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Wild Paint Making | 3/3/23
Wild Paint Making | 3/3/23

Fri, Mar 03


Reddie Point Preserve

Wild Paint Making | 3/3/23

The forest in in bloom, and its time to learn what makes all those amazing colors. Extract pigments from plants and use them to create natural paints.

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Time & Location

Mar 03, 2023, 10:00 AM – Mar 04, 2023, 12:00 PM

Reddie Point Preserve, 4499 Yachtsman Way, Jacksonville, FL 32277, USA

About the event

Waiver of Liability

Please sign the following waiver before arrival:

Waiver of Liability

What to Expect

What gives plants and animals their colors? Find out by extracting pigments from a variety of plants, then mix them to make custom water colors. Get creative and paint your own artwork. We will go for a hike and look for pigments in nature while we wait for our paintings to dry. We will explore the following topics: pigments in plants and animals, traditional techniques for paint making, chlorophyll and its uses, pH and chemical reactions, the scientific method, and observations in nature.

Who Is This For?

This program is appropriate for school age children through high school. (Ages 5-17) 

What to Bring

Bugspray, water bottle, closed toed shoes for walking

What to Wear

Children should dress appropriately for the activities scheduled. Jax Dragonfly Academy recommends some type of athletic shoe or sneaker in order to participate in active activities. Jax Dragonfly Academy recommends an umbrella or jacket for rainy days, as we will still be outside. Sandals, flip-flops, rubber “crocs”-style shoes, and other open-toed shoes are not recommended as acceptable attire for active recreation activities. Please check the weather before you leave as we will be outside in the elements for the duration of the program. Dressing in layers for cooler weather is advised.


Jax Dragonfly Academy designs and implements programs based on enrollment. We invest in program planning, site licenses, equipment and other costs before the program begins. These expenses cannot be recovered in the event of a cancellation. When considering a cancellation, please be aware and respectful of our policies and commitment to facilitating quality programs.


Programs run rain or shine. We don’t provide refunds for days missed due to weather. All participants should come to programs with weather-appropriate clothing and related gear. In the event that extreme weather jeopardizes the health and safety of participants and staff, the Dragonfly Academy may choose to cancel or reschedule the session.

Extreme weather is defined as: high wind, freeze, tornado/hurricane, severe storm and excessive heat warnings; AND/OR two or more of the following: winds above 20mph, sustained rains (over 70% coverage), temps below 50F.

Park access

Jax Dragonfly Academy operates in public parks. In very rare circumstances where access to the park has been restricted without notice, programs may be canceled if an alternative location can not be secured. Credits will be issued.

Low enrollment

Jax Dragonfly Academy reserves the right to cancel a program due to low enrollment.  A full refund will be issued.

Circumstances beyond our control

The Dragonfly Academy will determine whether a refund is warranted.

Other refunds and credits

Please see specific event details. We do not provide refunds or credits for no call/no shows or last minute cancellations.

All cancellations must be requested in writing by emailing

We reserve the right to cancel a program or change a program’s duration, price or location. You will be notified via email of any changes to programs you are registered for.


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