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Artist Boat Winter Eco-Art Camps: Registration Now Open

Artist Boat Winter Eco-Art Camps

Registration Now Open

Last Updated: December 9, 2021 by Artist Boat | Trip Planning, Nature, Events, Birding


During the holidays, sometimes it is necessary to get the kids out of the house for a little while. What better place to send them than to explore the wilds of the West End at Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve?

Kids at Coastal Heritage Preserve
Coastal Heritage Preserve Artist Boat

Art meets science in Artist Boat’s 2021 winter day camp sessions. Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with the creation of Eco-Art and exploration of Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve. Each camper will create high quality art projects and explore like a young naturalist. Each day features a different theme, so you can come for one or come for all!

Sessions are limited to 12 participants. Our Winter Eco-Art camps are designed for kids aged 5 through 10 years old. Please send your camper with a sack lunch and some snacks. Each session is $45 and takes place between 9am and 4pm.

Registration is open! To register, please visit www.artistboat.org/eco-art-camps

See below for our schedule and description of each camp:

Watercolor Painting at Coastal Heritage Preserve
Watercolor Painting at Coastal Heritage Preserve Artist Boat

Monday, December 20th: Paint like Van Gogh

Van Gogh was famous for his plein air landscape paintings. Students will get to learn more about the famous artist, and experience the joys of painting landscapes outdoors and making nature journals.

Tuesday, December 21st: Watch it Bloom!

There are so many bright colorful blooms to discover on land and sea! Students will learn about flowers on the prairie, corals in the ocean and make colorful, blooming projects of their own!

Wednesday, December 22nd: Keep Our Seas Plastic Free

Marine Debris is one of the biggest problems our world’s oceans are facing today! Students will beautify a bucket for Galveston beaches and participate in a marine debris art contest.

Monday, December 27th: Shark Mania

Chomp! We love to learn about sharks! We will get familiar with the common sharks of the Gulf of Mexico. Students will make a shark head plaster sculpture, watercolor paint, and dissect a shark.

Tuesday, December 28th: Fun Fishing Adventure

Spend the day fishing with us! We will learn different fishing techniques like how to seine, throw a cast net, and go crabbing! Students will also learn the ancient art of fish printing and dissect a perch.

Wednesday, December 29th: Big Birding Adventure

We’ll provide the binoculars. There is no shortage of birds to see here and participants will explore and paint like John James Audubon. Students will bring home a bird portrait painting and a bird house.

Thursday, December 30th: Wacky Wetlands

Do you like to play in the mud? Join us for an exciting day of exploring the creatures and features of coastal wetlands. Students will get to cast animal tracks and make their own clay tile casting.

Friday, December 31st: Party on the Prairie

Celebrate the new year with a party on the prairie! Students will get to explore our Coastal Heritage Preserve, make a landscape painting, and bake their own personal pizza.

To register, please visit www.artistboat.org/eco-art-camps


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Artist Boat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of the coastal margins and marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve currently encompasses a 690 acre conservation area on West Galveston Island. Artist Boat’s goal is to preserve and restore 1,400 contiguous acres from beach to bay. The conservation area is one of the largest unfragmented, single-owner, undeveloped properties of its kind on Galveston Island.

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