Instructor: Katy Riley

Age Range: 6-9

​Dates: February 7th to March 14th 12:00-1:00PM (no class February 21st)

Tuition: $125.00 (which includes a $25 non-refundable deposit)

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Being Bees!


Katy is a multidisciplinary artist, tiny house builder and farmer. They focus on using traditional craft techniques to create contemporary imagery. She likes to have fun creating iconography of everyday objects and scenes with fine craft skills.

This program offers curious naturalists a hands-on, creative introduction to the magic and importance of our native pollinators and honey bees. Over this five-week course, students will learn all about bees, and through the study of bees, experience a sense of interconnectedness with all living things.  Students will learn the bee anatomy of the top three species of native pollinators in MA as well as honey bees. We'll lean into art to deepen our scientific studies and learn how to draw the bees we meet by using basic shapes as building blocks for their final forms. We will get our wiggles out and work as a team to use the honey bee waggle dance language to lead our friends in a classroom-wide search for our favorite flowers, and we will combine all we have learned to render a year in the life of a pollinator as a dimensional collage. To celebrate, we will design, construct and install our very own pollinator hotel in the Art Reach Park, and sample delicious bee made treats. 

This program runs five weeks on Mondays from February 7th to March 14th from 12-1pm and is designed for students ages 6-9. A $25 deposit will hold your spot and goes toward your tuition of $125.00. 

ArtReach offers a wide range of hands-on project-based classes designed to provide challenging education through meaningful projects. At ArtReach we like to go deep and allow time to sink into our topics.  Each class is taught by a professional working in their field, who is passionate, creative and not afraid to lean into students' passion and go off-book. Monday classes are geared toward ages 6-9. Got siblings? For every two ten-week classes you sign up for, take $50 off your tuition!