Blue Ridge Center
for environmental stewardship
preserve ~ experience ~ enjoy

*Seeing Nature/an Art Class for Kids

  • May 09, 2014
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Mountain View Farm

Mountain View Farm is offering Art Classes at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship:

To register or for more info, please contact Shawna,, 571-271-2136.

Class: Seeing Nature | An Art Class for Kids

Duration: 8 weeks (March 28 through May 16)

Day: Friday

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Ages: 5 - 8

Class size: 1-10 students

Location: Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

Instructor: Maria Nicklin, illustrator and graphic designer, owner of Furyworks Productions

Fee: $65.00 per student for the 8-week session; $12.00 per student for one class/drop-in. Materials included.

Note: Kids encouraged to bring an oversized shirt to wear to protect clothing.

10% of all proceeds generated from this class will be donated to BRCES

Description: Each week the students will look closely at something from nature (either the actual specimen or photographs), for example: A species of butterfly, bird, farm animal, woodland tree or farm-raised plant, insect, etc. The kids will share their ideas about what they see and what they know about each subject.


Activity No. 1: They’ll make a drawing and notes of what they see  in their journal each class. Students will decorate the front cover of their journal during the first class. Students who do not make it to the first class will be given a blank journal to use and decorate when they have time.


Activity No. 2: Kids will make or decorate something fun or practical that they can use again at home. The object from nature that they study at the beginning of the class will be integrated into the project.

To register or for more info, please contact Shawna DeWitt,, 571-271-2136.

Dates and Activities for the 8-WEEK SESSION are as follows:


March 28, The Journal Cherry Trees & Blossoms Block Printing

April 4, Burlap Pencil Bag Jonquils & Honey Bees Sewing, Stenciling

April 11, Painted Herb Planter Rosemary & Bluebirds Painting, Planting

April  18, Craftsman’s Apron Frogs & Bluebells Design, Fabric Printing

April 25, Tiny Puppet Stage Walnut Trees & Cardinals Construction, Design, Painting

May 2, Puppet Characters Rabbits & Carrots Drawing, Painting, Cutouts

May 9, Placemat or Bag Cows & Alfalfa Printmaking, Sewing

May 16, Cookie Decorating Sunflowers & Butterflies Design 


Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

11661 Harpers Ferry Rd.

Purcellville, VA  20132



The Blue Ridge Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by donations

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