Kid’s Class: Inspired by Nature – Collage and More


Wednesday, August 26
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Held safely via Zoom


Royce Deans, Ann Hall Visiting Artist


$40 child, member & non-member
$20 accompanying adults


Complete registration form at the time of payment.


We will explore textures in nature. We will look at the world in new ways and observe relationships that trees have to each other and how the sky meets the trees. It all means something and we are going to figure it out.

Since this class will be held on Zoom, there is a little homework that needs to be done before we get started. Before class take a walk outside and collect leaves, grasses, and flowers. Rubbings from stones, and tree bark. Get creative and see what you can find. Pay attention to color that you see too. Your collaged masterpieces inspired by our investigative walk to gather our ideas.

This class is designed for kids and their adult counterpart or parts are welcome to come and create as well.


  • Crayons
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Your imagination
  • Shoes
  • Jacket, if necessary
  • Scissors


About Royce Deans

Royce was born to parents who understood the important role that art plays in society and how crucial exposure and participation in it is to the development of a young person. He was raised in the western suburbs of Chicago with access to museums and concert halls of every variety. He graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago which gave him the foundations to build a life in the arts. 

Royce moved to Traverse City thirty years ago, a decision which he indicates set his art on a wonderful trajectory. Royce sees each artistic endeavor he has embarked on as a rich experience that has shaped the artist he is today. Living in such an incredibly beautiful place the landscape has, of course, become an overwhelming source of inspiration to him. His background and interest in figurative work, mixed with what he has gained from painting local surroundings on location, has allowed him to find new answers daily. 

Royce's love for teaching and for art has allowed him to travel far and wide. His art career has made it possible to work in many of the countries of Western Europe and Israel, presenting classes, workshops, and retreats. 

Royce Deans is OAB's 2020 Ann Hall Visiting Artist

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