Parents interested in summer arts programming for their children sometimes wonder if spending time indoors during our short summer season is a reasonable tradeoff for the skills their children gain. Friends School of Minnesota science teacher Steve Moe, and kindergarten teacher Marshall Anderson have found a way to ease that concern through their summer class for lower school children—Nature, Art, and the City! Students joining this camp spend their days at some of the Twin Cities’ loveliest outdoor spaces exploring all that nature has to offer. They then draw, paint, and assemble a book of artwork inspired by their adventures.
Some of the places this year’s students explored include Minnehaha Falls, Fort Snelling, and Hyland Lake Park Reserve. With the help of Steve, Marshall, and FSMN art teacher, Laura Pereira, campers created beautiful volumes of nature-themed artwork to enjoy and treasure.
Nature, Art, and the City is a regular offering of our summer program, and is open to FSMN students in kindergarten through fifth grade, and to students from the wider community in grades two through five.
– Melanie Spewock, FSMN Extracurricular Program Director