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!


Science Art Wonder Project- Part 1

This past fall, I applied to take part in this awesome program in the Atlanta area called Science.Art.Wonder, which uniquely provides artists with an alternative research experience, involving them in science education, while also showcasing their art across Atlanta. SAW carefully pairs scientists and artists, so that a collaboration between the two can take place to visualize scientific work. After the application process, I anxiously awaited my pairing assignment, and was super excited to be paired with someone working in an earth science (of course!) and then met with my partner a few months ago, learning all about and understanding his important research. I've been working hard to complete my finished piece and accompanying essay by our due date so the artwork will be ready in time for some upcoming spring science-based events. I'll be revealing the final piece and more information on what the research is all about later, but until then, here's a little behind the scenes peek at what I've been working on the past few months...


"Your Future Starts Today"

I guess sometimes you just KNOW.

Did you go into a career (or even a hobby) that you wanted to do when you were a kid? I wonder if any of my Earth Art students will end up pursuing a career in the arts??

(Thanks to my mom for keeping a bunch of my school and art stuff from when I was younger, I was able to find this gem when visiting. I don't recall thinking this at 7 yrs. old, but it totally makes sense!)

"Your Future Starts Today"
I have big plans for this year- dreams to fulfill, areas of focus to narrow in on, challenges to meet! How about you?? Wishing you all the best in this new year!