Art With Nature
Family Art Workshops
South Eastern Ontario’s most talented art teachers are in residence at Family Earth this summer. Our unique offering allows families to make art together, outside! Throughout history, nature has inspired our greatest artists- let it inspire you! Family Earth's unique approach to instruction has family members of all ages joyfully creating art they are proud of. Learn to make art with natural and upcycled materials, art inspired by the natural environment, practical art (e.g. woodworking), and art installed in nature.
What you'll take home
Fine Motor Skills
Connecting With Nature
Social & Emotional Wellbeing
Program: Each workshop features a different theme led by a local community artist. A mix of learning new artistic techniques, being playful, and exploring nature sets the stage for creativity and self expression.
Cost: $20 per person.
Who: Art With Nature is designed to accommodate families with children ages 5 and older, with younger siblings welcome to accompany families for free
When: Workshops start Sunday mornings at 10am and run for 2 hours
Where: Family Earth is located at 14081 Groves Road, Ingleside, Ontario, K0C 1M0, 60 minutes south of Ottawa, 90 minutes west of Montreal, and 20 minutes west of Cornwall.
Food: We have a locally sourced picnic offering coming soon! In the meantime feel free to pack a lunch if you'd like to picnic on the Family Earth acreage after your workshop.
July 25th - At Home In The Forest
Facilitated by the Family Earth team, this workshop brings together nature therapy and art. We will begin by taking a journey into the forest to find a place that inspires us, then spend time there carefully observing what’s around us using all of our senses. Next, each family will create a gratefulness altar in their special space using materials gathered responsibly from the natural environment. Finally, participants will adorn a wooden seat to use in their own nature “sit spot” at home
August 1st - Branches To Sketches
Participants in Mohawk artist Jade Thompson’s (they/them) workshop will forage and use twigs, leaves, grasses, and pinecones to draw landscapes and other nature-inspired art – birds, flowers, butterflies, bees, etc. – with water-soluble coloured inks on eco-paper. Jade will demonstrate some of the beautiful effects that can be achieved using ecological materials and share their knowledge of colour theory, line, and form.
August 8th, 15th - Details Coming Soon
Basketmakers have always used materials they have found in their environment. In this workshop master weaver Janet Whitman shows participants how to use traditional basketry techniques to upcycle modern materials with beautiful and functional results. This workshop is recommended for people 6 years and older.
August 22nd - Upcycled Basketmaking