heart + spirit
heart + spirit provides children at home, fun and engaging activity courses to stay busy, inspired, balanced and connected! And the good news is, the entire family can take part in the activities if they like!
Indigo Nature Art's founder Kim Soles developed heart and spirit to meet children in an authentic, imaginative and heart-loving manner. Due to the recent closing of schools, she has made heart + spirit courses available for children to participate at home. The course offers hands-on, thought provoking and media free activities, designed to reach the mind and heart of the child as they navigate this unusual time in history.
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Student Work from heart + spirit at home!
Peace Came Over is a story I wrote and illustrated. It's now available as an Ebook ($5.99), and is also available in hard/soft cover. I've read and shared Peace Came Over with hundreds of kids over the years.
The story is about what it might be like if Peace came to visit and what it might feel like if Peace came to stay. It leads us to where Peace lives in each of us. The Italian, German, French and Spanish translation of the poem Peace Came Over can be found following the English illustrated version in the back of the book. (Click the book to take you to the link for purchase from Blurb.com).
Indigo Nature Art's meets it's 9th year at the start of a new decade!
This summer we provide our yearly Sassafras Camp for kids 6-12-years-old, along with two delicious weeks of Culinary Kids, the welcomed return of the Magical World of Faeries and Gnomes, and our Music Jam Camp with Raji Malik! Our last 2 weeks will be held at The Cedars House in the Northwest section of the Wissahickon!
Registration is NOW open.
Indigo Nature Arts provides programming that takes place amongst some of Philadelphia's enchanting and exceptional natural landscapes. Children unplug from the technological and competitive world, and engage within natural environments.
Indigo Nature Arts encourages the freedom to discover through play and creativity. In turn, children naturally develop valuable skills at their own pace.
Art and photography classes, yearly summer camps, and winter programming offer opportunities for children to "be" in nature, and truly experience the transformation of the seasons.
Children are supported to visually and physically express themselves. Thoughtful guidance and love, nurtures growth and healthy development.
Documenting the rich experiences the children have over the years tells the story of Indigo Nature Arts. Please take a moment and browse the gallery by clicking the image above.
Listening to children tell their stories helps them to feel at ease. Children are eager to share their experiences, even the imaginary ones! Developing patience to listen to one another leads to tolerance. It helps children to discover more about their peers and friendships develop.
When the mind, body and spirit are fully engaged in physical activity and hands-on exploration, the magic of invention happens. Wonder and surprise helps the child to blossom.
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright
Indigo Summer Camp is in its 9th year serving families with children between the ages of 5-12 years-old.
Camp is held primarily outdoors in a forest setting, and offers
remarkable and diverse landscapes for exploration. Professional, loving, intuitive teachers and counselors offer respectful care and knowledge.
Indigo Nature Arts camp runs on the belief that summertime is for play-time and down-time. We create a community environment where the children enjoy simple, yet memorable adventures, such as scouting for frogs, toads and snails, investigating insects in the meadow, exploring and playing at the creek, and hiking the trails in the Andorra Natural Area.
Child-led play, minute-morning-mediation, mini-healing herbs lessons, handwork, imaginative nature-based art projects, painting, drawing, and natural science, weave together practical programming.