Take a guided nature walk through the amazing Nokomis Naturescape Gardens, collecting natural materials to make unique natural sculptures under the guidance of sculptor Jim Proctor. Create sculptures using seeds, stems, leaves, pinecones, milkweed, and more for our installation at the Monarch Festival! Open to ALL ages and abilities! RAIN OR SHINE!!
Monarch Magic! returns with a series of FREE outdoor art + nature workshops at the Nokomis Naturescape at Lake Nokomis Park in Minneapolis. Led by Artist in Residence James Everest and Naturalist Jenny Winkelman, with special guest teaching artist sculptor Jim Proctor. Workshop #7 will bring us together in the prairie restoration Naturescape to create natural sculptures for the Monarch Magic! performance installation at the annual Monarch Festival / Festival de la Monarca. Come tap into the the buzzing energy of the naturescape - and join in hands on crafting fun outdoors in the park.
For over twenty years, Jim Proctor has worked as a sculptor and installation artist with plant materials as his exclusive medium. He has worked with volunteers, college students and children to create outdoor public art installations with invasive species. The Walker Art Center has twice engaged him to create plant-based sculptural objects with hundreds of children for their Free Family Days in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. For Monarch Magic!, Jim will guide participants in creating unique natural sculptures using Milkweed, pinecones, acorns, and many other gathered items, to line the pathway installation.