Presented by:
Alabama Baby & Child
Public Radio WBHM 90.3

Interactive art workshops for kids using the observation of nature as a launching point for creative projects.


Above Image: “Recycled Robot” 


Artists and Workshops

Bob Carr – “Recycled Good Luck Dolls”
Taking inspiration from Guatemalan “Worry Dolls,” we will be making our own versions using natural and recycled materials. Everyone is invited to create their own good luck charm using sticks, fabric, paint, buttons, and many other materials to make their creation one of a kind.

Robby Wise – “Bottle Bangles”
Be good to the environment, and look fashionable doing it! By cutting recycled bottles and having the teaching artist press them with a hot iron, everyone can make their very own bracelet to wear around the festival. Customize yours with paint and markers!

Jon Woolley – “Furry Features”
Come transform into your favorite woodland creature! Whether it’s ears, tails, or antlers, you can create your own wearable animal feature. We will be using felt, fabric, headbands, and other supplies.

Sycamore Toffel – “Movement and Sound in Nature”
Move your body with the sound all around! Find the rhythm of the sound so we can dance on the ground! Join us as we move and make sounds with Mother Nature!

Becca Munkachy – “Natural Mandala”
Come join us in the meditative practice of creating a mandala! Using elements from nature such as petals, sticks, leaves, and more, we will be working together on a large, collaborative natural mandala. With repetition and symmetry, we will create a beautiful piece for the whole festival to enjoy!

Cherish Roodhouse – “Beaded Clay Bowls”
Working on both a large, collaborative piece and a smaller version to take home, we will hand build bowls using clay and repetition. By making small beads of clay, participants will build up their bowl and are also encouraged to decorate it with beads.

Willow Scott – “Illuminated Sun Catchers”
During this workshop, young and old artist alike will create illuminated sun catchers! Using the park as a space to gather natural materials, the artists will make a unique fall design for each sun catcher. They will be displayed in various trees throughout the festival! Come check it out!

Virginia Phillips – “Paper Collage Garden”
Help us create Wonderkid Studios’ very own paper garden! Everyone is invited to draw their own flower, plant, tree, or insect to be collaged onto a collaborative piece of art! We can’t fill our garden without your help!

Andrea Dillingham – “Fruit & Veggie Printmaking”
Using help from Mother Nature’s beautiful creations, we will learn the about the process of printmaking. Halved fruits and vegetables will be used as “stamps” to create a work of art you can take home.

Hannah Barrett – “Rolled Paper Sculptures”
In this workshop, we will create 3D sculptures out of nothing more than paper and glue! Using different widths of paper, you will be able to build up a textured surface of high and low dimensions. This simple project can end in beautiful results!

Plus these great partner features:

Alabama Waldorf School

Alabama Waldorf School (formerly The Redmont School) is committed to providing a rich and balanced educational experience which actively engages the whole child. Waldorf education is grounded in strong academics, enlivened by the arts, and made concrete by practical experience. Our faculty draws on the child’s innate sense of wonder and thirst for meaningful values to nurture a reverence for life and an eagerness to learn. We honor each child’s individuality while building responsible citizenship within a multicultural and developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Our school serves children ages 2 ½ through the 8th grade.  We offer year round enrollment and are accepting applications for our 2010 – 2011 academic year. For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Opal South at 205-592-0541 or visit our website at

Young Rembrandts 

Founded in 1988 by Bette Fetter, Young Rembrandts has become a recognized leader in art education. What began as one person, working with children in her home, has developed into an international business that teaches drawing to thousands of students every week. Research and education experts say what Young Rembrandts has always delivered: there is a significant correlation between involvement in the arts and achievement in the classroom. Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, order and sequencing abilities, visualization, and self-discipline as well as fundamental art skills. Our original curriculum introduces concrete ideas and techniques that enlarge their visual vocabularies, enrich their imaginations and their minds. Today, Young Rembrandts partners with pre-schools, elementary schools and community centers to either augment or supply their art education programs.

Hoop for Fitness
Hoop for Fitness has been providing hoop lessons, parties, and performances to the greater Birmingham area since October 2008. Our love of the hoop and the workout it can provide is the heart and soul of what we do. Come out and join the fun of Hoop Dance!