Art in Nature Camp (Ages 6-10)
January 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am$100
6 Saturdays, 10-11:30am, January 22-February 26 (Registration due January 18)
Make art and connect with nature and friends during this outdoors Saturday camp at Josephine Sculpture Park! Winter will inspire our artmaking and environmental education activities, and we will warm up with plenty of playtime in the park. Registration due by January 18th.
All activities will incorporate mindfulness, nature connection, and artmaking in an outdoor setting – a wonderful combination of experiences that help participants get creative, calm their mind and body, and be more confident in exploring themselves and new scenarios that may come their way. We host Art in Nature Camp during six-week sessions in winter, spring, summer, and fall for two age groups, ages 6-10 and ages 11+. Join us year round!
Weather & Clothing: We will be outdoors to enhance the direct learning and health benefits of being in nature, and to reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 and other airborne viruses. We ask that parents/guardians monitor the weather to encourage participants to wear appropriate clothing to keep them comfortable, such as gloves, raincoat, winter coat, hat, close-toed shoes, and sunglasses. However, we do not want this to be a barrier to your participation. Simply contact us if you have questions or concerns about the outdoor nature of the program, or if you need assistance with clothing. In the event of severe weather, we will convert the session to virtual.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions: Masks are welcome but not required. We will encourage safe social distancing and remain outdoors. In the event that we need to discontinue in-person programming for public health reasons, Art in Nature Camp will continue virtually. We will send you more detailed information upon registration.
Parents & Guardians: You are not required to remain at the Park during camp. But nature and art are good for you, too! While your participant is at camp, we invite you to explore JSP’s mowed walking paths among 30 acres of wildlife habitat and over 80 public art installations. There are also plenty of outdoor tables, benches, and shady spots for you to relax and reflect.
Payment & Registration: Art in Nature Camp costs $100 per person and includes six 1.5-hour sessions and all materials. Registration is required and due by January 18. Payment via credit or debit card accepted (with a service fee) by clicking “Register Now” button below. Payment via check or cash accepted (without a service fee) by emailing jeri[at]josephinesculpturepark.org.
Meet the Teacher: Jeri Katherine Howell is the Program Director of Josephine Sculpture Park and is an experienced teaching artist and community educator who has taught in diverse settings in the U.S. and abroad, with emphasis on place-based environmental education, music education, cultural exchange, and creative youth development. She holds two BAs in Environmental Studies and Spanish from Centre College and is pursuing an MS in Community and Leadership Development from the University of Kentucky. Jeri Katherine is certified as a Professional Environmental Educator and Kentucky Community Scholar, has a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate, and is an adjudicated member of the Kentucky Arts Council and Berea College Partners for Education Teaching Artist Rosters. Jeri Katherine continues to grow as an educator via ongoing training in social emotional learning; trauma-informed instruction; diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; and a diversity of teaching methods such as land-based learning and nature-based early childhood education. Learn more about Jeri Katherine as an artist and educator at jerikatherinehowell.com.
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