We have had a wonderful February Vacation Week of programs and wanted to share our programming with you though these brief videos.
Tuesday February 20, 2018
We had an absolutely wonderful day on Tuesday. The weather was spectacular. We created lots of art and explored in our wildlife sanctuary, including hiking to the brook, marbling paper (sumingashi), creating nature journals, making landscape art near the brook, creating clay birds, and more.
Wednesday February 21, 2018
The weather on Wednesday was amazing and we spent lots of time outside and the rest of the day creating art. Today, we hiked to our “eagle’s nest” in the pine grove, learned about tracking deer, and everybody was challenged to create their own bird’s nests, they were spectacular. We also created lots of art, including a paper bag city, ate snack and lunch outside, and did a lot of exploring.
Thursday February 22, 2018
Although the weather has changed back to winter on Thursday, we had a fantastic day. We leaped into the world of printmaking with collagraph prints and silk screens of a fox. We hiked to the brook and create with nature in the pine grove in the center of our sanctuary. We create lots of art and sketched in the museum and had lots of fun.
It has been such a wonderful summer so far and I am so grateful for all the families that have sent their children to the Wild at Art camp this summer. We have been having a wonderful week at the end of July. On Monday, we talked about going on journey this week looking for spectacular “things.” Here are a few highlights from the week with all our spectacular findings.
Highlight #1: A visit from the amazing Caterpillar Lab!
Highlight #2: Making spectacular wildlife discoveries with friends
Highlight #3: Exploring in the brook for aquatic critters
We have been having a wonderful week of camp with the campers enjoying owls, art, and nature. The campers have been able to see live owls up close, with a barn owl and great horned owl visiting this week. In addition, each group has been finding exciting wildlife and plants in our wildlife sanctuary – discovering froglets and salamanders in our vernal pool, finding caterpillars in our meadow, and exploring in our pine grove. All the groups have been enjoying creating art with their groups and our fantastic art educator Lindsey Caputo. Here are a few highlights from the week.
Highlight #1: Visit from a Great Horned Owl
On Tuesday, all the campers looked closely, with some sketching, at a Great Horned Owl brought over from Mass Audubon’s Trailside Museum. Perry Ellis, a teacher naturalist from Trailside, provided a fantastic program teaching all the campers about how owls see the world. It was a wonderful experience for all.
Highlight #2: Finding salamanders, frogs, and other wildlife at our vernal pool
Highlight #3: Learning about dragonflies
Campers in our field biology, nature journaling, and watercolor painting group learned about different species of dragonflies and learned how to collect them and handle them safely. Check out these amazing pictures of campers with dragonflies.
Highlight #4: Having fun and making friends
Highlight #5: Creating Art
Highlight #6: Watercolor painting and sketching by the brook
The first week of our 2017 summer camp season is off and running to a fantastic start. During the first week, the campers are learning about the ways birds and other animals fly, swim, and move. Here are a few of the highlights:
Highlight #1: Seeing larval salamanders and wood frog tadpoles at the vernal pool
Highlight #2: Creating Amazing Art with Lindsey Caputo (Art Educator)
Highlight #3: Making Animal Themed Hats
Highlight #4: Hiking to the pine forest to see our “eagle’s nest”
We’ve been having a fantastic week. Campers have been searching for butterflies and caterpillars, learning about the science and art of photography, exploring our brook and vernal pool (and catching a few frogs and salamanders), and taping into their creative side by creating lots of fantastic art. Here are some of the top moments from the week.
Visit from the caterpillar lab
The caterpillar lab visited on Tuesday and it was an amazing experience for all the campers. Here are a few photo galleries of the visit.
Our first week of summer camp has been off to a fantastic start, with lots of art, nature, science, and fun built in. Check back in during the week as this post will be updated each day or two.
Here are some of the top moments from camp this week!
Going on a dragonfly hunt!
All the campers from the Animal Acrobatics and Art groups were thrilled to learn about and hunt for dragonflies in our meadow. One highlight for everybody was getting to hold onto a dragonfly and feel it’s Velcro like feet (tarsi).
Top Moment #2
Learning about and building nests
Top Moment #3
Pin the stinger on the bee
Top Moment #4
Exploring movement with charcoal
Top Moment #5
Having fun with our amazing staff
Top Moment #6
Printmaking with linoleum tiles
On Thursday, we were very excited to learn how to sketch out a print onto linoleum tile and learn how to safely use linocutting tools. The prints came out exquisite and everybody loved what they made. The detail and care taken into each art project was remarkable and inspiring.
We have been having a fantastic week during our Natural Connections week at Camp. All the campers have been creating amazing art, learning about caterpillars, butterflies, and the process of metamorphosis. Come see all their amazing art displayed on Friday at 2:30 at our weekly art show. Here are some of the top moments from the week!
Top Moment #1: Making and painting masks
Top Moment #2: Making butterfly wings
Top Moment #3: Exploring the brook and catching crayfish
Top Moment #4: Catching Butterflies
Top Moment #5: Being excited about nature and creating art inspired by nature (and also catching cicadas!)
All the campers have been having a fantastic time this week, playing games, creating art inspired by our natural landscape, and exploring the sanctuary…with many special trips to the brook to catch crayfish and check on their crayfish houses. Here are some of the top moments from the week:
Moment #1: Weaving in the trees with natural materials
Moment #2: Building with natural materials
Moment #3: Exploring the brook and putting out crayfish houses