Workshops In & Around Tucson
On-line Registration  starts July 30. 

Classes start in September.

New classes and workshops start in September and are held at Pima County Natural Resource sites and parks, including - Desert Discovery Center - west of Tucson (DDC), Canoa Ranch - south of Tucson (CR) and Cienega Creek Natural Preserve - east of Tucson (CCNP). 

To Register for classes click on: Pima County-Activities and search by class name, code or instructor name.

Art As a Way of Knowing the Sonoran Desert
Instructor: Dr. Lee Ann Woolery
Engage your senses - listen, touch, observe - while walking among 100 year-old saguaros at Desert Discovery Center,  or mesquite bosque at Canoa Ranch or perennial streams in riparian areas at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve.

Engage your creativity - draw, paint and write the desert’s story, it's patterns, gestures and codes with guided instruction in Art-Based Perceptual Ecology methods taught by ABPE pioneer, Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, ecologist and artist. Learn about the flora and fauna in this unique desert biome and how to translate these place stories to a visual language. No art experience necessary. Choose a 3-week class ($150) (new material introduced each week) or a 1/2 day workshop ($65). Materials fee payable at first class- $10 for 3-wk class or $5 for 1/2 day workshop, or bring your own materials. For a detailed schedule click here.

‘Forest Bathing’ Among Giant Saguaros
Instructor: Dr. Lee Ann Woolery
Go to the Forest. Walk slowly. Breathe. Open all your senses. This is the way of Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing, the healing power of simply being in the forest. Research has shown many health benefits of spending time in nature including: lower stress and reduce blood pressure, improve concentration, and increase energy. For centuries artists working in nature have expressed a sense of 'being one' with the natural world and experiencing the mental state of 'flow'.

Walk among ancient saguaros at Desert Discovery Center. Connect with the energy of the place through breath work and guided art-based mindfulness instruction taught by Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, ecologist and artist.

Engage your creativitydraw, paint and write your Forest Bathing experience. No art skills necessary. 1/2 day workshop ($65). Materials fee payable at first class ($5), or bring your own materials.  For a detailed schedule click here.


All artwork and photos on this page copyright L.A. Woolery.