SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ART ON WEDNESDAYS OR FRIDAYSWITH A NEW LONGER CLASS TIME (4-5:30 pm):
Drawing From Great Lit: The Wind in the Willows, WEDNESDAYS
Learn important drawing and painting skills while listening to Christy read The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Michael Hague. Sail away with Mole, Ratty, Toad, Mr. Badger and Otter for artistic adventures on paper and explorations of the woods andwaterways of the Preserve.
Wednesdays, March 21-May 2, with a makeup class for any missed offered in May. (No class April 4th due to Spring Break.)
$240 for 6 weeks ($40 per class), all supplies included.
We will draw the live animals from Amphibian Foundation that live in our studio and create nature inspired art, also spending quality time outside after school. This class is ideal for the art student of elementary or middle school age who seeks skill building in drawing and painting and independent design.
3:30-5pm offered Wednesdays or Fridays, March 16th - May 11th
$320 for the eight-week session ($40 per class, all supplies included) with a make-up class in May for any missed.
Join us for inspiration and creativity in the field and studio. Our programs are designed to encourage freedom of expression and include time outside while learning classical art skills in a nurturing, small-group setting.
If you’re like me, you stay as local as possible on weekday evenings. That means back roads instead of highways and neighborhood dining instead of downtown destinations. Did you know that there’s even a back way to get to our local oasis, Blue Heron Nature Preserve? Most people know the main entrance is across from Pikes on Roswell Road, but the secret pathway to Blue Heron is on a much quieter street.
Next time you’re at Chastain Square, take a left onto Rickenbacker Drive. The road winds behind the Preserve and there is a short gravel pathway where you can park above and walk down to the parking lot. The Preserve is open every day from dawn to dusk, and we’re offering after school art and nature programs in this sunny place deep in the forest where kids can roam and birds can sing and turtles can sun on rocks and beavers can build dams and mica can sparkle in the creek and flowers can bloom. Blue Heron has created a little secret world in our neighborhood for all this to happen.
WON'T YOU JOIN US?
Creating nature-inspired art in the Burrow
What some of our pioneer parents have to say about after school art at Blue Heron...
"This is Charlotte's absolute favorite activity of the week!"
"Blue Heron is a TREASURE right nearby and my kids love their time with you there."
~Mary Claire Allvine
"Molly loves being a part of this class and smiled really big when I told her she gets to continue."
"Norah had a great time and I really liked all of the projects she created."
"I loved all of the art Scarlet brought home, and she LOVES her art time with you!"
"This is my favorite activity of the week!" ~Gia Brock, age 10
Autumn After School Art Class draws owls outside.
So proud of all the plant portraits created this fall!
Using three primaries to layer colors
Drawing what we see
Glowing Owl by Keya Patel
Our Outside Art Table
Pressed Leaf Collage
View from our outside art table
Playing in Nancy Creek on a warm winter day!
Drawing the turtles in oil pastel
Turtle by Scarlet Kirkland
Blue Herons fishing, Chinese Inkbrush by Molly Nameth