Art and Nature Intensive

Subject: Fine Arts
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: Art and Architecture 1A, Studio Art A, or Sculpture A and/or approval of instructor
Criteria for Enrollment: None
Fulfillments: One semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement

Instructor: Katie Wolf

A weekend workshop that utilizes a “hands-on” exploration of earth-friendly techniques to demonstrate respect for resources and creative problem-solving.  A variety of individual and collaborative assignments will be presented in a manner that challenges the student to experience  growth in awareness of  the  creative  process,  Nature as master designer, and creating a community of gratitude.  A pristine natural environment on the edge of a wilderness area is the setting for the workshop retreat.  Aspects will include:

      • all weather campsites
      • bathroom facilities with hot showers
      • nature trails
      • a campfire circle gathering area
      • personal private meditation sites
      • architectural demonstration structures
      • a sculpture garden
      • meals provided
      • workshop materials provided


1)  Three pre-weekend evening meetings will be held.

2)  One post-weekend evening meeting will be held

3)  This class does NOT meet during regular school day.  As with other 8th period classes, it does not qualify the student for a study hall.

4)  No textbook is required, but additional fees will be incurred.

*This class will be offered pending adequate enrollment.

**This course is offered outside of the 9:00 am – 2:45 pm school day. Length: Friday evening through Sunday evening – one weekend, plus four evening meetings.


Alternate Course Titles for this course (it fulfills all of these):

    • Art and Nature Intensive: Art and Architecture 1B (8W) [6106]
    • Art and Nature Intensive: Studio Art B (8W) [6126]
    • Art and Nature Intensive: Sculpture B (8W) [6156]