Upcoming Junior Workshop: Leather Tooling

It's been awhile since we've hosted an Earth Art Jr. class, so I'm excited to announce this upcoming workshop. I hope you'll join us! 

On Wednesday, March 6th join us for this unique Earth Art Junior workshop where we'll introduce students to leather tooling! Children and their parents will learn about the art of leather crafting, and get the opportunity to hand tool a leather bookmark of their very own to take home. This workshop is geared towards children ages 3-7 years old, and requires parent participation. Full details and registration can be found HERE


Science Art Wonder Project- Part 2

A few weeks ago I introduced you to a project I've been working on for a few months where I got paired up with a scientist and had to visually represent their research. Since that project was officially due this week, I'll be sharing the final bits and pieces with you over the next few days, and then sharing where you can see it in person. A little bit about the primary steps that went into it... 

Step 1: Understand the research and topic 

Step 2: Brainstorm & sketch ideas 
Step 3: Gather materials, hand make art supplies 
Step 4: Draw background 
Step 5*: Arrange & layer 3D objects on top of background 
Step 6: Light the piece in studio & take photographs 
Step 7: Cull & edit images 
Step 8: Write artistic narrative & send final image off to printer 

Handmade supplies: Drawing charcoal, earth pigments, melted wax drops. 

Hand collected items: Coyote skull (from GA), rocks and juniper berries from the southwest.

*Image shown below is at Step #5... final image coming soon!


Earth Art Spring 2019 Preview

We're back with another unique session of Earth Art classes, with topics and projects you won't find anywhere else! On select Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am, we'll meet with homeschoolers to learn about the DESIGN half of "Art & Design". We'll be introducing students to a variety of design concepts and nourishing their creativity through different exercises and projects. We'll be working with new materials to create both 2 and 3 dimensional pieces. One of the highlights of this session will be getting to combine our usual art and science with technology and engineering as we move full "STEAM" ahead and learn to create an object with 3D printing! 

Class dates are: Wednesday February 27, March 13, March 27*, April 10, and April 24. 

Class 1: Intro. to Design 
Class 2: Taking your designs from 2D to 3D (Pop-up book) 
Class 3: 3D Printing Lab 
 Class 4: Fabric Design (2D) 
Class 5: Botanical Sculpture (3D)

More details and registration can be found here- http://www.explorewildwood.com/p/art-classes.html

* Please note that this will be the last session of art classes until fall 2019. While we may schedule a few individual workshops, we're taking the summer off to work on some other important projects.

Did you miss how our fall session turned out? Peek inside the fall session of Earth Art classes where our students created their own art kits from natural materials HERE. We had a great time and the students went home with some really beautiful boxes full of handmade art supplies!