Since ancient times, artists have listened to the call of nature and taken inspiration from the magical wilderness of earth and space. In this fun and unique art class, students will travel across diverse, beautiful habitats and then up through the galaxies- with a paintbrush, a canvas, and a dream. As inspiration, students will be introduced to a variety of nature, landscape and planetary art, from inspirational, contemporary artists to famous artists throughout history. Given the opportunity to experiment with different and new materials, and with the emphasis on three-dimensional and textural art, students will then create their own natural beauties. Imagine glassy blue oceans and cascading waterfalls or glow-in-the-dark comets bursting through space. Adventuring with a variety of techniques, students will also discover the fundamentals of composition, layering and creating focal points. Children will then use paint, wood, modeling pastes, collage materials and found objects to create original pieces of Earth Art- gardens, landscapes and habitats, and Sky and Space Art- all the beauty above, planets and galaxies. While creating their own masterpieces, kids will be able to explore and discover art as a way to express their feelings, be creative, and develop their skills, as well as their confidence. We celebrate the artist in every person - on earth and in space!