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Julia Brooklyn ADMIN November 9, 2015
Hi and welcome to Land Art for Kids! We love to see your photos of the natural/land art you have created. Please read the rules regards what type of natural art is posted in this group. Get outdoors, find the place you would like to work, look for nature that you can use in your sculpture, most of all have fun and enjoy.

Group Description

I've been working on something for several months and I am finally ready to tell the world about it.

To save any of you, who would rather not have to read the rest of the spiel below, I'll put a short version first:

LandArtforKids.com is a project I have started with JRT Pickle to encourage everyone we can to do Land Art. So if you are in any way inclined to agree with the sentiments that Land Art encourages creativity, exercise in the fresh air, appreciation and love for nature, fun, outdoor activity and learning for kids of all ages (myself included) then PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE write a blog entry about it, tell all your friends, inform your schools, shout about it on Facebook, email everyone you know, come look at the website and stand on street corners with a loud hailer! (errm maybe not the last one - unless you REALLY, REALLY think this is a good idea)! And even if you don't think it is that great then tell everyone you know anyway!

To Flickr staff. Although my books are for sale on that site, there are very tiny markups added to them in order to try and recoup a very small percentage of our costs. We've spent many, many hours of our free time and our own money on this project and will continue to do so in our quest to provide free resources and inspiration to kids the world over to get out and make Land Art. This is not a commercial adventure but instead a personal mission to try and tell everyone about the food-for-the-soul that Land Art can be. So please don't view this as commercial because it certainly isn't.

LandArtforKids.com

Land Art for Kids Flickr account

LandArtforKids blog

So some more information: LandArtforKids.com takes you through the how, why, where and when of Land Art and has lots of ideas for younger children, their parents and teachers to get kids outside making Land Art, or, more importantly, learning all about and experiencing all the wonders of nature. Please take a look and let me know what you think. Although bear in mind we've done this all ourselves so we're sorry for any mistakes on there, I've tried to check everything but I've got square eyes now!

We are going to be adding new 'how to's' all the time, films and tutorials and will be expanding the site for older children, teenagers, young adults and adults. We will add articles about the philosophy of Land Art, Land Art around the world, all about nature, natural things, natural places, flora and fauna and anything else we can come up with. And the content will be pitched to each age group so the tutorials will be more advanced for older age groups and so on. I am sure you get the idea.

So this group is for you all to post your kid's Land Art there and your own too. We will certainly be adding ours and any we do in workshops into there. I want this whole project to be interactive and to hear all about the fun and frolics that you get up to. I want to see photos and hear stories! And feedback and suggestions are most welcome. If you wish to email stories and pictures then we will happily host them for you on our LandArtforKids blog.

Here is an excerpt from the site giving you an idea of why we are doing this and what we want to achieve (and thank you for listening as always), Richard:-

"Modern life, fossil fuels and industry are having more and more impact on our world and many of us are losing touch with nature, it's wonders and it's beauty as the human race's seeming need for more and more things gradually encroaches on our wild and natural places.

There is also worry for the safety of our children and many are denied much of the adventure of the outdoors, to climb trees and to learn all about nature and instead many are leading sedentary lifestyles in front of a computer game or the TV.

Land Art is becoming more and more popular around the world for both adults and children alike. With it comes opportunities to learn about nature, to appreciate it's wonders, to learn respect for it and our place within.

But there is also bag loads of exercise, fresh air, creativity and fun to be had. Each as important for ourselves and our children as a learned respect for the world that we share.

As two Land Artists we wish to provide a place to encourage this activity, to provide ideas and inspiration and somewhere where you can learn about Land Art and share what you have learnt during your own adventures.

If any of these sentiments ring true with you then please spread the word to everyone that you can. Let your school know, tell your friends, write something on your blog about us. We need your help to get the message to everyone that we can.

If you or your kids haven't ever tried Land Art then give it a go, you really won't regret it. The treasures are in the doing and not the seeing and once you've tried it you will see what we mean.

We have started this site with young children up to the age of eight, their parents and teachers in mind. We will be adding new ideas, how to's and articles all the time.

In the near future we will be adding content for older children, teenagers and adults too with more advanced tutorials, how to's and articles all about the world of Land Art.

Whoever and wherever you are let us know what you've been up to, what fun you've had and what you've created and learnt about.

All it takes is the will to get out there and enjoy yourself, however old you are, whoever you are and wherever you are.

You know it makes sense ;-)!

Richard Shilling & Julia Brooklyn"

Group Rules

Land art is all about natural art ie: sculptures. made outdoors using natural materials such as leaves, rocks, pebbles, twigs, acorns etc, anything that is part of nature.

Please do not inculde man made sculpture/buildings, landscapes, also please no paintings of art. We are trying to keep the art to outside and natural projects. If any photos do not stick to the rules they possibly be may be deleted.

Thank you.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 6 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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