Visual Arts 119: 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.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.