When you intuitively feel something is missing in your life, come to Cedars for a personalized Nature and Art Journey and experience natural connections to re-discover creativity and re-awaken your senses.
Sitting on a ridgetop at Colwell Cedars is almost like flying. You look across the fertile North Fork Valley to the distant San Juans and the nearby West Elk mountains, and you can feel the energy of nature. That energy will unlock your creativity as you explore the natural world abundant at Cedars. We will guide you and hold your hand.
Joe leading the hiking and discovering along Laughingwater Trail, for first part of "Nature in 4Rs".
You will be refreshed and inspired through immersion in details as you collect and record Nature’s patterns.
You will be immersed in the Forest as Trees and the Trees as Forest through a mosaic of color, line and detail to experience cedars young and old.
You will honor your intuition as you express a personal landscape with Haiga, Kakemono, and Shikishi.
Going beyond the basics of aRt – ‘Rithmatic – wRitin’ – Rememberin’, you will explore a variety of arts media with drawing, poetry, a personal map, and memory.
As you slow down to look for holes in nature, you will find them full of life and dreams.
Choose your favorite Cedars’ ecosystem and revel in using all your senses to explore it through list-making, prose, poetry, sketching, and measuring.
All of Colwell Cedars’ Nature and Art Journeys include a nature walk.
If you have limited walking ability, we provide Journeys with our bench-seat 4-wheeler.
The Art portion of your Journey takes place in Katherine's art studio.
Length of Journeys varies from 3 to 5 hours, and are held anytime of year.
For individuals, families, and small groups, ages 8 to 80. Maximum of 3 participants.
The four miles of walking and hiking trails at Cedars yield diverse habitats and ecosystems, through a variety of terrain—from easy and flat to steep and rocky—to suit your ability and interests.
$50 for 3-hour journey for 1 to 3 participants.
$75 for 5-hour journey for 1 to 3 participants.
Some classes require $5 materials fee per person.
Everyone leaves their Nature and Art Journey with an object they create which documents their creative Journey.