Family Workshop: Exploring Nature through Art with The Nature Bus

Join The Nature Bus for a family workshop that combines nature exploration, sensory play and creative expression. 

In this workshop, children and families examine natural objects through painting and experimenting with organic materials. The session delves into a variety of activities, including story time, musical instruments, sensory bins, mystery boxes and more, to engage and stimulate your child’s senses.

The workshop encourages and supports open-ended play with the goal to foster pro-social modeling, creativity and imagination through encouraging children to discuss, share and explore shapes, colours, patterns and textures found in nature.

The workshop held by Ranim Koleilat is free-to-attend. Early registration is encouraged as spaces are limited. 

This workshop is suitable for families of all ages. No prior art experience is required. All materials and equipment are provided.

About Nature Bus

The Nature Bus S.A.R.L is a pop-up studio based in Beirut, Lebanon, dedicated to promoting a natural connection and love for the environment through nature-inspired activities and programs for children and their families. The Nature Bus approach emphasizes unstructured, open-ended play that teaches children to use elements of nature in various productive and creative ways.

To learn more about The Nature Bus click here.

About Ranim Koleilat

Ranim Koleilat is a landscape architect and environmental scientist who holds a Masters’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Ecosystem Management from the American University of Beirut. During her studies, Ranim developed a passion for Biophilia and became committed to reconnecting children with nature through nature-inspired activities and spaces. She focused her thesis project on creating such activities for children in marginalised schools.

Ranim was selected as the first recipient of the “Rasha and Nouhad Daouk Student Development Award” in Spring 2019. She was given the opportunity to attend and present at the 2019 “Children and Nature Network,” an international conference held in Oakland, California. Ranim is a lifelong learner and continues to pursue further training and professional experience within this field.

As a mother of two boys aged 7 and 2 years old, Ranim is passionate about nurturing their love of nature by providing them with healthy and safe opportunities to connect with nature. She understands the importance of nature in the healthy development of children and wants to extend this understanding to her local community through her Nature Bus initiative. Her goal is to promote active and natural play that is vital for children’s overall well-being.