Dream up and develop your very own woodland creatures in a workshop that can only be described as magical! In this highly imaginative course, we create our very own woodland creatures–such as gnomes, fairies and sprites–out of papier mвchР‹, paint, felt, glue and glitter. Each day we discover different mystical creatures of the forest by reading folklore. Storytime inspires our art as we sculpt a giant toadstool, design fairy gardens with natural materials, and use clay to make a forest friend of our choosing. We also take daily nature walks to find treats the gnomes and fairies have left behind for us.
Katherine Bell has worked with communities in the Bay Area, South America, Minnesota and her hometown of Aspen, Colo., engaging children through art. She is currently the Children’s Program and Outreach Manager for Anderson Ranch Arts Center.