Art, nature merge in classes with Groovy Plants Ranch


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Courtesy photo Fargo’s one room school house, built in 1869, will once again be transformed into an educational setting this fall.


Fargo’s historical one room school house is the place to be for art classes this fall.

With cooler weather settling in, Liz Hughes, a certified art educator and owner of Groovy Plants Ranch in Fargo will be hosting art exploration classes on Saturday mornings throughout the fall.

Hughes is excited to bring her art skills to the community in a variety of classes.

In the Groovy Plants Ranch one room studio, students in grades 2-5 will be encouraged to express themselves through various forms of art.

Classes are less structured than a typical school setting, providing an environment that aims to allow students more freedom of exploration.

The first session will take place from 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday mornings Oct. 5 through Nov. 5.

The class titled ‘Exploring Nature Through Art’, will examine leaves, plants and bark through observation and art. Hughes goal is to have the students leave this four-week class with a better Earth science vocabulary and new artistic skills.

A second session of classes will launch with ‘Color Exploration’, which runs Nov. 12 – 26.

Hands on exploration of color through drawing, painting and fabric dying hopes to show students how colors work together.

Finishing up the first round of kids’ classes will be a ceramic introduction course, which will be held on Dec. 3 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and then again on Dec. 10 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Hughes, both FBI and BCI background approved, hopes to not only enhance and develop the skills of her students while creating fabulous works of art, but also strengthen their self esteem, improve fine motor skills and develop an appreciation for art. Students must register at groovyplantsranch.com/pages/classes to attend.

Groovy Plants Ranch also hosts a number of classes for adults 21 and over.

Courtesy photo Fargo’s one room school house, built in 1869, will once again be transformed into an educational setting this fall.
http://morrowcountysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_FullSizeRender-3-.jpgCourtesy photo Fargo’s one room school house, built in 1869, will once again be transformed into an educational setting this fall.

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