Wed July 5th 10am-noon (registration deadline: June 30th)
Native American Beaded Dreamcatchers
Students will take a tour of the Gardens and learn about the Native American history of the grounds and why these lands were important to them. Once back at the education center they will learn about dreamcatchers and Indian beading styles. The students will take these techniques and make awesome beaded dreamcatchers. The ring of the catchers will be composed of a ring made from a paper plate which the students will color in with markers. They will then punch holes and string and beads to create a beautiful dreamcatchers.
"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!!!