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Wild Paint Making | 8/21/23
Wild Paint Making | 8/21/23

Mon, Aug 21


Reddie Point Preserve

Wild Paint Making | 8/21/23

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.

Time & Location

Aug 21, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 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


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

Walk towards the pier, we will meet at the covered pavilion.

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. 

What to Bring

Bugspray, water bottle, closed toed shoes for walking

What to Wear

This event includes a hike, so wear shoes good for walking. Please check the weather before you leave as we will be outside in the elements for the duration of the program. This class is rain or shine, so bring an umbrella for the hike! If it is raining, the main portion of the class will be under a covered pavilion. 

Policies & Cancellations

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.

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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