Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Have you been to Fairland Regional Park?

This is a Get To Know SUPER SITE with many spaces in which to explore nature with your family. Get outdoors and enjoy exploring our local environment. Create a piece of visual art, write a poem, take photographs or sing a song and enter our contest at Get To Know contest


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Looking for a FUN children's art and Nature project?

We are always looking for NEW FUN arts activities for families who are looking to Get To Know nature!

Nature Weaving
Follow the link above to see the simple steps to create these amazing weavings!
Thanks craftiments.
Don't forget to enter your artwork in the 2014 Prince Georges County Get to Know contest at:
get-to-know enter here

Friday, May 9, 2014

Report Back on Kickoff

Chicago Artist Alpha Bruton reports on her experience of creating a site specific installation with Prince Georges county students at the GTK 2014 Kickoff.

2014 Get To Know Kick-Off Fun!

Let the Art and Nature begin!

2014 Get To Know Kickoff at the Nature Center at Watkins Regional Park!
Students from Northwestern High School, Paint Branch Elementary School and Rosa Parks Elementary School were welcomed to the event with GTK backpacks, drawing pads, pencils and PEPCO swag!  

Artists Penny Gamble-Williams, Joe Holliman, Gary Coltrane, Lee Ranta, Alpha Bruton and Larry Jones, in collaboration with county Naturalists offered exciting Art and Nature activities in the natural setting.

Students worked with the natural materials of the environment and created, Talking Sticks, Bird Sculptures, Drawings, Photographs
and a site specific installation.
The students arrived from their schools
and entered our outdoor classroom.
They departed more connected with nature and their creativity then when the arrived.