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The Trumbull Nature and Arts Center touches the lives of thousands of community members through a wide range of programs, activities, and volunteer opportunities.
We offer programs that bring families and the community together for fun and educational experiences. Our hands-on environment and art programs inspire learning, and encourage problem solving and critical thinking.
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Our playground, built out of recycled detergent bottles, is open year-round for children up to age 12.
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The Power of Environmental Hands-on Learning
Spring/Summer Nature Programs
ArtSmart Adventure - Summer Splash
Inspired by the wonders of the deep blue sea, projects include watercolor and tempera painting, gyotaku fish prints, decoupage on canvas, mosaics, plaster sculpture and more! Instructor: K. Vincent
Date: June 29-July 3
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
ArtSmart Explorers - Masterpieces and Mother Nature
Designed for older children/TWEENS, this week focuses on masterworks inspired by design found in the natural world...allowing for personal interpretation, response and expression. Projects include watercolor, acrylic and oil painting on canvas, block prints, mixed media sculpture, sumi-E botanical, and the ever-popular action painting! Instructor: K. Vincent
Date: August 3-7
ArtSmart! Summer Programs
The Nature Center
is looking for
volunteer and paid instructors for:
School Field Trips
Nature Exploration Crafts
Training is available.
If interested, please leave a message at
Introduction to Archery*
Introduction to archery equipment, safety and shooting techniques. Supervised by a CT DEEP instructor.
Instructor: J. Massari
Date: Sunday June 28* Postponed
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE INSTRUCTOR BEING CALLED OUT OF TOWN. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE RESCHEDULED DATE.
If you like exploring fields, forests and ponds then this class is for you! Come and discover what types of animals live in different habitats and why. Help us keep track of the sights and sounds around us!
Instructor: L. McHenry
Date: Saturday, August 1
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM
Have lots of fun, laugh, express creativity, and pick up some new skills too. Create incredible 3-D digital drawings, funny comic strips and cartoon video! Learn how to draw your own cartoon characters and backgrounds using iPad art applications that have layers so we can also trace, use green screen and 3D effects. Utilize “app smashing” techniques by combining your artwork, clip art, and/or morphed photos into a comic strip application or comic ibook. Produce a cartoon video that can be uploaded to YouTube. Plus customize an avatar that has several different moves, like dancing Hip Hop, Macarena and more. Could use the avatar to tell a joke or star in your music cartoon video. It is Summertime! - so each day we'll spend some time between iPad art lessons to take a break(outside weather permitting). Have a snack, then play either a non-digital arty game or make a fun, craft item (that we can photograph and import into a comic book or cartoon video). iPads are provided for class use - you may bring your own iPad if the required software is preloaded.
Instructor: T. Reiger
Date: July 20-24 or Aug 17-21
Note: Please provide a nut-free snack and beverage for your child each day. Limited to 10 students unless students bring iPads with pre-loaded apps and then limit is 15.
STEM Exploration Workshop
Exploring is fun and it’s messy and it’s educational! Come spend 4 days exploring a variety of STEM topics with us. We'll open and close circuits, work against gravity, mix ingredients, and design sturdy structures as we learn while we play. Let’s make discoveries together!
Instructor: L. Davis and L. Logan
Date: July 13, 14, 16, 17
Cost: $120/child (a portion of the fees go to TNAC)
Celebrating our 8th year of summer art programming! Let nature inspire your child's creative spirit this summer! Join Miss Kathy for another great summer of art at TNAC! Young artists will experiment with professional art materials, explore masterworks through critique and art games and discover new techniques in creating mixed media and unique crafts that promote self-expression and celebrate the wonders of nature. Artists will work both in studio and outdoors on TNAC grounds...enjoying time at our playground and picnicking beneath our beautiful maple tree.