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Art Gone Wild

Youth Adventure Series (YAS): Art Gone Wild

Glacier Institute Staff

In this course, participants will learn to become keen observers of the natural world through various nature art and journaling activities.  We will encourage curiosity as we increase our awareness and appreciation for local natural resources.  All of our activities will be within walking distance of the Glacier Institute Field Camp.  In the morning, we will immerse ourselves in nature with a short hike into the woods.  Along the way, we will move slowly and give special attention to the plants, animals, birds, and insects that surround us.  On the way, our instructors will offer instruction on field journaling and sketching techniques.  After we have lunch at Field Camp, we will use watercolors to bring our sketches to life!

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM

Finish Time: 3:00 PM

Meeting Place: Glacier Park Field Camp Meeting Hall.  See campus map. 

What to Bring?

  • Day Pack
  • Warm Clothes
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Rain Gear
  • Change of Clothes and extra shoes
  • Full water bottle
  • Sack Lunch and Snacks
  • Paper and Pencil

Art Supplies: The Glacier Institute will provide all art supplies.

Activity Level:  We will hike less than 2 miles round trip at a leisurely pace, on and off trail through brush and over rocks with an elevation gain and loss of 100 feet.


9:00am – Introductions and Team Building Games

10:00am – Nature hike with G.I. Staff.  We will introduce nature journaling/sketching concepts on this hike as we use all of our senses to gain inspiration from the natural world.  We will have a snack     break along the way.

12:00pm – Lunch!

12:30pm – Everybody's it tag!

1:00pm – Using watercolors to bring our sketches to life!

2:00pm – We will use the rest of our day to create nature art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.

3:00pm – Depart.  See you next time!