BE WILD. CONNECT. CREATE.
More about Wild Roots Studio. Wild Roots Studio offers nature-based art summer camps, after-school programs and workshops for children. In our classes kid’s take part in learning about how to be a kind caretaker and steward to our mother earth and explore their creativity in crafting artworks from natural and recycled materials. It is our intention to use art as a vehicle for re-connecting us back to nature and our innate wild creativity.
Wild Roots was created out of a desire to slow down and feel connected to the wild, natural web that we live within. The busy pace of modern life, all too often leaves us and our children with too little time left over to connect to our true emotions, to be creative and to take in the healing energy of nature. In reconnecting with the wonder and beauty of nature we find ways to deepen our relationship and awareness to this living web we are a part of. As Terry Tempest Williams says, "Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from."
Why Nature Art? Our workshops offer children the opportunity to create art projects from natural and recycled materials. When possible we collect materials in nature and love weaving sustainability lessons into our craft projects. There is something magical in combining nature and art. It returns us to the simplicity and wonder of nature. Creating earth based art crafts are a great way to promote sustainability and encourage the exploration of the magic of Mother Nature. From this comes an understanding of how special our environment is and how important it is to take care of it.
Herbal Crafts in The Wild Roots Barn. We are working to incorporate herbal crafting and native plant education in our classes. In late summer of 2019, we opened our Wild Roots Barn that will be surrounded by medicinal herb gardens. We hope to use the gardens to educate and share our love of growing, harvesting and crafting medicines from our plant allies.
We Are All artists. We believe in offering tools, supplies, some guidance and letting creativity run wild. There is no good art or bad art. No right or wrong way. It's all about having fun and expressing yourself.
Lets Make Art Outside. We love creating art outdoors. In the summer, you may find us teaching at a local farm (CSA), park or wilderness area. In the colder months we love using the time to explore our inner landscapes and create nature-based crafts in cozy spaces.
Syncing To Nature Rhythms. We try to connect our art workshops to the current seasons, moon cycles or natural rhythms of the environment we live in. In doing this, we can often find gratitude and new awareness in our lives. There is a sweet inner peace that happens when we sync into our natural rhythm. This may mean celebrating with wild joy in the summer and seeking a quiet, cozy space to create from in the frosty months.
Adults Love Nature & Art Too. In addition to our Children's Nature Art Workshops, we also offer adult earth art classes & women's moon circles. It is our goal to create a space for adults to let go, connect and be creative. Visit HERE to learn more about our upcoming New Moon Art Circles or hire Wild Roots to customize a Nature Art Workshop for your gathering or event. For more information on custom workshops visit HERE.
Making Wild Art in Colorado. Wild Roots has provided workshops and art installations at followings schools, events and organizations:
Tree House Montessori School
Happy Heart Farm
Arise Music Festival
Fort Collins Public Library
Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association
Laughing Buck Farm
Fort Collins Earth Day
Wolverine Farm Public House
Denver Natural History Museum
Gardens on Spring Creek
Polaris School of Expeditionary Learning
The Art Lab
Dunn Elementary School
Cache La Poudre Elementary School
The Poudre River Festival
Red Earth Gathering & Herb Conference
Shepardson Elementary School
Irish Elementary School