Outdoor skills and art classes to fuel your creativity and equip you for your next adventure!

May 7, 2022 | Art Hike – Capture a Visual Journal of Your Adventures at Silverwood Park | Kula Academy (in person)

Grab a friend and come hike and paint with us in person at Silverwood Park!

This is a lovely 2+ mile hike that features an interactive sculpture and poetry tour that will lead to lots of artistic inspiration.

Grab your portable art supplies for an opportunity to create and connect with others on the trail in a supportive environment. Need a supply list? Check out this post

Jen will help you get started by showing some ways to quickly capture a visual journal of your adventures, guide you through creating a series of quick studies at selected features of the park and answer any questions you may have along the way.

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Previous Classes

April 26, 2022 | The Four Ps: Pee, Poop, Periods, and Personal Hygiene with Leave No Trace, Kula Cloth and Women Who Hike (virtual)

Join Leave No Trace and Women Who Hike for an interactive workshop and discussion about getting outside in an environmentally sustainable way while managing the Four Ps: Pee, Poop, Periods, and Personal Hygiene. Topics will include considerations for human waste disposal, how and why to dig a cathole or use a personal portable toilet (WAG bag), what to do when you’re on your period, how and where to pee outside, and tips for bathing and personal hygiene when there’s no bathroom. Learn from Leave No Trace and Women Who Hike experts who spend much of the year working and living outside.

April 18, 2022 | Adventure Journaling and How to Create the Perfect Paint Kit | Kula Academy (virtual)

This class will show you what to bring to get started painting on all your outdoor adventures! It can be as simple as one tube of paint and one brush, or an elaborate set up – its up to you! Jen will show you the supplies that she uses, techniques for creating quick, small art pieces during breaks and a trail journal that you and your loved ones can enjoy for years to come.

April 9, 2022 | Beginner Backpacking Clinic | Thrive Women’s Outdoor Adventures (in person)

Does taking a backpacking trip sound intimidating? Where do you even start? What trail do you choose? What about bugs, bears and snakes – eek! How are you gonna sleep at night?!

Step into the wonderful world of backpacking. Learn from Thrive leaders, Nancy Harris and Jen Theisen, both seasoned backpackers who were beginners once too.

February 28, 2022 | The Great Kula Mail Art Experiment: Creating a Daily Art Practice Through Mail Art

Before the social network, there was the postal network! In this class, Jen will give a brief Modern Art History lesson about the correspondence art or mail art movement and discuss the benefits of creating and releasing your art to use it to connect with other humans in a slow and thoughtful way. 

December 9, 2021 | Cultivating Your Art Practice with Blind Contour Drawing and Watercolor | Kula Academy

Join Jen Theisen for a blind or pure contour drawing and painting class that focuses on resting the mind and building observation skills. No prior art experience required.


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