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Wyland Children’s Art Lessons in the Wild

Dana Wharf Whale Watching and The Wyland Foundation announce the details for 2017 Wyland Dolphin and Whale Adventures, “Art Lessons in the Wild” program – the most unique and creative experience on the water. The program officially began January 2017, and continues Saturdays through April 29, 2017. Passengers will learn how marine wildlife continues to inspire Wyland to create some of the most well-known art pieces of our time, while children will receive an art lesson from Wyland himself via a video feed.

The adventure includes a whale watching art lesson at 9am and each child participating will be entered into a contest to win prizes as well as receive a gift from Wyland just for entering. Children ages 3-12, who take the art lesson aboard the Dana Pride (with a $5 donation) will attend a free whale watching trip at the end of the session departing at 10 am.

All art submissions will be judged by Wyland himself (in three age categories, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12), with multiple winners and a grand prize winner. The grand prize is a limited edition Wyland giclee on canvas titled “Sea Life Below” valued at $1,500. This work of art depicts the wilds of an untamed reef as dolphins cruise in the distance and a solitary hammerhead noses curiously for food.

Trips will sell out and advance reservations are required. The entire $5.00 art lesson fee will benefit Wyland’s Foundation. Gray Whale season runs through the end of April.

Dates: January 21th – April 29th every Saturday

Times: Art Lesson begins at 9 am followed by a 2 hour whale watching trip from 10 am – 12 noon. Participating families receive priority VIP boarding. Art lesson takes place inside the Dana Pride’s spacious salon and is limited to 20 children each week.

Cost: $5 donation includes art lesson and 2-hour whale watching adventure package for children ages 3-12 (a $29 value).
(*Children must be accompanied by a paying adult – with up to 2 children allowed per adult.)

Whale watching is available without art lesson participation at the regular price of $45 for adults; $29 for kids 12 and under

For more information or to book call (888) 224-0603.

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