Nature Stamps and Brushes

Ethically gather materials from nature to make stamps and brushes.

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1 Choose My Schedule

2 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 7 - 15

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

3 More About my Activity

Come and make some of your own art supplies! Ethically harvest some treasures from nature, such as pussy willows, pinecones and seed pods. Bring your collections indoors to create brushes and stamps. Create a dictionary of mark making to use in painting and drawings.

4 What Materials Do I Need?

Gather twigs, branches, plant, rocks, moss, leaves, flowers that are abundant and thriving in the natural world, by disturbing the natural world as little as possible when gathering. Also: tape, scissors, twine or string, paper, paint

5 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Creative thinking
  • Social awareness & responsibility

6 My Guide!

I’m of German Canadian, Anishanaabe and Metis descent. I’m a practicing artist with over 20 years of exhibiting and selling paintings and drawings, painting murals and teaching art!

I’m a beginner surfer—I’m not very good at it, but every wave I drop is worth the hundreds of wipe outs.