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Adkins Arboretum Offers Outdoor Art Programs for Kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD—APRIL 20, 2011)

This May at Adkins Arboretum, two unique offerings for children will teach aspiring young artists to explore and learn about the natural world.

In Outside Art Adventures for Kids, children in grades 1–5 will learn how to draw, sketch, sculpt and paint plants, trees, bugs, birds, animals and much more. Projects for this exciting eco-art class include nature sketching, animal sculptures, ink painting, nature prints, watercolor painting and plein air painting. The three-session program is offered Sundays, May 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The fee is $45 for members, $50 for the general public.

In Eco-Art Kids, young artists in grades K–3 will have opportunities to explore with natural materials while expressing themselves creatively. Projects in this discovery-based art and nature class include nature prints, mud painting, earth art, nature sculptures and fiber weaving. The three-session program is offered Sundays, May 8, 15 and 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. The fee is $45 for members, $50 for the general public.

Both programs will be led by professional artist and art educator Dawn Malosh, founder of Outside Art Programs (www.outsideartlessons.com). Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.adkinsarboretum.org, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Photo: Artist and art educator Dawn Malosh will lead two outdoor art programs at Adkins Arboretum this May. Visit www.adkinsarboretum.org to register or for more information.