Upcoming Classes & Camps
Single Day Nature Camp- President's Day
Date: Monday, February 20
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Location: Leaven Community Center, 5431 NE 20th Ave., Portland, OR 97211
For: Children in grades 1 - 5
Together we will will explore the outdoors and learn about urban ecology through games and activities at Alberta Park, located just across the street from Leaven Community Center. We will learn about how animals stay warm in the winter by creating our own cozy space indoors. We will create nature inspired art together and may even get our hands dirty caring for the native plants in Leaven's Community Demonstration Garden. We will spend time outdoors rain or shine so please send your child(ren) with clothes that will keep them warm. Children will need to bring a lunch and water bottle. We will make healthy snacks together during our program.
Nature Art Classes
Dates: beginning April, dates TBD
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Students will explore the beautiful world around us through a variety of mediums. Together we will make our own journals to record our observations, create art using gathered materials as tools, explore creating our own inks and even dye some fiber with foraged materials. We will draw, paint, weave, and explore the world around us, be it a school yard, neighborhood, or city park. Together we will enhance our observational skills, learn to responsibly gather materials and encourage each others' wild, artistic spirits.