Join us during the heat of the day for a feast of colors, subjects and mediums inspired by Blue Heron Nature Preserve...
Christy will provide several CUSTOM material and virtual resources for you during the week. No dumbed down lessons for too young an age group (Teenagers need a little structure too). All age(s) and abilities are welcome, adults too!
No live events to miss! You contact us at the time that works for your family, allowing for free range of movement and a "non school" experience.
TO SIGN UP, please contact us or call Christy at 404 217-2021.
Paint Box Mystery Camps
This is a magical place. Our tried and true programs designed and led by Christy Knight have nurtured artists and naturalists of elementary and middle school ages for well over a decade. Campers return for fresh adventures each summer and many become counselors, enriching our programs with their experience. We focus on creating an engaging environment, quality projects and age-appropriate challenges.
This year, campers can find refuge on our art island, a hybrid camp that brings Christy and Blue Heron to you. Each professionally-tailored afternoon includes our signature mystery hunt, drawing process, and design immersion with plenty of room for independent discovery.
THEMES AND WEEKS FOR 2020:
June 15th-19th Yum-Yum Art! This week focuses on art projects inspired by the food we grow, prepare and eat. From pizza stones to salad stories, we'll experiment with mediums and recipes that look good enough to gobble up while learning about sustainable gardening practices and nutrition.
June 22nd-26th Night Creatures:Gather for stories around the camp fire with visits from nocturnal animals likecoyotes, bats, owls, frogs and fireflies. We’ll learn to use our senses as we explore mediums that capture light and color in the dark where magic awaits.
July 13th-17thArtful Nature Mapping:Take shelter on an art island where X marks the spot. We’ll track animals to treasure and study the features of the landscape, then create our own maps in both two and three dimensions.
July 20th-24thBotanical Art:Learn to draw and paint plantsof all shapes and sizes from an award-winning botanical artist.We’ll studythese green machinesup close at the Preserve and within art history while making a personal connection to the shading giants in our neighborhood.
Chilling at the Preserve
Drawing the turtles
Hide and Seek
Crossing the Creek!
Our Tipi in the Children's Garden
Please visit our Paint Box Mystery Classes and Camps page on Facebook to see more photos of our adventures. If you would like to be on our email list, pleaseCONTACT US.