Kids in Bradenton will soon have a new way to experience the wonders of nature and explore their passion for creating.
A nature-based art club called Native Little One is launching soon and you won’t want to miss out!
Jenna Saulo, the creator of this program, believes that art is a medium anyone can use, and nature is the perfect inspiration for art. She got her Master’s Degree from the University of Florida, and this new program is a product of all the lesson plans she created as part of her thesis. Previously an elementary teacher, she realized that her students weren’t connecting to nature as much as they should. She set out to change that, and Native Little One was born.
This new program fosters the idea of capturing the beauty of nature through art education and lays the foundation for a more connected future. It also reinforces the belief that when children feel connected to the natural world and their local community, they will grow up loving and taking care of it.
Native Little One is a unique educational enrichment program that encourages students to explore nature through the process of play, peace, and project learning. Classes are offered for children ages 5 to 8 and are held at Palma Sola Botanical Park.
Many of the classes will include experiments and activities that stimulate environmental education and involve observing the local environment. Children will get to paint, draw, learn about local plant life, and more.
Classes will start on September 20th and will be held every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 6 pm. The classes will run for a whole academic year, and different themes will be covered each week.
The cost will be $150 per week and will include all materials and supplies. Palma Sola Botanical Park is a non-profit organization, so a portion of the class cost will also be donated back to them.
Students can pro-rate the cost based on the number of days per week they attend. They can also attend for one week, several, or the entire season.
If you reach out to them, be sure to let them know you heard about it on Discover Bradenton!