This nature-based camp will introduce young artists to create art with and about nature.
Young artists will explore drawing, painting, printmaking and building through the lens of the natural world.
Monday August 8 to Friday, August 12
10 am to 3:30 pm
$575 or $460 for OHCA Household members
Limited to 12 campers aged 8-13
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We will experiment with:
• creating natural inks and brushes
• botanical drawings
• nature walks and scavenger hunts
• building “bug hotels” to support biodiversity
• photography and more
The Camp is limited to only 12 young artists split into two groups to maximize the student/teacher ratio.
All camp goers participate in a group discussion at the beginning and end of each day
Camp will be taught by Artist/teacher Jackie La Lanne and Nature-based educator Amy Faulkner
Jackie La Lanne:
Jackie La Lanne retired at the end of 2021 from over 30 years teaching art in the Mill Valley School district. She is currently Board President of of O’Hanlon. She graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Studio Art and a Masters Degree in Art Education. She loves teaching art and making photographs, which she says have a lot in common: discovering, making, envisioning, sharing, and having fun. LaLanne, who can often be found in the artroom wearing the earrings she made from her old bike lock keys, has been teaching elementary art curriculum in Mill Valley public schools for many years. She is an accomplished artist, teacher, and photographer and has created wonderful collaborative textile projects for her two grandchildren.
Amy is a nature based educator and Marin native. She graduated with a BFA in photography from California College of the Arts and a teaching credential from Dominican University. As an elementary school teacher in Mill Valley for over 25 years, she has always been inspired by the way that children question the natural world. She loves to bring that joy and wonder to people of all ages, and now shares her love of nature and art by leading small group nature walks.
Amy enjoys hiking the trails of Mt. Tam and Point Reyes, creating art and spending time with her family and friends. She believes that now, more that ever, we all need the healing properties of nature. Her teaching style is both educational and playful.