A monthly subscription that will give you everything you need to make art and nature study a FUN and DOABLE part of your family’s life!
With the right tools at your fingertips, connecting with your kids through art and nature has never been easier.
Nature’s Art Club is designed to take all of the stress about making art with your family away, so that you won’t feel exhausted or overwhelmed. We provide you with the exact list of simple supplies you’ll need for every project. The list doesn’t change so you’ll be able to use the same supplies over and over again each month. We even provided you with no-mess options for those days when you don’t want to deal with paint. Plus, we give you tips to make clean-up easier.
A monthly subscription that will give you everything you need to make art and nature study a FUN and DOABLE part of your life!
You won’t have the stress of gathering materials, researching subjects, or deciding where to start. You can use the open-and-go Nature’s Art Club materials and get to making art right away.
Learn 15 simple ways to make art time less stressful for you! Tips and tricks from an art teacher and homeschooling mom of four on how take the stress out of the mess!
This is the perfect Nature Journal notebook. With over 100 pages to record your observations and sketches, you can use this as your go-to nature journal. Also included are pages for collections, ideas for what to record, and beautiful vintage illustrations.
A beginner’s guide to nature journaling. This book will walk you through a 15-day journey to learn how to welcome nature journaling into your life, one small step at a time.
Each month you will be emailed a secure link that will take you right to all of your tutorials and materials. Simply click through or you can access the course by logging into the Lily & Thistle Teachable Creative Studio (https://lily-and-thistle-studio.teachable.com/courses/).
Each month you will get to discover or rediscover two natural friends (usually one plant and one animal). For each subject, you’ll have access to the following:
You’ll also have access to our private Nature’s Art Club Facebook group where you will find support, meet other members from all over the world, and share your art and nature finds!
We’ve spent months researching the best supplies at the best price point. When you subscribe, you will have access to the list complete with links for your convenience. To do the watercolor projects, you will only need to buy a small watercolor paint set, two brushes, watercolor paper and an optional pen. Every project will use the same supplies every time so you won’t have to keep buying more!
Yes! Each membership to the Nature’s Art Club is intended for one subscription per family. Simply login to the Nature’s Art Club on Teachable and begin to walk through the watercolor painting lesson with your kids, print out the additional materials, or learn more from the educational content provided.
The Nature’s Art Club can be adapted for all ages and stages! When creating this product we tried to imagine a mother sitting with her children around the kitchen table. The mother we imagined has an 11 year old daughter who really wants to learn to watercolor but also a 5 year old who would rather color with crayons. She can decide to join in or to just let each child do their own thing. All of the items provided in the subscription can satisfy the needs of children at different stages of life – even teenagers (watercolor tutorials, templates to trace, coloring pages, etc.). She can also ask a child to share some of the fun facts that are included, they can watch the video links provided or they can all read the included nature poem together.
You will automatically get access to the Nature’s Art Club private Facebook group. Here you can ask questions, post discoveries and share with the community. You can also always reach out to us via email if you have any pressing questions or concerns.
Yes – we would love for you to use this with a class!! There are pricing plans available for small, medium, and large groups. Small groups are one login access for use up to 5 families. Medium groups are one login access for use up to 15 families. Large groups are one login access for use up to 30 families. Your purchase is a one-time payment for 12-months of curriculum access from September 2019 to August 2020. The content is released each month in the Teachable course with downloads available of the content to be printed. Each year you would purchase a new curriculum package as this is a not an auto renewal. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more assistance and we can help you get access and get started. This curriculum would be perfect for homeschooling co-ops and other homeschooling groups. Pricing information is available here: https://lily-and-thistle-studio.teachable.com/p/natures-art-club/
Hannah is the artist and curator of all that you’ll see in Nature’s Art. She’s an artist, teacher, cheerleader, and mom to four. She’s passionate about helping creative moms make time for art. She writes about creativity, nature, intentional education, and mindful family life at LilyandThistle.com. She also makes paper dolls!
B. Bugs Anderson is a recovering lawyer who has loved writing poems and short stories for many years. “Bugs” is a nickname that came from a time in the 1950s when everyone had one, e.g. Wally, Dobie, Jughead, Fonzie and Opie. Since making up his first poem in the third grade, B. Bugs has loved the beauty, absurdity, humor, wonder and profundity that can be expressed in a few, well-chosen words. Now, as part of the Lily & Thistle team, he gets to indulge in something he has dreamed of doing for decades.
Julie is our left brain here at Nature’s Art Club. She keeps us organized and makes sure you get everything you need each and every month. She’s a creative at heart though and looks forward to getting better at watercolor and experiencing nature in a new way with her two little girls.