Workshops, Adventures, Residencies and Summer Camps
Eco-Art Workshop & Adventure Programs
Combining the arts and sciences for exploration and appreciation of coastal habitats.
Eco-Art Workshops and Adventures
In-class workshops are interactive and hands-on, while introducing concepts such as non-point source pollution, estuarine and marine ecology, and wetland function. In addition, every student produces his or her own water-color portrait of a native animal from Galveston Bay. During adventures (kayak, walking, or vessel) students participate in hands-on and feet-in instruction via outdoor and experiential learning to explore estuarine ecology, plain-air water coloring, water quality, and paddling safety. Workshops and Adventures are TEKS aligned, utilize S.T.E.A.M. based learning, and provide 6 hours of field lab to your students.
STEAM Powered: Blue Carbon Art IQ
Artist Boat’s newest Eco-Art Workshop and Adventure series! The STEAM Powered series addresses the relationships between ecosystem services provided by salt marshes and sea level rise in Galveston Bay. The program is designed to increase knowledge, vocabulary, and skills of middle school students and empower them to learn about, understand, and share knowledge about difficult concepts (sea level rise, carbon sequestration, blue carbon, carbon cycle, ecosystem services, and climate change).
Habitat Restoration Adventures
Restoration Adventures are free service-learning opportunities at our Coastal Heritage Preserve. Students steward the land by removing invasive species, maintaining and planting native prairie grasses, and learning how to identify native flora and fauna. Artist Boat Eco-Art Educators guide students through these tasks while educating them on the importance of conservation areas like the Coastal Heritage Preserve. Students learn the primary functions of wetlands and coastal upland prairies, the major threats facing coastal habitats, and how they help protect these ecosystems and the wildlife they support. This program provides 4 hours of field lab to your students.
Eco-Art Residency Programs
Eco-Art programming personalized for you.
Eco-Art Residencies are delivered to students through after-school programs, summer programs, or during the school year. Each residency results in a work of art that demonstrates the knowledge gained during the residency. The scope, scale, and price of the residencies are customized for the needs of the campus community. Residences, therefore, have culminated in the creation of small take-home projects and large murals, mosaics, and metal sculptures that have become permanent installations on campuses throughout the area.
Eco-Art Summer Camps
Explore the processes of our ocean with science and art
Eco-Art Summer Camps
Art meets science in the Artist Boat 2017 Eco-Art Summer Camp program sessions! Artist Boat Eco-Art Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with the creation of Eco-Art to beautify yards and homes. Join us for inspirational education.
Three session themes are offered in which campers will use the scientific method to investigate processes in our ocean. Each camp will culminate in creating works of art that illustrate the knowledge that campers have acquired about our ocean. Camp sessions are designed for children Kindergarten – Sixth Grade.
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade campers can attend the 9am-12pm sessions. Campers in the 3rd – 6th Grade can attend the 1pm-4pm sessions.
Registration is required and spaces are limited to ensure small camp size and individual attention. Camp sessions are $195 each or $175 per two sessions. To register, please download the Eco-Art Summer Camp Registration Form.
Once filled out, the form can be turned in at the Artist Boat Office by mail or in person or emailed to email@example.com. Payment is required to reserve your spot in the camp. Camp registration closes the Friday prior to each session.
2017 Summer Sessions:
- Adaptations to freak you out as you learn how ocean organisms feed and who they feed!
- Special works in clay and paper mache
- June 19 – 23
- July 3 – 7 (Four day camp)
- July 24 – 28
A Whale of a Time
- Learn the Whale’s Tale in the Gulf of Mexico and where the Sperm Whales live and roam!
- Special works on canvas and paper
- June 26 – 30
- July 17-21
- August 7 -11
A Sea of Change
- Wind, Waves, and Weather lead to climate science and weather predictions!
- Special works in mobiles and wind chimes
- July 10 – 15
- July 31 – August 4
Learn strategies to integrate art and science.
Artist Boat Integrated art and science curricula includes:
- Coastal Waters Institute
- Science + Art = Partner
- The Art of Metamorphosis
- I Smell Something Fishy
Contact Amanda Rinehart, Education Program Manager for more information.