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Quality Arts Programs with an Environmental Lens

Nature Consortium strives to enrich communities by providing access, exposure, and opportunity to quality arts programming where it’s needed most. We believe that everyone should have access to creative expression, a healthy environment, and pathways to excellence.

Nature Consortium’s EcoARTS Program offers a unique blend of arts and environmental education for youth and adults in King County. Our classes foster discovery and creativity while connecting students with the natural world. 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 EcoARTS Program offers lessons inspired by, made from, or created in nature.

We employ professional teaching artists who are passionate about their work. From visual art to gardening to music, our quality public and in-school programs augment student learning and expose them to artistic, environmental, and cultural experiences that enrich their lives. Nature Consortium’s EcoARTS curriculum is designed to increase students’ artistic skill, advance their environmental awareness, foster positive identity, and increase social competence.

Current Programs

EcoARTS Summer Camp – Exploring the intersection of arts and nature with youth ages 5 to 12. Each section of our program is designed to foster deep personal connections to nature and to the place we live. We will spend our days outside, honoring nature in our daily routines and celebrating the things that make Delridge, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest unique. Learn More

Summer Connections at High Point – This summer, Nature Consortium is partnering with Seattle Housing Authority to provide free, high-quality arts and environmental education to youth in the High Point housing community. Students will have the opportunity to attend summer camps, art classes, hiking trips, camping trips, the Arts in Nature Festival, and more. Learn More

Earth Project 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.

Drop-In Art Classes for Youth and Adults: Coming soon to Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle (Autumn 2015)

Bring Our Classes To You

Bring EcoARTS to your site or venue! We offer one-time and ongoing art programming for youth and adults throughout King County. To learn how you can hire our EcoARTS instructors, contact Yeggy Michael at yeggy@naturec.org or 206-923-0853.

Call for Teaching Artists

Nature Consortium’s EcoARTS program provides quality arts education with an environmental lens for youth and adults in West Seattle. We are currently looking for talented teaching artists (visual arts) with experience working with environmental concepts. Join us and foster the next generation of Eco-Artists!

Contact: Yeggy Michael yeggy@naturec.org / 206-923-0853

This program is supported by 4Culture

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