Art with Nature (NEW)

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Using nature as both muse and medium, students unleash their creativity in this nature arts program.  We'll explore patterns, symmetry and colour. A hands-on, collaborative program that encourages social emotional learning to build personal connections to the natural world. Make some time before the program to collect your natural materials. More info below.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00

Fee: Regular price: $150
Canadian schools and groups will pay in Canadian dollars (CAD).
American and other international schools and groups will pay in US dollars (USD)
* HST/GST will be added for CDN schools where applicable.
* International (including US) and Indigenous schools are tax exempt.
Invoices are emailed out at the end of the month that the program happens. If you need it sooner, please let the provider know.
Payment: Cheque/ check, credit card or e-transfer


45 - 60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Art, Problem Solving, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs can be cancelled with at least 48 hours notice unless the cancellation is due to inclement weather.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 15 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment. Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Karin Davidson-Taylor
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details


1. This program begins with reviewing the senses
2. We discuss that sense we might use with a particular object
3. Together, we will draw a three-petaled, then six-petaled flower adding primary then complementary colours as we go.
4. Using the theme of the circle, students will be introduced to a Mandala and the story behind that.
5. After observing a demonstration, small groups of students will use their collected natural materials to create their own mandala.


The participant will...
- apply the creative process to create a two- and three-dimensional art work.
- use principles of elements and design when creating their art work.
- will develop an appreciation of the art and nature
- will collaborate cooperatively on a group piece of art
- will communicate meaning and understanding in their own and others' art work

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National (US) Visual Arts Standards (K - HS)
VA: Cr1.1 Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
VA: Cr 2.1 Artists and designers experiment with forms, structures, materials, concepts, media, and art-making approaches
VA: Cr 2.3 People create and interact with objects, places, and design that define, shape, enhance, and empower their lives.
VA: Cr 3.1 Artist and designers develop excellence through practice and constructive critique, reflecting on, revising, and refining work over time.
VA: Cn 10.1 Through art-making, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.

State Standards

Arts (2008): Visual Arts
D1: Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process (see pages 19–22) to produce a variety of two- and three-dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
D2.1: express their feelings and ideas about works of art.
D2.2: explain how elements and principles of design are used to communicate meaning or understanding in their own and others’ art work
D3.2: demonstrate an awareness of a variety of works of art and artistic traditions from diverse communities, times, and places