Art Lessons in The wild Classes

January 11, 2019

The Dana Wharf Whale Watching and the Wyland Foundation have announced the details for the 2019 Wyland Dolphin and Whale Adventures, “Art Lessons in the Wild children’s art program inside the Dana Pride’s spacious salon in Dana Point. The program begins January 26, and continues every Saturday through April 29. Children will have an opportunity to learn from the legendary marine life artist Wyland how the ocean’s marine life has inspired him, and partake in an art lesson from Wyland via a video feed.

“When I first saw a whale in the wild it was magnificent,” Wyland says. “The experience inspired me to become an artist, conservationist, and marine life advocate. The Art Lessons in the Wild partnership with Dana Wharf gives us an opportunity to introduce the next generation to marine life off the Orange County coast and allows them to experience this beautiful ecosystem in a new and creative way.”

Art in the Wild -- January 26 – April 27 (Saturdays only)
9 a.m. Art Lesson followed by a 2-hour whale watching excursion.
10 a.m. – 12 noon whale watching trip.
Participating families receive priority VIP boarding. Art lesson takes place inside the Dana Pride’s spacious salon and is limited to 20 children each session.
Cost: A $5 donation/fee, which benefits Wyland’s non-profit foundation's art, science, and outreach programs to promote healthy oceans and waterways.

The children’s fee includes an art lesson and 2-hour whale watching adventure package for children ages 3-12 (a $29 value). *All children must be accompanied by a paying adult – with up to 2 children allowed per adult.

Advanced reservations are required for this popular program and can be made here.

This special adventure includes prizes for art submissions.

All art submissions will be judged by artist Wyland. The three judged art categories are: 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 years. The art contest features multiple winners and one grand prize winner. The grand prize is a Wyland limited edition oil painting, valued at $1,500, entitled “Ancient Mariner.”

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