Naturalist's Dream

Collaboration with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center

In collaboration with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, this workshop explores what it was like to be a naturalist exploring new continents for the first time. Inspired by the groundbreaking environmental work of Alexander Von Humboldt, students investigate the relationships between scientist, artist, naturalist and explorer. Participants map their surroundings with drawing and paintings, documenting the delicate flora, fauna and wildlife around Hallam Lake and Anderson Ranch. Mixing our own egg tempera paint from natural pigments, children delve into the mindset of an 18th-century naturalist.
Nicole Nagel-Gogolak is the Middle and High School Arts Director for Henderson International School. Prior to this she was an Adjunct Professor of Drawing and Painting at Colorado Mountain College. Nicole has a MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Nicole most recently served as the 2019 Interim Children’s Program Director at Anderson Ranch.

Studio Fee $20, Registration fee $25 (10% discount for ACES members) 


Art and Wildlife


Next Date:

Monday, June 22 - 9:00am to Friday, June 26 - 3:00pm


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  • Kids : 9, 10, 11, 12