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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


Your Artwork

Connecting With Nature

Social & Emotional Wellbeing

Kids Crafts
Family Art Lessons
  • 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.

Workshop Themes

August 15th - 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.

Basketmakers have always used materials they have found in their environment. In this workshop master weaver Janet Whittam 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.
Browse Janet's work here.

August 22nd - Upcycled Basketmaking

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Special Events

September 25th/26th - Apples And Art

On September 25th and 26th Family Earth has the pleasure of hosting local artists, art fans, and friends from 10am-4pm. This incredible event will showcase the talents and styles of several local artists, alongside light snacks and an engaging art workshop for all ages. Come, be inspired, and ride home with your paper mache message-birds in hand.


Have a question?

Give Us A Call

(343) 777-7414

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