Thursday, August 29, 2019

Art in Nature, Color The Preserves Coming to Crabtree Nature Center September 15, 2019


During Art in Nature at Crabtree Nature Center, Experience Art and Nature and How They Connect!

Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington will be even more colorful and vibrant on September 15, 2019 during Art in Nature, Color the Preserves. The event will feature local artists, artist demos and family activities centered around art and nature in the breathtaking and tranquil setting of Crabtree Nature Center. From 11AM-3PM on September 15, we will be reflecting the beauty of nature in art!



Families engaging in art experiences in the stunning nature of Crabtree Nature Center during Art in Nature. Image credit Artistic Journeys.
Families engaging in art experiences in the stunning nature of Crabtree Nature Center during Art in Nature. Image credit Artistic Journeys.

Creative Art Experiences for Families -- in Nature!

Art in Nature has been organized by local artist Carol Foster of Artistic Journeys. Artist demo experiences will feature watercolor, pastels, jewelry, oil, portraiture, palette knife and more. Activities for families will include Finetec Metallic Watercolor with Dick Blick of Schaumburg, coloring emergency vehicles with C.E.R.T., making nesting balls with The Wildbird Shack, weaving cattails, sculpting with clay, drawing where you have enjoyed art and nature, creating a community mural and more. Barrington Area Library will also be guiding a story time.


Plein air art at Art in Nature at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington, IL
Plein air art at Art in Nature. Image credit Artistic Journeys.
Artists demos at Art in Nature, Color the Preserves will include palette knife by Carol Foster, oil pastels by Fran Mazur, oil painting by  Tom Henrichsen, watercolors by Kathie Stevens, plein air art by Lisa Riedl, portrait art by Michael Latala, pastels by reference by Sherrie Fowler, oil from reference by Julie Janzen and a jewelry demo by Deana Rose. Grupo Folklorico Quetzal and Mark Domanico will be providing musical and dance entertainment. A fun time to experience local art and explore items for purchase!


Perusing local art in nature! Image credit Artistic Journeys.
Perusing local art in nature! Image credit Artistic Journeys.

Help Local Charity Lizzy's Fund Help Local Senior Dogs:

Lizzy's Fund is a local charity that helps local senior dogs get the help that they need with success stories including helping seniors in shelters receive the traditional or alternative care while on the road to finding their forever homes. Additionally, Lizzy's helps seniors live out what ever time they have remaining in a place of love and support. Lizzy's Fund will be at Art in Nature and will be hosting face painting for kids. Additionally, several talented artists have donated paintings for a silent auction to benefit Lizzy's Fund. Take a peek:



The Wildbird Shack of Mount Prospect will have a table with items crafted and produced in the Midwest including their own blend of bird seed, local honey, bird houses, garden art poles, garden spoon art and more. Additionally, The Wildbird Shack will make nesting balls with families and be able to answer birding questions. A great combination of art and nature!


Here I am sitting with the Garden Art Poles at The Wildbird Shack.
Here I am sitting with the Garden Art Poles at The Wildbird Shack.
The Wildbird Shack will be bringing local honey harvested in Crystal Lake for purchase:




Visit me!

I am thrilled to share that A Little Time and A Keyboard will also be attending. I will be working on
"Where have you found art and nature on your travels?" Families will be encouraged to draw where they have discovered art and nature or even both together using chalk and/or oil pastels. I also will have some nuggets from my trips and I would love recommendations of hidden treasures to visit!


Playing with oil pastels and chalk with A Little Time and a Keyboard at Art in Nature at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington, IL
Playing with oil pastels and chalk!


Art in Nature is a FREE event! There will be locally made art in all shapes and sizes for purchase, so this is a GREAT time to get some of that gift shopping done while supporting LOCAL.


Art in Nature, Color The Preserves Coming to Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington, Illinois September 15, 2019 featuring local artists from the Chicago suburbs and encouraging families to experience art and nature and where they connect.

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