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Explore the connection between art and nature as you walk the peaceful and serene grounds of Lakewood, gathering natural foraged materials and arranging them into artistically inspired field guides.
In this informative and hands-on class, you’ll learn about the Elements and Principles of Art through a creative exploration of nature and nature art. Using the lens of a Wonderer, participants will approach flora through their senses, emotions, and imaginations. Through creating Field Guides participants will arrange elements of nature according to elements of art and photograph them.
No experience is required. All supplies will be provided.
This event is open to everyone, but registration is required!
About your instructor
Lisa Arnold believes that art changes people and people change the world. She encourages her students to engage with themselves and the diverse world around them by using their life experiences to create art and art experiences to create their lives. For over 30 years, Lisa has been a teaching artist/activist and has conducted about 100 art residencies and workshops in schools, libraries, museums, and outdoor settings. She’s taught at suburban community centers, schools struggling with poverty, private schools, a refugee center, rural K-12s, one-room school-houses, international schools in China, and village schools in Jamaica. She loves collaborating and designing programs to best suit her students wherever they may be.
The Lakewood Garden Mausoleum
This event will meet in the beautiful Garden Mausoleum. Signs will be posted directing you to the event location or click here for GPS navigation through Google Maps.
Event will take place primarily outdoors, with some indoor elements. Restrooms will be available in the Garden Mausoleum as well.
Signs will be posted to get you to the event site.
Parking is available on any of Lakewood’s roads. Please be mindful of narrow roadways and do not park on both sides of the street if two vehicles are not able to get through. We strongly encourage carpooling.
There is a bus stop outside of Lakewood’s gates, and then it is a short walk (about 2 city blocks) to the event location.
A bike rack is also available to the west of the main gate. There are no bike racks available near the event location – please do not lock bikes to trees.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Precautions
For this event, we are strongly encouraging guests to wear a mask when indoors unless eating or drinking. There will be room to space and socially distance. Please note, Lakewood reserves the right to change or remove this policy at any time depending on covid numbers, and governmental policies.