Quality Arts Programs with an Environmental Lens

Nature Consortium’s Eco Arts Program offers a unique blend of arts and environmental education in Seattle. Our classes foster discovery and creativity while connecting students with the natural world in their neighborhoods and beyond. For some students, that means unleashing creativity they didn’t even know they had. For others, it means digging into the ground and holding an earthworm for the first time.

The Eco Arts Program offers lessons inspired by, made from, or created in nature
to teach 21st century skills to people of all ages.

We employ professional teaching artists who are passionate about their work. From visual art to gardening to music, our quality out-of-school programs augment students’ education while also exposing them to artistic, environmental, and cultural experiences that enrich their lives. Curriculum is designed to increase students’ artistic skill, advance their environmental awareness, foster positive identity, and increase social competence. 

Serving Low Income Youth in Southwest Seattle

Nature Consortium strives to enrich communities by providing accessible arts programming where it’s needed most. We strive to serve low-income and at-risk communities in an effort to address systemic inequities, with the belief that everyone should have access to creative expression, a healthy environment, and pathways to excellence.

Public Programs

*NEW* EcoArts at Seola Gardens
– Youth grades K-3 in the White Center/Highline area can participate in positive, collaborative visual art classes after school. Explore art through an environmental and social justice lens, culminating in a class presentation for friends and family. No experience necessary! Thursdays, 3-6pm starting January 22 at Seola Gardens community room. View Registration Form

In-School Programs

Garden Arts at Pathfinder K-8 School
– Led by teaching artist Tara Migliore, each student at Pathfinder engages in grade-appropriate lessons about healthy food, gardening, nature, and art. Students learn to grow, harvest, and cook organic food in the Pathfinder garden.

Eco Arts at Southwest Interagency Academy – This program augments the school’s limited resources by providing high-quality arts programming after school. High school students at Interagency Academy earn school credit while learning about art through an ecological and social justice perspective and developing a portfolio.

Bring Our Program to You

We also offer one-time and ongoing classes on a fee-for-service basis at community centers and libraries around King County. To bring our program to your site, please contact Carol Williams at for more information.

Group Activities for Youth and Adults

Bring your group of students, co-workers, or friends for a private and customized Eco Arts activity in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Choose from our menu of activities including arts activities, nature hikes, forest restoration, live music, and team building exercises. Learn more by following the links below.

For schools and community groups: Urban Forest Explorations
For business: Outdoor Team Building (coming soon)