Inspired by Nature

Region: Metro South and West | Royal National Park
Year 3 and 4
Local arts program Public schools Visual arts

Inspired by Nature is a visual arts enrichment program in the creative domain for high potential and gifted public school students in Year 3 and 4. This one day learning experience is held at the Royal National Park. Students will explore the local environment, learn art theory, and produce a range of ephemeral and permanent artworks. They will investigate artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and his rich diversity of forms, structure, patterns and textures.

With exploration during an outdoor nature walk, students will gain a rich source of ideas to create artworks and an appreciation of art. Students will study the Elements and Principles of Design to gain a deeper understanding of how to create interesting and engaging artworks. They will experiment with and learn how to use different techniques associated with natural forms to create a range of artworks.

2023 workshop dates

Workshops are held from 9 am to 3 pm.

Term 2

  • Thursday 8 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 7) – Nominations for this workshop have closed.

Term 3

  • Thursday 27 July 2023 (Term 3 Week 2) – Nominations for this workshop have closed.
  • Thursday 17 August 2023 (Term 3 Week 5) – Spaces available
  • Thursday 21 September 2023 (Term 3 Week 10) – Spaces available

How to apply

Schools are invited to nominate up to 4 students from their school that demonstrate a talent or interest in visual arts by completing the Inspired by Nature nomination form.

Nominations for the August and September workshops close on Thursday 27 July 2023.


  • $15 per student. 

Should Inspired by Nature be cancelled and no alternative offered, a full refund will be provided. In the event of a COVID-19 related withdrawal from the program, students will be given a full refund of the participation fee paid.

Teachers are welcome but not required to attend. Schools or parent/carers are responsible for transport to and from the venue.

For further information, keep up to date with the Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre website and Facebook.


Photo gallery

View images from previous programs in the Inspired by Nature photo gallery


photo a day challenge

Photo a day challenge

The Inspired by Nature team challenge you to take a nature photo a day for a month (30 days)!

To learn more about the challenge and join in all the fun visit Photo a Day Challenge.

Be sure to check out all the amazing photos on the Royal National Park Instagram account.




Jill Bell
Michelle Murphy
Arts Coordination Officer
Riverwood Education Office


Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre
159 Farnell Avenue
Royal National Park NSW 2233

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