Wild Imagination Classes

Art and Animals

Ages 7-11

In Art and Animals class, children learn about important concepts like evolution, adaptation, re-wilding and communication between us and animals. They learns about these subjects through play, art, and imagination. In this class, we learn about a new amazing animal every day and how it connects to a deeper picture.

- octopuses
- the Aye-aye
- wolves
- bees
- penguins
- gorillas
- harbor seals
- elephants

Children have fun with the idea of animals, creating their own mythological animals and real animals with their own particular adaptations. We'll do art -- making our favorite animals in soft sculpture form, using newspaper, tape, plaster strips, and fake fur. We'll do drawings of monsters like wendigos, paint a scene from the point of view of an octopus, and write poetry. We'll tell stories together. Other art projects include making animal masks, putting together costumes, and having a virtual animal ball where we celebrate and make up dances. Games we will play include selkie and wolf roleplaying. (Selkies are seals that turn into people.) It is an educational, artistic, and playful look at wild animals.

Spring Semester

Session 1: January - March 2021 After-school Online Classes:

10 classes. Tuesdays for 10 weeks from 1/19/2021 to 3/23/2021

4pm - 5:15 pm

Groups of 10 children or less

$20 per class (scholarships available)


Session 2: March - June 2021 After-school Online Classes:

10 classes. Thursdays for 10 weeks from 3/11/2021 to 5/20/2021

4 pm - 5:15 pm

Groups of 10 children or less

$20 per class (scholarships available)


To ask any questions, please e-mail Caitlin at wildimaginationclasses@gmail.com.