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Community-Based Programs: 2023

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GIVE+TAKE: NATURE-BASED ART

Dee Robertson

Ages 12-15

TU, 4:30-6:30pm

Jan 3- March 21

River City Middle School

 

We’ll take resources from nature to create art, while thinking of ways to give back to nature through collaboration and art. 

 

Go on walks on school grounds to explore and collect materials. Projects include making your own art supplies, like paintbrushes, pigments, and paper from natural materials, as well as reimagining the green space around the school.

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FUNCTIONAL CERAMICS: FROM PLANTING TO EATING

Joy McMillian + Shannon Leighty

Ages 12-19

5:30-7pm

April 17- May 22

Fonticello

 

Join us in making connections between ceramic arts, plant cultivation, and food justice!

 

Participants will work outside at Fonticello Food Forest and learn various skills of hand building with clay while thinking about our relationship to nature through creativity.

This program is FREE for Richmond participants thanks to a generous Positive Youth Development grant from The City of Richmond.

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CHIMBO GARDEN CLUB

Cidney "Birdie" Oleniacz

K-5

W, 3:30-5pm

Nov 16- Jan 25

Chimborazo Elementary School

 

We’ll take resources from nature to create art, while thinking of ways to give back to nature through collaboration and art. 

 

Go on walks on school grounds and Chimborazo Park to explore and collect materials. Projects include making your own experimental nature paintings, ceramic arts, and collaborative painting on the Garden Wall at the school. This program is FREE for students thanks to generous grants from CultureWorks and Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

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GIVE + TAKE: NATURE-BASED ART

Cidney "Birdie" Oleniacz

K-5

TU, 3:30-5:30pm

Jan 3- Feb 7

Westover Hills Elementary School

 

We’ll take resources from nature to create art, while thinking of ways to give back to nature through collaboration and art. 

 

Go on walks on school grounds to explore and collect materials. Projects include making your own experimental nature paintings, ceramic arts, and collaborative painting. This program is FREE for students thanks to generous grants from Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

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