Using a sampling of activities from Assiniboine Park‘s art programming, we will get the creative energies flowing by using nature to inspire a variety of art projects. We will take two hours to play outdoors, exploring the forests and open spaces through facilitated art-based activities. Some of our projects will use only natural materials found in the area, while other projects will use traditional materials, but be inspired by our experiences outside. Participants will learn about and create place-based eco-art. Everyone will have the opportunity to work on an individual project as well as contribute to a group project.
Bonnie began with Assiniboine Park in 2003, moving into education 2006. While pursuing an Honours degree in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba, Bonnie enjoyed fulfilling a variety of passions including interior design, art history and women’s studies. Bonnie’s horticultural experience comes from many years of gardening, as a manager at Shelmerdines Nurseries and as associate editor of the Prairie Gardener Journal. She furthered her horticultural education through the University Of Guelph and Assiniboine Community College.
Jenny joined the Park’s team of educators in April of 2011, bringing previous experience as an Environmental Educator in Australia and as a museum educator at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum. Jenny completed her Bachelor of Tourism Studies from the Brock University in Ontario as well as earning a Masters of Environment from the Griffith University in Australia.