Category Archives: Eco-Arts Lounge

DIY All-Natural First Aid Kit

Adult and Family Workshop: 

Make your own natural first aid kit!  Keep what you create.  

In this hands-on workshop, you will make: triple antibiotic, natural toothache remedy, blister cure, rash and bug bite ointment, and more!  

Presented by: The Holistic Homestead

$15/person + $5/kits

Get your tickets online here, or stop in to Wild Bear Nature Center: 20 Lakeview Drive.; Nederland, CO 80466.  Tickets will be on will call when purchased online. 

Eco-Arts Lounge

Wild Bear’s Eco-Arts Lounge is a community resource area and gallery featuring artists exhibiting their work, special workshops, concerts and more.

This space hosts renowned folk musicians as well as artists via the gallery as well as workshops.  The Eco-Arts Lounge is also a space for the community to rent for birthday parties, special meetings or gatherings or artist/naturalist workshops.  Contact us if you’d like more information about programs or to rent the space or to join our newsletter to learn more!


High Altitude Herb Walk

Learn to identify local high altitude plants for their edible and medicinal properties!

Join us on Saturday, July 15, 2017 and Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10 to Noon for this special program led by Brigitte Mars.

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with over forty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition, The School of Natural Medicine, Living Arts School, and Integrative Earth Medicine in Colorado. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, and The Mayo Clinic, She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.

Call 303-258-0495 to register or e-mail. $25/herb walk payable by check, credit, or cash.

Purchase tickets online here for July 15th:

Purchase tickets online here for August 26th:

Fiber Arts Classes with Phylleri

Drop Spindling: June 3, 2017  from 10 am – 1 pm 
$20 Class Fee + $7.50 Materials Fee, Optional Purchase of Spindle is additional cost             
Learn the simplicity of making your own yarn using a spindle and fiber.

Drop Spindling 

Spinning Wheel: June 17, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm 
$40 Class Fee + $20 Materials Fee 6 students using wheels provided by instructor      Description: Spin your own yarn using a spinning wheel.  Learn fiber preparation, carding, drafting, plying and setting the twist.

Spinning Wheel


Eco Printing:  July 8, 2017 from 10 am – 1 pm
$40 Class Fee + $10 Materials Fee    
Explore Eco Printing on cloth using plants and flowers to create color and designs on fabric.

Eco Printing

Introduction to Weaving Workshop: July 22, 2017 from 9 am – 1 pm          
$30 Class Fee + $5 Materials Fee     
Understand weaving concepts and discover the fun of weaving on a variety of looms.

Introduction to Weaving Workshop


Natural Dyeing:  August 5, 2017 from 9 am-4 pm     
$60 Class Fee + $20 Materials Fee
Learn to dye yarn & fabric using plant & natural dyes.

Natural Dyeing


Felting Workshop: August 12, 2017 from 10 am – 1 pm  
$30 Class Fee  + $7.50 Materials Fee   Discover the possibilities of wet and dry felting. Make your own felt balls and embellish them with felting needles.

Felting Workshop


Bio: Fiber Artist, Phylleri Ball has been spinning and dyeing fiber for 35 years. She sustainably farmed 100 head of sheep and Angora Goats in Pennsylvania for 17 years. At her Nederland studio, she produces Hand-woven shawls and rugs, dyes fiber and yarn, raises dairy and fiber goats, makes goat cheese and is a Celtic Musician.