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2017 Art In Nature Summer Camp - Full

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July 17-21, 2017



Date: Monday through Friday July 17 - July 21


Time: 9:00am-3:00pm


Cost: $210.00 per camper, includes $50.00 nonrefundable registration deposit.


Ages: Ages 9-13. Maximum 20 campers.



In July Leach Botanical Garden will be transformed into a self-contained art studio for summer day campers ages 9-13. The Garden’s diversity of plant and animal species, various micro-climates and intriguing geologic clues to the past, lends it to a wide range of artistic inspiration.

While exploring all areas of the Garden, campers will fine-tune their observation and recording skills. Studying nature while exploring the Garden influences art projects such as drawing, sculpture, weaving and more! Of course there will also be plenty of time for games! On the final day of camp, family and friends will be treated to an art show!


About our Instructors:

Jane Nash received a BFA from Stratford College in Danville, Va. and attended graduate school in fine art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has consistently worked in the field of art her entire life, both teaching and painting. She is an art teacher and loves teaching both adults and children. She's taught for many years and has developed a way of teaching that promotes self-expression and freedom rather than a “correct” way to paint and draw. She is a partner in Fun with Tom and Jane, a business which goes into Assisted Living Facilities and provides arts and crafts projects for seniors. She teaches at Leach Botanical Garden, which gives artists of all ages an opportunity to experience the beauty of the Garden and the experience of being creative within it.


Thomas McCarley received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Georgia. He was an adjunct professor in the continuing education department of Trinity College in Washington, DC teaching classes in increasing student self-esteem and developing art programs for inner city schools without art instruction.  Thomas also taught grantsmanship courses in the MBA program at Boston’s Lesley University. A recently relocated New Yorker, Thomas has partnered with Jane to run a company called Fun with Tom & Jane that brings arts & crafts projects to seniors in Memory Care facilities throughout Portland. This accomplished ceramicist’s thrown and carved pottery has been shown in New York art galleries, museums and national and international competitions.




Register by phone or for more information: Call 503-823-1671, then mail in Camp Registration / Health Form with payment or pay over the phone. Registration is not complete until payment and all forms have been received. Payment can be made by credit card over the phone or mail in a check.

Online Registration: Payment can be made by paypal. To complete registration form, download Camp Registration and Health Form, fill out and mail back to: Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave., Portland OR 97236

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds minus a $50.00 registration fee will be given for camps cancelled 22 days or more by participants before the start of the camp. No refund given after 22 days or fewer.

Questions: Education Coordinator, at 503-823-1671 or jjenkins(at)leachgarden.org