Wed June 21st 10am-noon (registration deadline: June 14th)
Students will learn while on a hike through the gardens about some of the different bugs that reside in the Gardens. They will learn why these bugs are important to the grounds and how they help the environment that they live in. They will take these observations back to the education pavilion and make amazing bug creations! These creations will be made by cutting up card board to form bodies of bugs and leaves sticks and other finds scavenged will be glued to the cardboard bodies to from bug like characteristics such as antennae, wings eyes etc.…
"Nature Inspired Art" Art Classes for children ages 8-12
Join Art Instructor Jessica DeCaro for a series of nature inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children to help discover nature and creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN. A Student may register for one class only, or as many as he or she likes.
Students will learn to combine nature with arts and crafts with this series of classes as a guide. They will be taught about the history of Friendship Gardens and everything it has to offer through a walk on the trails before each class. Students will forage items they will use for the classes while learning about the trees, flowers, bugs, and birds that help to make these gardens so unique and beautiful and how each thing is important to this environment. Their amazing finds will contribute to their imaginative art projects.
Please wear closed toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring water bottle and bug spray as classes will be held in our outdoor educational pavilion. Students will meet at 9:50am our Entrance Cabin in our main parking lot and with a prompt pick up time of 12:05 at our entrance cabin. We provide all art supplies needed for projects.
Pre-Registration and payment is required the Friday prior to each class. Payment may be made online on our website, or via check or cash at our Entrance Cabin.
Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Register Early!!!