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Nature in the Arts

Nature in the Arts is a series of events that combines the outdoors with hands-on art experiences for all ages. Partnering with local artists and organizations, Shirley Heinze Land Trust invites you to visit our preserves to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art you can take home. Check out all our Nature in the Arts events below to find out more about each activity!

2022 Nature in the Arts Events

Nature in the Arts – Collages & Nature Wands

Create nature-inspired art with us! We are excited to partner with the Art Barn School of Art in leading a nature collage workshop, while the Chesterton Art Center shows you how to make your own magic through a DIY nature wand.

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Free
Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Nature in the Arts – Plein Air Painters + DIY Collage + Plant Portraits

Watch plein air painters in action as they draw inspiration from their surroundings at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve. Channel your inner artist with an art activity for all ages, led by the Art Barn School of Art.

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Free
Lydick Bog Nature Preserve, 25898 US-20
South Bend, IN 46628 United States
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Nature in the Arts – Cyanotype Printmaking and Walking Journal

Create nature-inspired art with us! We are excited to partner with the Art Barn School of Art in leading a cyanotype printmaking workshop, while the Chesterton Art Center shows you how to create a "walking journal," inspired by your findings on the trail.

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Free
Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Nature in the Arts – Make Your Own Dune and Swale Art

Create your own art using supplies that represent the varied landscape of a dune and swale habitat. Explore the nature trail while celebrating artwork from the BIPOC communities of Gary, Indiana

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Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve, 750 Colfax St
Gary, IN 46406 United States
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