by Deb Shaw
Tania Marien, ArtPlantae will be teaching a children’s nature class presented by Back to Natives on Saturday, 25 June from 10 am to 11 am at the Santiago Creek Nature Center, 600 E. Memory Lane, in Santa Ana.
The class is part of the series, “Learning through Natural Science Illustration: Mother Monarch” and will introduce children ages five and six to natural science and illustration through Mindy Lighthipe’s book, “Mother Monarch”. Children will become more aware of butterflies and insects and the important role they often play as pollinators. In a hands-on nature-themed art project using paper sculpture and gouache, each child will create a beautiful butterfly life cycleand learn about plants, how they grow, and why plants are relevant to our lives.