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Art of Nature: Outdoor Preschool Class

September 9th, 2020

Markeim Arts Center is proud to offer a small group, outdoor, socially distanced nature class for preschoolers (accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or sitter) this fall. Fifty minute classes will be held on the grounds of the Markeim with field trips to Crows Woods and will be led by Haddonfield parent, Landscape Architect & Temple Adjunct Professor, former Tinkergarden preschool leader, and current Markeim teacher, Lynn Raus.  Children will engage in age appropriate lessons on nature, art and gardening, observing social distancing and with mask use encouraged when possible. These six week courses will begin the week of 9.21.20 and conclude the week of 10.26.20 — classes will be outdoors and will take place in all but heavy rain. Registration will be limited to 10 children per session.

Member Price: 6 weeks for $110 | Nonmember Price: 6 weeks for $120
Heavy rain-related cancellations will be made up when possible as allowable by weather at the conclusion of the series. Please dress appropriately for a full outdoor adventure! Restroom access will not be available.

Dates and Times:
Tuesdays: 9.22, 9.29, 10.6, 10.13, 10.20, 10.27
Ages 2-5 @9:30 AM (SOLD OUT)

Ages 2-3 @11 AM (SOLD OUT)

Thursdays: 9.24, 10.1, 10.8, 10.15, 10.22, 10.29
Ages 4-5 @9:30 AM (SOLD OUT)

Ages 2-3 @11 AM (SOLD OUT)

Teacher Bio
As a landscape architect, adjunct professor and mother of three busy, big kids, Lynn Raus has enjoyed sharing her passion for the natural world and art with many different generations in a variety of environments.  After a decade of leading the Lizzie Haddon School Garden Program and many years as a Tinkergarten leader at Crows Woods, she is excited to join the creative team at the Markiem and  bring a new outdoor program for children to the center.  She believes that children thrive from time spent exploring and learning in nature and she looks forward to guiding your children this fall!


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