Blueberry Bush

Kinder
Classes

4-6 years old

 

Our Kinder students will explore nature through art, music and movement !

Students will learn to identify birds, plants and seasonal changes around us. 

Children in Nature

These once-a-month programs are an  opportunity for students to learn about local wild plants and animals and their importance!

 We meet outside at beautiful preserves, parks and nature centers to give students a meaningful experience with nature.  In each of our MONTHLY programs, students will be taught about nature conservation efforts, plant identification, and wild animal species. Students will be given a bound Nature Journal and step-by-step instructions on how to sketch, draw and paint the things we discover around us. All materials are provided.

 

Each programs learning focus are outlined in the descriptions below. Students use artist-grade materials in watercolor, colored pencil and charcoal. 

We teach our students step-by-step instructions to master new artistic skills according to their individual level and ability. We guide our students to use skills of observation to achieve a realistic drawing of the plant or animal they are painting! 

In each class, students will complete two-three pages of beautiful Nature journaling to take home- at the end of the Semester. 

These beautiful Nature Journals will be a keepsake!

Join us each month and learn about the local flora and fauna in the greater Sacramento area!

All levels welcome! 

Limited students per class to maintain social distancing.

Reserve your spot! 

$45 PER STUDENT or enroll in all four classes and receive a $30 discount. $150 for all 4 classes!

After enrollment, families will receive information about class location, park amenities, payment options and more. Please send us an email if you have any questions! 

Fall 2021 Schedule 

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Cosumnes River Preserve

CLASS FULL

Time and Date: Friday, AUGUST 27th

9:00 AM- 11:00 AM

$45 per student

OCEAN & SEA TURTLE STUDY

Students will learn how to paint a leatherback sea turtle, coral and ocean.

  • Brush strokes and creating movement in water

  • Shape and proportions of Sea Turtle

  • Shadow and light

  • Reflective and refractive colors

  • Mixing colors

  • Color theory and how to keep paint colors vivid

  • Blending techniques

  • Using specialized painting mediums to acrylic

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Effie Yaw Nature Center

CLASS FULL

Time and Date: Friday, SEPTEMBER 24th

9:00am-11:00am

 $45 per student

THE TOUCAN BIRD STUDY

Students will learn to paint a Toucan with colorful background.

  • Brush strokes and handling a pallet knife

  • Movement of water with the brush

  • Shadow and light from around the bird

  • Painting eyes, beaks and claws

  • Reflective and refractive colors

  • Mixing colors

  • Color theory and how to keep paint colors vivid

  • Blending techniques

  • Using specialized painting mediums to acrylic

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Camden Preserve Pond

CLASS FULL

Time and Date: Friday, OCTOBER 22nd

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

$45 per student

THE JAGUAR & POND STUDY

Students will learn to paint a beautiful Jaguar drinking from a pond.

  • Brush strokes and handling a pallet knife

  • Movement of water with the brush

  • Shadow and light

  • Painting shrubs, and water

  • Reflective and refractive colors

  • Mixing colors

  • Color theory and how to keep paint colors vivid

  • Blending techniques

  • Using specialized painting mediums to acrylic

  • Painting texture in fur 

  • Painting eyes, whiskers, and other details 

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Elk Grove Regional Park

CLASS FULL

Time and Date: Friday, NOVEMBER 12th

9:00AM-11:00 AM

$45 per student

HORSE STUDY

Students will learn how to paint a majestic horse.

  • Brush strokes and working with color washes

  • Movement of paint with the brush

  • Shadow and light 

  • Painting eyes,, ears, wrinkles, and head structure

  • Mixing colors

  • Color theory and how to keep paint colors vivid

  • Blending techniques

  • Using specialized painting mediums to acrylic

Pictures from

Park- Day Painting

2019-2020