hand when they get their own nature journal and art supply toolkit to begin their own journaling adventure - one that can  last a lifetime! Each session will include games, activities and instruction that helps students to focus in order to locate and observe things in nature.  Workshop highlights:

 

Day 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

Day 2: Color Everywhere! Learn how to add color (paint and pencil) to enhance your amazing environmental finds

Day 3:  Water Everywhere! Explore aquatic habitats and learn to capture “all things water” (aquatic critters, stones and water itself) on paper 

Day 4: “Gotcha”! Learn drawing tips and techniques that help journalists depict natural objects they find and animals they observe that are “on the move”

Day 5: Adventure On! (Prepping for your future nature journal adventures)! Get  creative ideas for personalizing your journal to you, and receive prompts to help you launch your nature adventures going forward! 

Cost:  $145 for five-day session and a $20 art supply fee includes all art projects, a journal, pencil, sharpener, magnifier, colored pencils and a canvas carrying pouch.

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

Click here to register for  session 1

 
 

SESSION 2 WORKSHOP

THE SCIENCE WITHIN THE ART!

 Dates:  July 25-29          

Ages 6-9  9:30 AM to Noon (Monday - Friday)

Ages 10-13 1:30 to 4:00 PM (Monday - Friday)

Group class sizes are limited to 8 students   

CDC guidelines will be followed  

 

From the moon and stars within Van Gogh’s Starry Night to Albrecht Durer’s rabbits and the waterlily pads in Monet’s ponds, cool science abounds within many favorite and lesser-known artworks! During this session, through games, activities and experimental studies, students will enter their own creative world of exploration. They'll investigate artists while learning about their inspirations and method of creation.  They'll also explore cool scientific concepts depicted within various artworks and end the day with their own artwork creation! Daily highlights:

 

Day 1: Discover the amazing Aquatic Science within Monet’s Waterlily Ponds

Day 2: Investigate Ethology (animal behavior) within Albrecht Durer’s animal “drafts”

Day 3: Explore the Physics concept of infinity within Yaiyoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms

Day 4: Study the Astronomy within Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night

Day 5: Engage in Environmental Science within the works of several of today’s Eco Artists such as Angella Pozzi

 

Cost:  $145 for five-day session and a $20 art supply fee includes all art projects, a journal, pencil, sharpener, watercolor set, paint brush and a canvas carrying pouch.

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

Click here to register for  session 2

 

 

SESSION 3 WORKSHOP

EXPLORING OUR WORLD WITH ECO-ART

 Dates:  August 1-5          

Ages 6-9  9:30 AM to Noon (Monday - Friday)

Ages 10-13 1:30 to 4:00 PM (Monday - Friday)

Group class sizes are limited to 8 students   

CDC guidelines will be followed 

 

Where does clay actually come from? Can the sun be used for scientific record-keeping and for art-making as well?  Where did cave people get their art supplies? What cool environmental messages can we communicate through art? During this camp, we put on our sustainable thinking caps and explore our environment to brainstorm making our own art supplies. The result will be fantastic art creations that only nature can inspire!  Subject days may change according to weather conditions. Daily highlights:

 

Day 1: The Mysteries of Cave Art – explore how artistic expression was “ignited” and then create your own

Day 2: The Art and Chemistry of Sunshine - use the cyanotype process to make solar prints

Day 3: Mineral Mixology – become a master paint-maker as you concoct your own set of eco paints

Day 4: Mud Magic – discover how rivers, soil and pottery are all connected

Day 5: Land Art Adventures  - with little more than a few leaves, a bit of bark or a fallen stick,  learn all about the practice of creating engaging eco-art messages for your community

 

Cost:  $145 for five-day session and a $20 art supply fee includes all art projects,  a journal, pencil, sharpener, charcoal kit, eco-paint palette, paintbrush and a canvas carrying pouch.

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

 

Click here to register for  session 3