Indigo Nature Arts

Still a few spaces available for our weekend of craft-making, hiking and connecting with the beauty of December. Come and celebrate the solstice with us as we honor our forest friends by making an edible garland!

To register email indigonaturearts@gmail.com.

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For children 6 to 10 years old

Indigo Nature Arts is offering a complete weekend of craft making and creating simple gifts that the children will be proud to share as a token of the holiday season. We will also discuss ways of giving from the heart, the simple things we can do as a token of our appreciation towards each other. (You can sign up for one day or two). We will hike and take note of the leafless trees and the beauty of a December forest, only to return and keep ourselves warm with hot coco. Making an edible garland, the children will take part in giving a gift to our forest friends, while you organize for last minute holiday preparations.

Holiday Weekend Day-Break 10:30am – 2:30pm (rain, snow or shine)
$45 per child/per day- (Supplies included) Held at the cozy Cedars House on Forbidden Drive.

To register – email your child’s name, age and your contact information. (Space is limited + Registration is necessary) Ages 6 – 10 years old. Siblings who are a bit older or younger are welcome.

“Leading people to nature and exploring different ways of incorporating the natural world into art is something I’m dedicated to. Children are encouraged and given the freedom to explore and discover. Hiking and becoming familiar with the trails over time allows them to become guides with a sense of pride and love for the land we share.” ~ K. Soles

Book Illustration Class

November 18, November 25, December 2, December 9

The Book Illustration class inspires children to create hand-drawn illustrations and paper cut-outs to express their story concepts and ideas. We look at different authors and illustrators of the past and present Children learn to create a story board and follow through with drawing and/or writing a short story of their own.  Program is held at Read + Eat Bookstore on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy.

7 year old Ruby’s picture book portrays a dog who overcomes the fear of water.


“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.”

– Albert Einstein

Indigo Nature Arts Tuesday After-School Instruction Workshops at Read & Eat Bookstore in Mt. Airy – 4 week sessions 3:30 – 5:00 

Children 7 to 10 years old


TO REGISTER for After-School Classes https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1811773-hXdJOv4gzk

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Artwork shown is from students 7 to 10 years old.

Urban Photography for Kids 


Time to get out and shoot! We will explore the neighborhood of Mt. Airy (throughout 3 week sessions. The 4th session, the students will project their best work on the screen and will learn how to constructively critique. Students will gain knowledge about shooting architecture, photo journalism, nature photography and textures within an urban environment. Each student will have the option to print a favorite image for a spring exhibition (optional). (Location – TBD). Program is held at Read + Eat  Bookstore in Mt. Airy. 1st session we meet for a presentation and the last class is held at Read + Eats’ theater space.)

I wouldn’t mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.

- Henri Matisse

Urban Sketch Class

October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11

Walk the blocks and discover interesting details about historic Mt. Airy. We will walk and sketch and collect a journal of illustrated snapshots of the neighborhoods. We will then spend two classes transforming a couple of favorite sketches into larger works. Program is held at Read + Eat  Bookstore on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy.



Space is limited. Sessions run consecutively on Tuesdays after school at Read & Eat Bookstore on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy.

$100 per (4 week instruction sessions). For more information on the workshops and to receive a registration form, email indigonaturearts@gmail.com



Thank you camp families, and to all of those who reached out to participate in this year’s Indigo Nature Arts Summer Camp. We had the best camp yet! 



Dear Families,

I’m excited and (rested) during this long winter and preparing for another summer of spending time with your children in the majesty of the Wissahickon. We will now be including children 8 years old. We will meet the older child again this year with longer hikes than the younger children as well as other activities that meet their needs. The younger children will also be met with their specific needs.

As always, a Parent Guide, a simple medical form and other info will be sent once confirmation of registration and payment is received. I am here to answer your questions. 


Elsie, Francis Cope House, Awbury Arboretum Spring 2014

Sometimes you just have to stop and listen to the trees.


Simple as gazing at the moon and stars; wonder and surprise allow us to grow in a way that no other experience can give. It is with this belief and certainty that has inspired me to implement the Indigo Nature Arts program. The program embraces art, nature exploration and movement, surrounded by the magic of the Wissahickon Park. Giving children the opportunity to take part in the natural world will enable them to share it with others as they grow into adulthood. ~Kim Soles

All photography on this site is by Kim Soles c 2013 unless otherwise noted. Materials and information from this site may not be used without permission.

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