The ENC Excellent Educator series brings all kinds of educators together for fun afternoons of learning exciting hands-on ways to teach children about science and nature. Everyone is invited! Classroom teachers, outdoor educators, scout leaders and parents – anyone who wants to be a better educator. Each workshop is $5, and free for members.
Our first workshop of the school year is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18th. Join us for Teaching Art to Kids. Join ENC Outreach Coordinator and Artist Sama Wareh and learn how to use art as a tool for learning. Educators of all grade levels will learn the tricks behind the trade of teaching Art and how to use art to turn any subject into a masterpiece.
“Using the right side of the brain encourages deeper and critical thinking while also giving kids a way to express themselves and their knowledge of a subject matter, ” said Wareh. “Educators will learn how to incorporate art into Science, History, Math, and Language.”
Sama will also give advice on:
- managing supplies so that art is not a hassle to setup,
- keywords to use and words to not use, and
- free or low budget art projects.
– Jeff Garrett, ENC Intern
Sama is the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. She authored the book, “How to Draw Native Plants and Animals”, and has participated in art shows in venues all over the country (including the Bowers Museum and the Zeitgeist Multicultural Institute in New Orleans). Sama has illustrated children’s books, and has sold art internationally for over ten years. She also transfers her passion for art to the many students for which she provides lessons.
Since graduation, Sama has dedicated herself to providing environmental education and creating art as well as well as art instruction as her profession. She has dedicated herself to humanitarian work, helping the refugees of the Syrian revolution. Sama was recognized with Orange County Register’s OCMETRO 40 Under 40 Award in 2013.
Read more about Sama HERE.