Art Workshop for Educators, Parents and Day Care Providers

Creating artwork is a form of self-expression like no other. But how to keep lessons to young people fresh and inspiring has its challenges. In a one-day workshop by artist and art instructor Dawn Malosh, educators both formal and informal are encouraged to step out of the box and into nature. Outside activities improve children’s health, focus, productivity, creativity and sense of well-being. Participants will enjoy art-integrated educational activities that introduce children to the beauty, wonder and functions of nature and of art through creation, observation and discovery.

Malosh has nearly two decades of experience in the art and environmental education field. She has worked at various environmental and learning conservation centers including the world famous Biosphere 2. Regionally she has partnered with Environmental Concern Inc., Pickering Creek Audubon and Adkins Arboretum.

Presented by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and held at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, Maryland “Connecting Children to Nature Through Art: An Art Environmental Education Workshop for Teachers, Parent Educators and Day Care Providers” will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. Class cost is $55 for Arts Council members and $62 for nonmembers. Price includes resource material book “Connecting Children to Nature Through Art” Volume One by the instructor. The deadline for registration is September 23.

The Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD, Tuesday-Friday from 9am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410-758-2520, online, www.arts4u.info, or request via email at exhibit@arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts by connecting artists to audiences and the community to the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.

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