The Creative by Nature Center and this network exist as a place to delight in nature's beauty through art-making that softens the heart, awakens the senses, provides space for reflection and leaves a lasting impression. Here we celebrate co-creating with Earth, Air, Fire and Water. We infuse our time in nature with creativity that transforms our relationship to self, others and the Earth.
Learn more about Creative Nature Connection - a nature-based art practice for teachers, artists and anyone interested in awakening the power of creativity as a bridge for a deeper relationship with the living world.
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Commit to this exciting 21 day Creative by Nature ART BOOST and create your way into Spring. Reap the rewards of fresh creative confidence in drawing and water-media painting, deepened nature engagement and renewed energy. Learn to calm your mind, open your heart, ground into earth and create anywhere, anytime. Enjoy a fresh drawing and painting practice on your own schedule, close to home yet in community with others. Simple to learn techniques and quick activities (15-30 minutes per day, really!) will bring art making to life regardless of your experience.
For just $97, receive your a fresh activity every morning and be part of the Creative by Nature ART BOOST members-only on line community where you can share your experiences, post images, and ask questions. When you finish the course receive the ART BOOST book filled with more resources to support your creativity for years to come.
Some themes: Deep Listening, Flow, Beauty, Silence, Light & Shadow, Child’s Play, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Learn how to drop into a new setting to draw and paint sounds, textures, light play on leaves...letting your senses track pattern and movement as you intuitively feel into another life. Drawing and painting with nature is a simple and joyful way to awaken your creativity. Profound shifts in awareness, deepened nature engagement, and creative confidence in drawing and water media painting are just a few of the rewards.
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|Forest Light photo by Lisa Lipsett|
|Beautiful forest light in the Cortes Children`s Forest|
|Artist orientation with Sabine Mense Leader and Christine Robinson|
|Ruby working on her painting|
|My inspiration was forest light and shadow|
|Our favourite spot under the grandmother trees|
|Painting in the forest|
mixed media on wood
Beauty Muse: Painting in Communion with Nature.