Podcast: What’s Up Bainbridge
Children’s workshops on art and nature starts July 9 at Bloedel Reserve



WhatsUpPodcast_150x150 at 72dpiLocal artist and naturalist Heather Griffin will facilitate a series of interactive Children’s Workshops at Bainbridge Island’s Bloedel Reserve on July 9th, 10th, and 11th.  The workshops, on Papermaking, Bookbinding, and Nature Mandalas, will be divided into two classes each day: one for children 6-8 and the other for children 9-12.

Bainbridge artist Heather Griffin
Artist Heather Griffin

Prentice Bloedel has said that the stated purpose of  the Bloedel Reserve is to provide “a place to experience the bond between people and nature.”   In this podcast Heather Griffin explains how the children’s workshops reflect Bloedel’s philosophy to BCB host Lyssa Danehy deHart.

A sample bookbinding by Heather Griffin
A sample bookbinding

Griffin also describes the specific activities and how each will help children connect art and nature.  Youthful participants in the Bloedel workshops will learn creative ways to respond to the natural world while at the same time having fun exploring the Reserve’s amazing environment.

Children enjoying the Bloedel Reserve
Children enjoying the Bloedel Reserve

The Workshops are fully explained and easily registered for on the Bloedel Reserve website: www.bloedelreserve.org/event-calendar/workshops/childrens-workshops

Credits: Host and Audio Editor: Lyssa Danehy deHart; BCB ferry music by Dogfish Bay Studios; What’s Up music splash: Dave Bristow.