Educating the Heart through Nature Art

The nature based art activities that I teach are fun, engaging and easy to do and awaken childrens’ senses, minds and hearts. Children need to go outside for both learning and play. Time outdoors helps children to develop a sense of spirit, independence and confidence.

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Childhood is when we learn about the world and ourselves, and provides a foundation of who we’ll be in the future. That is why it is so important to have experiences in nature, exploring the “Wonder” of it all.

Welcome to my Nature Art Summer Classes. This year I will be holding classes in Kelowna and Salt Spring Island.  I look forward to sharing the joy of nature and art with you this coming summer, love and peace Marghanita x

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KELOWNA CLASSES: SUMMER 2015 Nature Art Classes will run for one week in Kelowna. Please email me: info@marghanita.com to register.

Monday  2oth July

Tuesday 21st July

Wednesday 22nd July 

Thursday 23rd July

Friday 24th July

Ages: 5-9 yrs (Boys and Girls)

Please note each location follows a seperate schedule and activities.

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SALT SPRING ISLAND CLASSES

Herbal Earth Paint (Making our own herbal earth paint and painting with Nature)

Puppets and Bell Shakers (Creating Stories with puppets and music)

Empowerment Pebbles, Mandelas & Land Art (Andy Goldsworthy)

Dragonflies on Driftwood and Beaded Love Hearts

Tree Disc Art and Birch and Tree Collages

Wooden Elves and Fairy Houses

Shell Turtles and Spiders

Nurturing your Child’s Creative Intelligence

REGISTER TODAY (We like to keep the classes small and intimate – Limited Spaces available)

Nature classes video:


Marghanita offers an insight and solutions to actively engage children with nature. Her successful nature based arts and craft classes are a sell out each season.

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All classes are held outdoors from 10am -12 noon  $20 per class per child 

During the classes, we provide a natural space where children can run, play, dance, sing, squeal, shout or be silent in this outdoor space. They stand, kneel or crouch to paint or create the creatures, birds, trees, flowers and grasses which are all around us. The children develop a beautiful relationship with Mother Earth. They get to feel who they are, happy and free.

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What people are saying…………………………

Thanks so much for the good work you do.

Richard Louv – author of “Last Child in the Woods”. USA

Dear Ms. Hughes: Congratulations.  This is the kind of initiative that should be occurring across Canada.  I support the Young Naturalists and Boy Scouts for the same reason.  I tell the story that when I was growing up in the 1950’s, six of us lived in a house of less than 1000 sq. ft. and my parents were always telling me to go outside and play.  Now we do the opposite.  Go for it.

David Suzuki Canada

Hi Marghanita. Last night you would have been so pleased! A teacher gave a presentation about how she used empowerment pebbles and the children gave a talk outside about what they had found out about their special animal over the Easter holiday. Each child had a pebble in their pocket to go home for the purposes of the activity! This all came from your blog post last year. Thanks!

Juliet Robertson– Head teacher & freelance outdoor learning consultant UK

I was sharing with my husband, Mike, that your nature camp was truly a highlight of the whole summer. There is something utterly joyful about watching children play in the outdoors. Thank you Marghanita, you are a gift to our community.

Dr Kristina Towill – Psychologist  Canada

Marghanita blends her love of nature and children, her knowledge of the forest, and her considerable artistic abilities to create her Little Humbugs books, inspiring videos and nature classes, her environmentally conscious soft toys, and her inspiring website and blogAlison Kerr  USA

I am a freelance writer from Southern California who promotes play and family outdoor time on my FunOrangeCountyParks.com website. My children are completely captivated by Marghanita’s Little Humbugs book, activity sheets, webisodes, and dolls. These characters are very real to them. We talk about Chloe when we garden. Baby Bee inspired us to buy container plants especially for our pollinators. Nika comes to mind when we collect rocks or create rock art. Jasmine the Butterfly Girl is my daughter’s favorite companion.

Michele Whiteaker – OC Play Parks, California

WHY NATURE & ART?

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Nature classes hit the road.

We will be taking the nature classes and workshops on the road. School visits, parks, private events. If you would like to hold a nature event, class or workshop, please email: info@marghanita.com. (Prices see below)

Interactive Presentation Workshop:

These workshops are perfect for Early Learning Educators who are interested incorporating nature into their play and lessons.  In the two hour session, you will learn how to actively engage your class with fun nature based activities and crafts. These workshops are available at our Enchanted Garden Nature Centre or we can come to you. (Min 5 educators – Max 20 educators per session)

Prices:

Personal visit: Please email with your specific request, thank you.

School Visits:

A. Taking your class outdoors

B. Bringing nature into the classroom

C. Storybook related events:

(1) Nature based activities relating to the Orange Moon book series.

(2) Nature based activities relating to the Little Humbugs book series.

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Prices:

2 hr school visit – All Day visit: email for prices (includes all materials and handouts)

Private lessons  – Please email with your specific request, thank you.

Presentation and guest speaker:

Please email with your specific request to work out a suitable price, thank you.

NATURE BASED ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS TOO

Nature Art is not just for the children. I have been asked if I would run a few nature-based art classes for adults too. So I have decided to offer a few morning classes for adults wanting to De-stress and reconnect with nature. Classes can be private or small groups of 3 or 4.
Classes run from October until 10th Dec (a special Christmas Craft class) then continue in January until March. Classes will be held outside and inside, with a little yoga stretch to begin with and ending with a hot chocolate to warm us up.

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Dancing With The Flowers – Drawing & Painting Wildflowers

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Empowerment Pebbles

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Building Fairy Houses and Critter Homes

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Charity events……….

Building The Biggest Butterfly Girl Fairy House For  Charity 2010.

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Helping to raise awareness of the importance of nature in a child’s life.

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Watch the video:

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Looking forward to meeting you and having lot’s of fun outdoors. You must register first. Please email me: info@marghanita.com to register, thank you.