Earth Tones 2022: Exploring the Creative in Nature

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Earth Tones 2022: Exploring the Creative in Nature

October 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Earth Tones 2022: Exploring the Creative in Nature is presented by Art Spark Texas. It is a free art and nature retreat for Veterans and current and prior military and their family members. Read more about the activities and workshop instructors here!

This creative workshop will be held at Buescher State Park in Smithville, TX from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and includes entry fee and lunch for the day.

We start as a group, then break into three focused workshops for the day with a break for a catered lunch, and a group wrap-up at the end.

Please choose your ticket based on the track you would like to follow for the entire day. All workshops will include time indoors and outdoors.

Photography – Bring your camera and join Nature Photographer Jerry Sargent in a workshop to gain skills in taking photos of nature. This indoor/outdoor workshop will include hikes around the park.

Visual Art – Bring your drawing or painting materials (or use ours) and join Smithville artist Michael Golden as you create in nature. Be inspired by the plants and animals at the park and connect with others as you gather indoors and outdoors.

Creative Writing – Bring paper and writing instruments and join author and professor Benjamin Reed for creative writing inspired by your natural surroundings. This indoor/outdoor activity will include hikes.

**Notes: You must bring your own camera. Some art supplies provided. Plan for October weather conditions and what you can carry while walking. ADA accessible trails are available and there will be options for hikes based on your personal activity level. Service animals are allowed on leash. Children age 14 + with supervision allowed in workshop with a parent or plan to bring your family to enjoy the park for the day as you participate in the workshop.


If you have questions, or if the topic you are interested in is sold out, please contact April Sullivan at [email protected] or 512-454-9912 ext 103.


Buescher State Park
100 Park Road 1C
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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