New Classes and Workshops
Autumn - Spring 2021/22
Enrollment is limited (6 students per class) due to Covid restrictions. Registration is now open.
Portraiture, Still Life, Food Photography, Architecture, Nature
Are covered in the workshop.
Sundays - 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
AUTUMN 2021: November 7, 14, 21, 28, and December 5th.
WINTER 2022: January 9, 16, 23, 30, and February 6th.
SPRING 2022: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3rd.
Thank you for celebrating our 10th year anniversary!
SUMMER 2021 is COMPLETE!
Thank you families! You helped make our summer successful. Creativity filled our 6 weeks and the children kept their hands busy stitching, painting, building, constructing and playing. As always, our helpers made it possible. As the climate changes, every summer we have faced higher temperatures. But as we adjust to the many challenges from the climate to Covid, the kids remain flexible and have handled the changes with ease.
Here is a snapshot of our 2021 camp experiences.
INDIGO NATURE ARTS SUPPORTS BLACK LIVES MATTER. OUR HEARTS, MINDS, EARS, EYES, AND ARMS ARE WIDE OPEN. WE WILL, AND WE DO, WELCOME YOU TO SPEAK, TEACH OR CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEARN ABOUT RACISM, TO GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING.
Indigo Nature Arts served children from 19 different schools in and around the Philadelphia area during our 2021 summer camp session.
The Big Backyard
Alexander Adaire Elementary School
Belmont Hills Elementary
CW Henry School
Germantown Friends School
Greene Street Friends School
Charles W. Henry Elementary
Independence Charter School
John S. Jenks School
Mastery Charter Thomas Campus
The Miquon School
Norwood Fontbonne Academy
Perelman Jewish Day School
Plymouth Meeting Friends School
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia
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 Arts serves families with children ages 5 to 12 years-old!
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.