Join Teaching Artists Meghan and Amanda for “Bat Night Out”: a fundraiser for the Wild Preschool, Wild School, and Teen Wild School programs! Enjoy iced elderberry tea or elderberry whiskey sours, learn how to make charcoal for drawing, and create inks from native plants. You’ll learn how to use value (the darkness or lightness of a color) to create an image of a bat. No drawing or painting experience necessary. You’ll also gain knowledge about our local bat populations and how bats connect to the ecosystem in our community. As the sun sets, we’ll see if any bats show up over Pete’s Pond to hunt for insects!
Teaching Artists: Meghan Ballard and Amanda Welch
Meghan Ballard holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Portland State University and has done graduate level coursework in Environmental Education. She has more than ten years of experience in environmental education engaging K-12 science classes in stream and wetland restoration projects. She is currently a freelance environmental educator, a Cub Scouts Den Leader, a Board member of the Blue Mountains Conservancy, and a mother of two.
Amanda Welch teaches art at Stella Mayfield Elementary School in Elgin, Oregon, and has a master’s degree in Arts Education. Although her main focus is fiber art, she spends a lot of time working with various mediums such as painting, photography and ceramics. She is also a mom of four and helps coach the La Grande Swim Club.
Off-Site: Pete’s Pond, a Blue Mountains Conservancy property, is located at 913 South Miller Drive in La Grande
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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.