Adult EducatioN

Outdoor education crafted with adults in mind

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Forest Bathing
(Shinrin-Yoku)

Take a moment to let go of your thoughts. Let go of your worries and the world around you. Start to soak in the beauty that surrounds you. Soon, you will find an abundance of joy and healing.

Forest Bathing, also called Shinrin-Yoku, is the act of taking in the forest atmosphere. Enjoy a gentle, introspective guided walk through the Preserve with Phyllis Abramson, RN, PhD.

Price: $40
Open to all skill levels and ages 18+

adult Natural Science Illustration
Workshop Series

Christy Knight, award-winning artist, will take you through
the Preserve to become inspired for indoor studio time.

Each class focuses different technique/medium and is limited to 10 artists.
Pricing: $50 per class

Mushroom Madness

Sunday, October 20th from 1pm - 4pm

Explore the Preserve for fungi to draw in the studio. This class will focus on colored pencil on toned and black papers.

Following is a list of suggested art supplies to take to class and use for continuing study. All can be found at Binder’s, Michael’s or Dick Blick art supply:

  • 65 lb. or higher drawing paper in tones such as gray, tan and black

  • Drawing board

  • Clips or tape to affix paper to board

  • Graphite drawing pencils in 2B or 3B lead 

  • White (polymer) eraser

  • 12 or more colored pencil set including white

The instructor will provide supplemental materials and additional mediums to try.

 

Luscious Leaves

Sunday, November 10th from 1-4pm 

Capture colorful fall changes using innovative techniques in watercolor. We will spend time exploring the trees of the Preserve and studying the fascinating features of leaves.

Following is a list of suggested art supplies to take to class and use for continuing study. All can be found at Binder’s, Michael’s or Dick Blick art supply:

  • 100 lb. (or higher) watercolor paper

  • Drawing board and clips or tape to affix paper

  • Pencil and eraser of choice

  • Watercolor paints including:

  • French Ultramarine Blue

  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Cadmium Yellow

  • #1 and #3 round brushes, Kolinsky sable recommended, will last forever!

The instructor will provide supplemental materials and additional mediums to try.

 
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About the Instructor

Christy Knight, who has facilitated the artistic development of so many of our young neighbors through her after school art program at Blue Heron, is turning her attention to adults.

An award-winning naturalist illustrator, Christy has years of experience teaching techniques and skills to help any adult hone their skills as a natural science illustrator.

Engaging and fun for adults of all ability levels, Christy’s program will make sure every participant receives both group and individual support. 

Sound Bath Meditation

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Have you tried to engage in some quiet, reflective moments, but have trouble tuning in and truly listening? Come to the Preserve and try sound bath meditation with Vinisha Rumph!

Sound Bath Meditation a is a type of vibrational sound meditation that allows you to dive deep into your physical, emotional, and mental being. Vinisha guides you through your meditation with sound bowls in the natural world of the Emma Wetlands at the Preserve.

Pricing: Donation-only for all attendees. Suggested donation is $10-$15.
Feel free to sign up for any of the dates offered in September, October, and November 2019.