FAQ’s and Teacher Ideas
If you have a question that is not answered here or have an idea or experience you would like to share, please email Barbara
What Kind of Art Materials Will I Need?
There are many possibilities here, but colored pencils might be the easiest and cleanest and they work well for details.
White paper would be fine or whatever drawing paper you have in your classroom.
What If I Don’t Have Enough Time To Use All of the Source Paintings?
No Problem! That’s part of the beauty of the program – it’s very flexible.
You can choose to do it in one day in a 1 to 2 hour session, or spread it out over several weeks by showing 3-4 images each week.
You can decide to use some or all of the images. The choice is yours.
Are There Any Hidden Costs with this Program?
Absolutely not. Fooling with Mother Nature is totally free.
Are There Other Creative Projects Using the Drawings You Might Suggest?
How about making a covered stapled book out of the drawings (individual or a compilation with best one from each student) so class members can give a finished product to their families.
If you have another idea, please email me – I’d love to share it!
Do Teachers or Parents Need to Buy The Book?
What is the Purpose of the Program?
The Fooling with Mother Nature program has been highly successful on both the East and West Coasts.
Enthusiastic classroom reactions have confirmed my belief that my artwork can be a powerful teaching tool.
Entirely self-funded, this program is my effort to improve our world and get the next generation deeply involved in saving Planet Earth.