Marghanita Hughes is a nature art teacher and an award winning children’s book author and illustrator. A naturalist and founder of the “Let’s Go Outside” Revolution. Marghanita runs nature based art classes throughout the year for both children and adults and interactive workshops for educators who wish to incorporate nature into their class. She is also a member of “Artists in the Classroom” through ARTSTART.
“I grew up in a home where art, nature and books were the stuff of everyday life. My parents, both art teachers allowed me the freedom to roam wild and my young mind was free to wander, explore and discover in the beautiful country-side of Scotland. That sense of awe and wonder has never left me. It’s what drives me to explore more, not just in art and nature but in life itself. The more I discover and learn the more I wish to share. I believe if we inspire a love for nature in a child, it will lead to a desire to protect it. My overwhelming goal is to nurture the Body, Mind and Spirit in each child in my classes I teach and indirectly through the teachers in my workshops.”
Christine Collins MSc OT: I have worked in the area of Brain Injury as an Occupational Therapist for 29 years which I really loved. In the last few years I have been able to get involved in the things I have always been passionate about: nature, art, literature and music. I also spend lots of time writing and gardening and hiking and biking in BC’s spectacular natural beauty. I am a mother, writer, artist and nature-lover.
Contact Christine: firstname.lastname@example.org