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Eco Art a la Carte concepts can be adjusted to meet any group’s needs, goals, and abilities. Developing participants’ relationship to our natural world can happen in a variety of ways and from short experiences to in depth explorations.
The best experiences connect to existing agendas for the target groups, so I work with teachers and group leaders to develop workshops and programs that make sense for them.
Eco Art for Preschool Audiences:
My objective in working with preschool students is to encourage that connection with nature as part of the most basic vocabulary. Introducing natural materials, close observation of the natural world, and an appreciation for the beauty and value of local landscapes can happen so simply at this age, and in my opinion, can set the stage for life-long habits and understanding.
Process: Thee are several projects that work for this age group, but the basic format for the workshop will be mostly consistent, and incorporates: Beginning Circle, Group Discussion, Exploring Materials, Project Introduction, Outdoor art-making, Closing Circle.
Kindergarten- Grade 2 Audiences: Introducing Wonder
The early school years are opportunities to appreciate the natural world, and to set a pattern or habit for how we interact with and understand our immediate environments. So the focus for these experiences is on observing, asking questions, experimenting with simple building and design concepts, working both as individuals and as a group, reflecting, and celebrating/sharing the amazing ingredients and ideas we’ve discovered.
Grades 3-5 Audiences: Inviting Exploration
This age range incorporates the ideas above and takes them a step further, by beginning to make connections across disciplines, and incorporating research, writing, scientific inquiry, more advanced building techniques, and more team-based collaborations.
Grades 6-12 Audiences: Deep Thinking, Inspiring Action
Middle to high school students are ready to take on some real world challenges. We consider, discuss, and interpret local issues, developing specific projects that will produce visible positive impact on their immediate environment.
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Moultonborough, NH 03254