Art Lessons in the Wild runs on Saturdays January 21 through April 29, 2017 for children ages 3-12 and includes an art lesson via video feed by renowned environmental artist Wyland for just a $5 donation.
Each child participating will be entered into a contest to win prizes as well as receive a gift from Wyland just for entering. Children ages 3-12, who take the art lesson aboard the Dana Pride (with a $5 donation) will attend a free whale watching trip at the end of the session departing at 10 am.
All art submissions will be judged by Wyland himself (in three age categories, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12), with multiple winners and a grand prize winner.
2018 Grand Prize
Thrilling and dramatic, the California Coast is among nature's most spectacular creations. But beyond its rugged coastline thrives one of the world's most majestic creatures - the California gray whale . In this original artwork by Wyland, a pod of gray whales makes its long journey from the Bering Sea in the Arctic to the warm lagoons of Mexico. With the rising sun at their backs, the creatures move ever closer toward their destination. "This piece is an captivating look at these gentle giants," says Wyland. "I wanted to take the viewer on the journey for an experience they'll never forget."