I'm Christy, mama of two and curator of The Purple Fern. 


I have an educational background in Teaching, Counseling, and Nature-Based Art Therapy. Throughout my work in education and therapy, I relied on art to foster connection and healing while working with children and their families.  I created The Purple Fern in 2017 so that I could offer more children opportunities to create and grow in a way that is healthy for them and healthy for the earth. 

My classes and workshops connect nature with the art experience through outdoor guided creativity sessions that are process-based and support each child's unique abilities and personal expression. For more information on our seasonal outdoor classes and Creative Wellness Sessions, click HERE


Our online retail shop offers a diverse selection of earth-friendly art supplies and nature materials to create and play with. My mission is to empower children and their families to make creativity and connection to nature a part of their daily routine, and make it easy to shop for sustainable, healthy, high-quality creative materials. Each product is hand selected by me, and approved by my 6 year old! To learn more about our sustainability and eco-friendly standards click HERE.    

Make sure to follow us on Instagram @thepurplefernstudio - we love to share Nature-Art projects and resources, info on products we are excited about, and more. 

Thank you so much for visiting!