Children's Program

Code: K0101-23

    • Ages 6 - 8

Rooted in Nature

Jun 5 - 9, 2023

9AM - 3PM

Concept

Celebrate the beginning of summer right by rooting in nature and art making. We bring inspiration and materials from the outdoors into the art studio, and bring artistic creativity outside by exploring the flora and fauna found on Anderson Ranch’s campus and along adjacent trails. As a celebratory finale, we feature our variety of multimedia artworks from our week spent painting, printmaking, bookmaking, handbuilding with clay, and experimenting in an exhibition! Projects include a handmade nature journal, a collaborative painting made with recycled materials, a pressed flower crown, and more!

Faculty

Katie Smith

Katie Smith teaches art at Basalt Elementary School, where she served through ArtistYear, an AmeriCorps program that ensures all students have the opportunity to reap the social-emotional and academic benefits associated with arts learning. Prior to that, as a gallery assistant in Spokane, WA, Katie created an arts curriculum to encourage engagement with each exhibition. In addition to being a local art teacher, Katie is a Colorado native whose multimedia work explores mental health, connection with nature, and women’s rights.

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Join Waitlist for Rooted in Nature

Thank you for your interest in the waitlist. When space in a workshop or program becomes available, registration will open on the website. Everyone on the waitlist will be emailed to alert them of the opening. This ensures that everyone has an equal opportunity to register for the workshop or program.

Workshop Details

Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations. 

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.

 

Scholarships, College Credit & Discounts

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Discounts are available for students and teachers.

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