This fun outdoor class at Pete’s Pond is for students entering grades 3-6. Children will connect with nature and friends, create nature-based art using a variety of mediums, and engage in hands-on science (native plant identification, water quality monitoring, etc.). Each class begins with circle time to discuss the day’s activities and topic, then moves on to nature-based art and hands-on science activities. During the last 30 minutes of each class students can choose to journal, sculpt with clay, finish up their art, or play a game based on the theme of the day. They’ll also have time to explore the beautiful natural setting of Pete’s Pond.
Teaching Artists: Meghan Ballard and Amanda Welch
Off-Site: Pete’s Pond, a Blue Mountains Conservancy property, is on Miller Avenue, one mile south of La Grande Middle School. Access the property via the south end of Second Street.
Funded by the Art Center East Youth Scholarship Fund, Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, and Oregon Cultural Trust.
Be sure to fill out a Youth Release Form & RSVP for ONLY your children below! Please be sure to add each child’s name in “Student Name” for each child attending.
If you are 18 and under, and have not already filled out a youth release form, CLICK HERE to fill one out!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please reach out and let us know. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation. Face coverings will be required in accordance with statewide regulations current at the time.