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At Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, children can learn about plants and wildlife in spectacular settings including the two-acre Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden. Nature Illustration Camp is one of many day-camp programs we’re offering in 2014 for children in several age groups. Since numbers are limited, we suggest signing up as soon as possible.
NEW for 2014!!
Monday-Friday, July 7-11
Nature Illustration Camp (ages 9-14)
When: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: Education Center and grounds (drop-off and pick-up children in the Education Center)
Price: $225 members, $270 non-members (art supplies included)
Does your child love to draw and have an appreciation for all things natural? Join us for a week-long Nature Illustration Camp with Hillary Parker, naturalist and international award-winning botanical watercolor artist. Hillary, who was one of our artists-in-residence last summer, will be back this summer to share her knowledge and passion with young artists. Setting out to work on location in a different part of the Gardens each day, armed with magnifying glasses, nets, and containers, campers will become “botanical art explorers” as they spend the week investigating, discovering, and learning keen observation skills in the field. Documenting their findings each day through sketches, notes, and selected cuttings, campers will learn and/or improve upon basic art skills while creating a naturalist’s journal using mediums that are easy to work with in the field, like watercolors, colored pencils, graphite, and pen. On the final day, campers will bind their journals and focus on creating a single study of art. Family and friends will be invited to an art reception at the end of the week, where our young artists will share their findings, journals, artwork and experiences as naturalists, botanists and artists!
To learn more about Hillary Parker and to view her portfolio, visit: http://www.hillaryparkerwatercolors.com/home.html.