Wissahickon Inspiration: Naturalist's Notebook and Arts Project

Dates:May 4-18, 2024
Meets:Sa from 10:00 AM to 12 N
Location:Wissahickon Park at West Mt Airy Ave.
Cost: $89.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.


Let's unplug and be creative together! Get outside and DRAW DRAW DRAW! We will find inspiration on the trails of Wissahickon park. In sessions one and two, we will take an easy rambling walk, beginning at the West Mt. Airy Avenue park entrance. We will sharpen our observational skills and learn specific drawing techniques that help us to identify and understand native rocks, plants, trees and waterways. For example, we will see a frog pond with lily pads! Take it all in! Look up! Look down! Ask questions and seek answers using sketching as your guide. In session three, we will meet at Andrew's Germantown studio and put our sketches to use - creating expressive paintings, collages and prints inspired by our walks. This class is for children ages 11 to 14 to enjoy with their parent or adult.


Bring a water bottle, snack and camp chair/stool(optional, recommended). Class on May 18 will take place at Andrew Christman's art studio located at 20 E. Herman Street in Germantown.
Fee: $89.00

Fee Breakdown

Category Description Amount
Course Fee (Basic)Parent & Child$ 89.00
Optional FeeAdditional Child$ 29.00

Wissahickon Park at West Mt Airy Ave.

We will meet at the entrance to the Wissahickon Park at West Mt. Airy Avenue. The instructor will contact you before the class with more specifie directions.

Andrew Christman

is a painter, printmaker and teaching artist based in Germantown and Mt. Airy. He received a BFA in painting at Pratt Institute Brooklyn and studied Art Ed at both Pratt Institute and Moore College of Art. He received an MA in East Asian Art History at Sotheby’s Institute of Art / Manchester University, UK. Andrew is currently a teaching artist for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a co-founder of Way of Words, an interactive poetry and visual art project that integrates writing, bookmaking and collage. He has exhibited his work at the Muse Gallery, Awbury Arboretum, the Da Vinci Art Alliance and the Imperfect Gallery.
Date Day Time Location
05/04/2024Saturday10 AM to 12 N Wissahickon Park at West Mt Airy Ave.
05/11/2024Saturday10 AM to 12 N Wissahickon Park at West Mt Airy Ave.
05/18/2024Saturday10 AM to 12 N Wissahickon Park at West Mt Airy Ave.

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