Lynn Guenther

SPECTRA Artist
Visual Arts
Literary Arts

Available only to Schools

Lynn Guenther is a well-known local artist whose work has been featured many times in the Open Studios Art Tour©. Her classes are designed to be inspirational, stirring a sense of wonder in the student for art and nature. Focusing on our local watershed, she takes advantage of the natural compatibility of art and science; both based on observation, experimentation, design, problem solving, pattern recognition, analogy and conceptual thinking. All classes connect with the California Standards and serve as curriculum enrichment for Science, History, Social Studies and English (poetry).


website: www.LynnGuenther.com
email: lynn@heartandsoulgallery.com
phone: (831) 425-0574

River of Words Poetry

Each class is designed to educate and inspire by combining nature exploration and the arts.  Classes are interwoven with natural and cultural history and help students to develop a sense of belonging to a particular place, nurturing respect for and understanding of the local environment.  They also help teachers integrate art and poetry into core curriculum subjects and promote literacy in all of its forms with a special emphasis on ecological literacy.  From brainstorming to revision, students will enjoy exploring language in unique and creative ways. Entire curriculum takes 10-24 hours (90 min. classes preferred, minimum 60 min.) Can also be used to prepare for the River of Words Art and Poetry Contest (see www.riverofwords.org) River of Words Poetry Journal

A journal will be created for writing and drawing; collecting "bones" for poetry and paintings. Students are encouraged to explore their community - emphasizing direct, investigative experience and expression. Writing from life experience offers students an excellent opportunity to develop their own "voice." By examining the work of published poets, students will learn to evaluate poetry for its form, elements of poetry, sounds, and content. We will discuss various formats, styles, and basic wordsmithing (using analogy, metaphor, simile, and other types of figurative language). Students will turn their observations and ideas into descriptive and powerful poems and enjoy challenges and games which nurture an appreciation for language and the environment.

For more information and lesson plans, please go to www.LynnGuenther.com

For Grades: 2-12
Hourly Fee: $50

Additional Materials Fee
After School availability

Art & Science Workshops

Exploring Watershed and Ocean Ecology Through Art and Poetry

Description: Each class is designed to educate and inspire by combining nature exploration and the arts, nurturing respect for and understanding of the local environment. Classes are interwoven with natural and cultural history and help students to develop a sense of belonging to a particular place and helps teachers integrate art and poetry into core curriculum subjects, especially science. This program promotes literacy in all of its forms, with a special emphasis on ecological literacy. Each class includes exciting visual presentations, demonstrations and hands-on opportunities using quality tools and materials to produce thoughtful expressive work.

Can also be used to prepare for the River of Words Art and Poetry Contest (see www.riverofwords.org) and other contests.

Choose a combination of the following disciplines to create an inspirational learning experience:

Nature Journaling
Drawing and Painting (Pencil, Pen & Ink, Color Pencil, Charcoal, Scratchboard, Pastel, Watercolor, Tempera, and Acrylic)
Scientific Illustration
Plein Air painting
Printmaking
Map Making
Sculpting in paper, clay, metal or recycled materials
Murals
Poster Design
Nature Writing
Poetry
Local History
Plant and Animal Identification
Water Testing (sponsored by the Resource Conservation District)

For Grades: K-12
Hourly Fee: $50
+ Additional Materials Fee

Create an Art & Nature Journal

At the foundation of the Art & Nature classes is journaling. A journal will be created for writing and drawing- collecting "bones" for artwork, poetry and scientific discovery. Students are shown examples of important historical journals from scientists, explorers, naturalists, and artists. They will learn about their own watershed, its importance in their lives and about the plants and animals they share it with, as well as valuable writing and drawing techniques. Students are encouraged to explore their community- emphasizing direct, investigative experience and expression.

For more information and lesson plans, please go to www.LynnGuenther.com

For Grades: K-12
Hourly Fee: $50

Additional Materials Fee

Sculpture

Students will learn to work with paper, clay, metal or recycled materials to create 3-D pieces of
art. Classes will include demonstrations and creating samples to fully explore design possibilities
in selected mediums.
For Grades: K-12
Hourly Fee: $50

Additional Materials Fee