Art As a Way of Knowing - Workshops In & Around Tucson, AZ
Registration starts April 2nd.  Classes start in May.

New classes and workshops start in May 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 code or instructor.

Art As a Way of Knowing the Sonoran Desert
Instructor: Dr. Lee Ann Woolery
Engage your senses - breathe, listen, touch, observe- while walking among 100 year-old saguaros at Desert Discovery Center,  or mesquite bosque at Canoa Ranch and riparian areas at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve. Engage your creativity - draw, paint and writethe desert’s story in this mini-course 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 in multiple art mediums. New material is introduced each week in the 5-week and 3-week classes.  No art experience necessary. Chose this class as a 5-week class or 3-week class. Or choose a 1/2 day workshop. Materials fee payable at first class- $15 (5-wk class) $10 (3-wk class or ½ day workshop) or bring your own materials.

Class Code     Location        Dates                          Time                             Fee
8933                  CR                     Sun 7/7                      8:00–11am             $65- 1/2 day workshop
8936                  DDC                Tue 7/16                    8:00–11 am           $65- 1/2 day workshop
8937                  CCNP             Tue 7/30                    8:00–11 am            $65- 1/2 day workshop

‘Forest Bathing’ Among Giant Saguaros
Instructor: Dr. Lee Ann Woolery
Go to the Forest. Walk slowly. Breathe. Open all your senses. This is the healing way of Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing, the restorative power of simply being in the forest. Research has shown many health benefits of spending time in nature and for centuries artists, while working in nature have expressed a sense of being one with the natural world. Walk among 100 year-old saguaros at Desert Discovery Center next to Saguaro National Park West. Engage your creativitydraw, paint and write your Forest Bathing experience with guided art-based mindfulness instruction taught by Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, ecologist and artist. No art skills necessary. Materials fee payable at first class- $10 (3-wk class or ½ day workshop) or bring your own materials.

Class Code      Location      Dates                          Time                            Fee
8945                   DDC               Sun 7/6                      8 am-11 am              $65- 1/2 day workshop
8946                   DDC               Tue 7/9                      8 am-11 am               $65- 1/2 day workshop


 

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