Outside Art Lessons


Outside Art Lessons

With the integration of visual arts standards and inquiry-based environmental education, Outside Art programs and teacher resources encourage students to study, discover and communicate their understanding of nature through the art process.

Website: http://www.outsideartlessons.com
Location: Eastern Shore of Maryland
Members: 58
Latest Activity: Mar 18, 2017

Discussion Forum

How did your 2012 Let's G.O. (Get Outside) event go?!

We're so excited to hear about your April events! Please join the Let's G.O.! (Get Outside) group and post your stories and photos.Haven't heard of Let's G.O.! yet? It's not too late!Everyone can…Continue

Started by Daniella (Donna) Drader Apr 17, 2012.

Outside Art in the Winter

There are many fun and unique art activities that can take place outside in the winter too. Here are a few of my favorites:1. snow sculptures-like snowmen, but creating other creatures from snow and…Continue

Started by Dawn Malosh Dec 29, 2011.

Great Lesson on Botany from Smithsonian

I just wanted to share this great resource with all of you who are interested in integrating art and nature education. Enjoy! -Dawn

Started by Dawn Malosh May 30, 2011.

Nature Journaling - Science meets art 4 Replies

Hi , in our programs we promote nature journaling as a tool for schools, we are environmental educators who work in bushland conservation as well so we encourage journalling to get the kids outside…Continue

Started by Kylie Robertson. Last reply by Tracy Schauberger Apr 21, 2011.

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Comment by Thomas Neppl on June 13, 2016 at 11:57am

Hello everyone! I'm new to this group and look forward to reading the discussions to-date and hopefully cultivating a future exchange of ideas with you all. I'm a practicing Landscape Architect (I design camps) and a university lecturer with an interest in children, youth and the environment as well as STE(A)M programming at camp. 

Thought I'd share an article from Camping Magazine, related to my (and possibly your) interests - Nature Noticing Excursions

Comment by Kelli Carmack on June 22, 2013 at 6:51pm

Hello everyone!  I would like to pass along a program that I am launching that may be of interest to you.  Please check out The 7th Generation School at www.7thgenerationschool.com.

I spent many years as a teacher working with at-risk youth as well as those diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders.  I have also recently been a wilderness guide/substance abuse counselor for a wilderness treatment center for young adults.  For many years I have been formulating this program out of my constant question, "What can I do?"  This program is my answer and humble offering to the planet. 

The 7th Generation School is a supplementary program (to a regular or homeschool curriculum) that not only connects youth with the natural world around them but also with the natural world that exists within them.  It is a therapeutic wilderness program (and more) for youth who need something more than what the schools offer.  Our intention is to provide a holistic and eco-centered supplement to our youth so that they may become their vision and purpose in the world.

I hope we get to connect soon!

Comment by Suz Lipman on June 1, 2012 at 9:18am

I'm sorry to report that a C&NN Connect member has sent inappropriate messages to members of this group. That member has been suspended.

Comment by yani on September 23, 2010 at 6:21pm
@Dawn - its was very interesting to know about activities ......with black paint n paper.....

@Jennifer - its was also very nice and inspiring to get to know of the nature plays....

I would like to discuss with both of u about them....

We do SIRAGUVIRI (spread your wings) - Eco Art Workshops for children.... I am yet working on the blog.... hence will post once its done...

Thanks for all the sharing

Comment by Dawn Malosh on September 21, 2010 at 4:42am
aesome ideas, Jennifer! One of my favorite activities is your land art one. I love taking the kids on a nature hunt and then arranging the objects according to different design aesthetics like line, shape, texture, color, etc. This is a great organizing activity for preschool level. Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Jennifer Kable on September 20, 2010 at 7:59pm
Hi everyone, I'm a preschool teacher from Australia and I'm really interested in taking play outside - including art so look forward to being a member of this group. I thought you might be interested in some of the things we have been doing this year with our kids in the bush:

land art @

Collecting clay in the bush to create sculptures @

charcoal drawings in the bush @

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