July 16th through July 20th
We are teaming up with Ashtree Wellness for a week of exploring, nature, yoga, and art! Designed to tune into nature and take a break from our devices, this camp is structured around the outdoors and taking the time to appreciate what is already right in front of us. With day trips to local parks and time in the art studio we will be using nature as our muse. Our days will be filled with a variety of activities ranging from nature art journaling (drawing and learning about plants), crafting dreamcatchers, hiking, yoga, meditation, performance art with hula hoops, and plein air painting. We can't wait to get outside, explore, and create with one of our favorite muses, nature!
Ages: 9 to 14 years
Materials: This camp is a full day so kids will need to bring a bag lunch, water bottle, and snacks. Sunscreen and outdoor appropriate clothing and footwear is also a must as we will be outside a lot! All art supplies will be included, as well as a new journal for drawing. If they have a yoga mat they are welcome to bring it, but it's not essential.
Instructor: Ashley Strazzella of AshTree Wellness & Vanessa Frost
Ashley is a facilitator and teacher of healing practices, plant medicine, and various forms of yoga and meditation. She has spent years under many teachers observing, studying, and eventually practicing the healing process of various traditions and approaches, on patients from various cultures, backgrounds and mindsets. Ashley not only focuses on the healing aspects of art using natural and nature inspired materials, but also loves to teach easy ways to feel grounded and connected. She facilitates plant spirit medicine gatherings, simple rituals and classes aimed towards helping us to regain our birth right connections with the Earth and Nature.
As a full time artist and owner of MUSEjar, Vanessa finds inspiration and joy in teaching art. Art is a language that is often forgotten about and it's amazing what happens once it's tapped into. Her background is fine art and film production, with a degree from The University of Vermont. She loves mixed media, and currently works mainly with acrylics, but she is constantly exploring and experimenting with all other mediums.
NOTE: All classes require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our summer camp policies.