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Teen Art in Nature Camp – Spring Session – Nature Photography & Creative Writing (Ages 11+)

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Nature Journaling at Art in Nature Camp by Karen Lanier

6 Saturdays, 1-2:30pm, April 9-May 14

Craft your nature photography and creative writing skills during this outdoors Saturday camp at Josephine Sculpture Park! Make photographs, poems, and stories inspired by mindful nature observation. Learn techniques to find beauty in your surroundings and express yourself with images and words. Digital cameras provided. (Photo by Karen Lanier, Art in Nature Camp teaching artist.)

Registration due by April 5th. Yes Card accepted!

Art in Nature Camp incorporates 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 April 5. Payment via Yes Card or credit/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: Karen Lanier is a writer, naturalist, documentarian, and teacher who explores the interconnections of nature and culture. Karen holds degrees in photography, foreign language, conservation studies, and documentary studies and is certified as a Professional Environmental Educator and a Kentucky Community Scholar. Karen worked as a seasonal park ranger in state and national parks across the US before settling in Kentucky. Karen wrote a regular column for Hobby Farms online magazine. She edited and co-authored the book, Wildlife in Your Garden (Lumina, 2016), and authored the book, The Woman Hobby Farmer (Fox Chapel, 2017). Karen guides curious explorers of all ages to connect with nature, create mindful art, and experience healing. She has taught youth photography classes since 2011.



April 9
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Josephine Sculpture Park
3355 Lawrenceburg Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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