Encouraging young people to explore the natural world around them with our Art & Nature Activity Pack

This Spring we’re encouraging young people and families to get outside and explore their surroundings. Our Art & Nature Activity Pack is chock full of resources, video tutorials and ideas to get outside and begin creating.

The Activity Pack begins by encouraging participants to take a Nature Walk outside, noticing their surroundings and using all of their senses to look deeper. In our physical packs handed out in local libraries and schools, there are magnifying glasses to help with this.

The pack then walks through instructions and links to video tutorials on topics including creating a sketchbook, map folding, cyanotype printing, solar dyeing, stitching maps, environmental fortunate tellers, place naming, findings tree i.d.s and nature storytelling.

If you’d like to pick up one of our Art & Nature Activity Packs please get in touch with one of the below local libraries.

Scarbrough Library

Kirkbymoorside Library

South Craven Library

Knaresborough Library

Thirsk Library

Selby Library

Alternatively, you can download the pack here.

If you participate, we’d love to see what you make! Share photos of your work on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #chrysalisartsandnature and tag us @chrysalisarts

Special Thanks

This pack is part of Chrysalis Arts’ Five Hectares project and has been supported by Esmee Fairburn Foundation and Arts Council England. A special thank you to North Yorkshire County Council for distributing these packs in libraries. We’re very grateful to all involved in the creation of this pack: Alun Kirby, Jacqui Symons of Slow Lane Studio, CarolAnn Allan and Martin Maudsley.

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