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LEARNING CONFERENCE

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2024

Zen Garden

Nature-based Arts
Workshop Conference

November 2024 in Springfield, MO

Featured Presenters & Workshops

Wild Arts Weaving the Wild

DETAILS

The Wild Arts Learning Conference is a unique opportunity for participants to engage with hands-on learning workshops, conducted by experts in the field of nature-based arts education, while also networking with fellow educators and learning about community-based resources.

10 workshops

4 evening presentations

This event is designed for educators and qualifies for the Wild Arts Learning Teacher Training Program, but is also open to the public.

CONFERENCE FEES

  • $975 - All-conference Access (limited to 25) plus free access to all recordings  

  • $475 - Recordings Only

  • Evening presentations are free and open to the public (limited seating)

NOTE: Because of the need to source materials and seating, registration for all in-person attendees must be paid for and reserved by October 1, 2024. For this same reason, refunds are not available after October, 1st.

WORKSHOPS

Available Workshops During the Conference

  • Wild Clay

  • Botanical Printing

  • Weaving the Wild

  • Art of Pressed Flowers

  • Pigments, Paints, Inks & Sticks

  • Nature Photography

  • Bonsai for Kids

  • Indigo

  • Natural Fiber Paper-making

  • Creating an Art Garden for fiber, dye, flowers, and more

 

SCHEDULE

Thursday, November 7

7:00 pm

6:30 pm - Welcome Presentation and Mixer hosted by the Wild Arts Learning Center

Friday, November 8

8am - 12:00 (break) 1:30pm - 5:00 pm (break) 6:30-8:30 pm

9:00 am - Wild Clay and Materials Literacy with Matt Levy (part 1)

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12:00 - Break for Lunch

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1:30 pm - Wild Clay (part 2)

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5:00 - Break for Dinner

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6:30 pm - Critical Impacts of Nature-based Education & Establishing and Art Garden with Justine Lines

Saturday, November 9

8am - 12:00 (break) 1:30pm - 5:00 pm (break) 6:30-8:30 pm

8:00 - Re-wilding education and wild materials basketry, Delia Fin

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12:00 - Break for Lunch

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1:30 - Wild materials basketry, continued

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5:00 - Break for Dinner

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6:30 - Conservation & Connection through Bonsai for kids with Ryan Neil

Sunday, November 10

8am - 12:00 (break) 1:30pm - 5:00 pm (break) 6:30-8:30 pm

8:00 - All Things Indigo with Bethany Joy

10:00 - Intro to Bonsai for kids with Ryan Neil

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12:00 - Break for Lunch

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1:30 - Pigments, Paints, Inks & Sticks with Cina Canada

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5:00 - Break for Dinner

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6:30 - TBA

Monday, November 11

9am - 12:00 (break) 1:30pm - 5:00 pm (break) 6:30-8:30 pm

9:00 - Plant and Mushroom fiber paper-making with Cara Snyder and Cina Canada

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12:00 - Break for Lunch

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1:30 - Nature Photography & Outting with Ronan Donovan at Dockly Ranch

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5:00 - Break for Dinner

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6:30 - Conservation and Connection through Photography with Ronan Donovan

Tuesday November 12

9am - 12:00 (break) 1:30pm - 5:00 pm (break) 6:30-8:30 pm

9:00 - Botanical Printing with Linda Illumanardi

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12:00 - Break for Lunch

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1:30 - Botanical Printing (cont.)

3:00 - Art of Working with Pressed flowers

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5:00 - Break for Dinner

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6:30 - How to Contextualize a Wild Arts Learning Curriculum for Your Learning Environment with Myke Gemkow

VENDORS

Wild Arts Learning Center

Nature-based Arts Learning

Firefly Nature School

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Rooted Adventure School

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SGF Art Museum

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Millsap Nature School

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Peapod Pre-School

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SGF Botanical Center

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Discovery Garden Montessori School

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Dockley Ranch

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