Educating the Heart through Nature Art online program:
This 12 month course provides solutions for Educators, Parents and Organizations wishing to rediscover the joys of teaching and reconnect children with the natural world.
Throughout this program you will find creative activities, inspired play, and thoughtful exercise all designed to connect children to nature and teach them the art of life, the art of social and emotional learning, the art of biology, chemistry and geometry all through the art of nature.
We live in an increasingly technological world which sadly, is dominating our very existence.
Childhood has changed over the years and these changes are putting our children at risk. Today, an alarming amount of children suffer from mental health conditions and childhood obesity is at an all time high. This is partly due to a lack of play based learning, too much screen time and the lack of time spent in nature.
It has been proven that time spent in our natural environment is beneficial for the mind and body. This program is designed to bring the child back into nature where they learn, play and relax.
Educating the Heart through Nature Art is a circular program that follows a cycle that has no beginning and no end. Chapters are connected by a common denominator that allows sections to stand alone and be moved into different chapters if necessary. It is designed to work into any schedule, to accommodate seasons and weather, curriculums and circumstance.
Connecting the Child to Mother Earth’s Heart
Below you will find an outline of the 12 month program. If you are interested in registering, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.educatingheartnatureart.com
Chapter One: A Journey of Rediscovery – Nature is the Best Teacher
An introduction to the concepts behind the classes of the program.
Chapter Two: Rediscovering our connection
Instructors and students are introduced exercises to expand the creative mind by letting go of creative restrictions and embedded thought patterns.
Chapter Three: Sensing Nature – Connecting to Nature through the Senses.
Exploring all the senses through the four earth elements and connecting through sensory play.
Chapter Four: The Whole Child, Play
Exploring the interconnectedness of all things. Nurturing the connection between body, mind and spirit by engaging wonder, mindfulness and free, unstructured play.
Chapter Five: Creative Spaces -Outdoor Classroom, Hearth & Homes
The natural environment becomes a personal space. Children relax in and feel a sense of responsibility for the space they have created. Child led.
Chapter Six: The Magic of Gardening, Flowers and Land Art
The wonder of planting a seeds and making a garden space. Children gain the confidence to tackle big projects and work collaboratively as each child contributes to the whole.
Chapter Seven: Creativity and Nature in Art:
Finding inspiration in nature. Using natural objects found in nature to create art. Introducing famous artists and their work inspired by nature.
Chapter Eight: Storytelling and Creating Stories
Reading outdoors in the fresh air surrounded by nature offers a great multi-sensory, reading environment. Creating our own stories and understanding concepts through nature stories.
Chapter Nine: Nature Cultivates Gratitude
A celebration of life helps establish an attitude of gratitude. Connecting to Mother Nature’s heart and nurturing respect and a positive and peaceful outlook.
Chapter Ten: Trees
Spending time with trees and exploring who make homes in trees, and discovering all they provide.
Chapter Eleven: Stick Play
The mighty stick and best toy ever! Making creative, colorful dragonflies and snakes, bows and arrows, a world of creative play with sticks of all shapes, types and sizes.
Chapter Twelve: A Basket of Nature
Building a nature corner with natural items found in nature. Develops an awareness of the seasons and helps develop a sense of including nature in all areas of life.
Chapter Thirteen: Music, Dance and Yoga
Exploration of sound and movement in nature, through making sound and finding sound in nature. Connecting to yoga poses and exploring music and movement.
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