Nature Art – Sensory Play

Today’s focus was on Trees – colour, texture, shape, leaves, seeds… We began down at the lake – bark rubbing Elise is one of the special needs students I am fortunate to be working with this year. We learn together through nature play! We then headed back up to the wooded area at the back of the garden, gathering fallen …

Nature Art Therapy

During our one to one nature art therapy sessions – I have the privilege of playing and creating, learning and growing with this beautiful child. Elise is one of my special needs students that I am working with this year. I cannot express the joy she is gifting me as we get creative with nature. Playful Sensory Experiences Yesterday, our …

TAKE A BREAK FROM TECHNOLOGY

It’s the weekend – time for me to Unplug! Why not take a break from technology and spend sometime in nature this weekend. I have selected a few videos and posts to inspire…. Even in the city we can get intimate with nature – watch the video: Take a hike – visit your local regional park – watch the video: …

The Joy of Learning – Butterly Love

Butterfly Love – this is one of my favourite workshops where we become butterflies – a creative journey exploring the life cycle of a butterfly through music, art and drama. Here I am with my beautiful daughter dancing wild and free down at the beach lastnight As soon as you put on the wings – something magical happens! Can’t wait …

The Joy of Learning

Dearest Marghanita, When I first started the Nature Art online program I wanted to reconnect with nature and the inner child hidden in me. Moreover, as a young educator I was at that time, I did not know from where to start the teaching process. Following each and every chapter of your program I get to know myself better and …

ALIVE

Deep within the soul, we know that we are part of nature There is a longing to flow with the river of life; to be nourished by Mother Earth’s music and poetry…. Be wild and free, embrace what is real – go barefoot, listen to the birdsong, play in the water, dance with the wind, feel the love, breathe in …

FRIDAY FOREST FUN – Bows and Arrows

Nature and Art are essential for the developing child The exercises we follow in our nature program are designed to engage mind, body and spirit, which in turn helps the child, grow into a whole being. The spirit needs to be recognized, nourished, encouraged; the imagination needs space and seeds of wonder to nurture, and the body needs fresh air …

Deeply Rooted – We Are One

When we reawaken to the wonders of nature, we feel a new lease of life. We begin to feel happier and healthier. “We Inter-breath with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body” – Thich Nhat Hanh As our love affair (intimacy) with the natural world deepens, so too, does our understanding of …

Wire Bird Sculptures

In this workshop we investigate two wonderful sculptors. Wire bird sculptor Cecilia Smith and American sculptor, Alexander Calder – known as the originator of the mobile. We Protect What We Love We talked about the birds we liked, some of the students had favourites. We shared stories about some of the birds that have enriched our lives. In this creative exploration we used the wire as …