Nurture Nature Center will be celebrating birds this spring! To kick off programming to come, we are pleased to offer these painting kits, designed by NNC’s Resident Artist, Tom Maxfield.
Are you craving something creative, colorful and joyful? These bird signs pay homage to the long history of decorative barn painting practiced by the Pennsylvania Dutch who settled this area.
These signs are the first three in a series that highlight some of the beautiful birds commonly found in our area — birds that rely on the green spaces and clean waterways of our valley and will often feed in our own backyards! Each design is symbolic of the bird and its habitat.
Each kit costs $30 and contains all you need to paint your own:
• a 16” wooden circle painted with a base coat and printed in black ink with the design of your choice
• a paint set with the colors needed to complete the design
• a set of paint brushes
• a touch-up marker
• information about the bird, its habits and how to support a healthy environment.
Kits can be shipped within the continental United States for an additional $10 shipping and handling. We hope that these kits will be an opportunity to learn and bring you cheer. Once painted, they can be hung inside or they can be sealed and hung outdoors on a garden shed, wall or door.
For availability and to order signs, please contact Keri Maxfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from this project support NNC programming.
Learn about each sign here.
This project is part of NNC’s Perspectives: Art on Environment program and is supported in part by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Questions? Please contact: email@example.com
More about the Birds:
Want to know more about how climate change is impacting these birds? Look here.