Academy of Nature and Wildlife Arts

Sandy Brooks had a successful, thriving career in pediatric orthopedics – until her own health issues forced her in to early retirement. Her rediscovery of an old pastel set from childhood reminded her how passionately she had wanted to become an artist. She realized that this was the opportune time in life to start pursuing that dream again. Noting the lack of high-caliber, non-academic training available to artists, she decided to start her own. Sandy sought out accomplished, nationally and internationally renowned instructors and founded the Academy of Nature and Wildlife Arts. The Academy offers courses in a wide variety of disciplines and skill levels while working to reunite the studies of the arts and sciences.

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Academy of Nature and Wildlife Arts

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Bill Smith Artist/Inventor

Bill Smith studies the design of nature through art. Julie Tristan shows us how he does this using his background in biology, chemistry & diesel mechanics!

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Academy of Nature and Wildlife Arts

The Academy of Nature and Wildlife Arts reaches back to the training philosophy techniques of the Old Masters: reuniting the studies of art and science.

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Uppity Theatre

That Uppity Theatre Company is known for their bold productions that hope to instigate social change. Climate change is their latest endeavor.

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Brock Seals: New Artist, Old Soul

Brock Seals is a St. Louis musician and visual artist who combines his painting with rap to create his artwork.

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Fugue: Local film written and directed by 15 year old director, Gabe Sheets

Go behind the scenes of upcoming short film, Fugue: the action-packed story of one man's frantic search for truth after he suffers sudden memory loss.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am