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Wyland Art In The Wild


Wyland’s Whale and Dolphin Adventure Art Lessons in the Wild 2021 WINNER ANNOUNCED

2021 Art in the Wild Wyland Foundation Winner is Malena Sambrano 
Dana Point, California— May 2021 — Marine Life Artist; Wyland and Dana Wharf Whale Watching present, Wyland’s Whale and Dolphin Adventure; Art Lessons in the Wild Grand Prize Contest Winner announced.

CONGRATULATIONS to 11-year-old Malena Sambrano of Laguna Hills, California. She has won the 2021 Wyland Art Lesson in Wild Contest. The Grand Prize limited edition framed Giclee on Canvas by Wyland called “Ocean” valued at $2,500! Malena attends Valencia Elementary School in Laguna Hills. “We are so happy that she has won and that she is from the area,” announced Dana Wharf’s Whale Watching President, Donna Kalez. Donna made the call to the family and it was announced via Facebook and Instagram live when Wyland presented Malena with her prize at Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching on May 22nd  in front of some of her family and friends.

The art lessons began in January but were condensed 10 children per lesson each Saturday due to COVID regulations, “we had well over 200 entries even during COVID for Wyland to pick from, despite the year,” said Donna Kalez. It’s always exciting to announce the winner!

This exclusive package included an art lesson via video feed by environmental artist, Wyland and included a FREE 2-hour whale watching adventure. Each child that participated in the Art Lesson was entered into a contest to win prizes from Wyland. The fee was $10 per child and was donated to The Wyland Foundation. Wyland judged all children’s artwork entries as well as the Runner Up Winners, which include; Kella Fox (5), Angelina Debivolamo (7), and Airi Dykes (9) are winners with packages that include, Whale Watching tickets for two, a Wyland necklace and their entry framed. All winners should call Dana Wharf to claim their awesome prize at (949) 496-5794 ext.7.

“Congratulations to all of the winners! It’s amazing that they get to go out and see these beautiful animals. Seeing their art is inspiring to me.“-Wyland

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Wyland’s Whale and Dolphin Adventure Art Lessons in the Wild

Dates: January 21st –  April 29nt 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 10 children each week.

Cost: $10 donation* includes art lesson and 2-hour whale watching adventure package for children ages 3-12 (a $39 value). The entire $10 art lesson fee will benefit Wyland’s Foundation. 

Trips will sell out and advance reservations are required. For more information or to book call 949-496-5794 ext 7. Whale watching is available without art lesson participation at the regular price of $56 for adults; $39 for kids 12 and under.

*Valid Saturdays at 9am only. Must be accompanied by paid adult. 2 kids max per adult. The paid adult ticket of $56 must be met in order to participate in the $10 art lessons and free whale watching. No other discounts or promotions apply.

2022 Grand Prize

A limited edition signed, numbered and framed Giclee on canvas by Wyland “OCEANS” VALUED at over $2,500! All children’s artwork will be judged by Wyland for a chance to win OTHER great prizes!

Kids Art Lesson, Contest, & Free Whale Watching

Brought to you by Wyland & Dana Wharf

The 2020 Whale and Dolphin Adventure “Art Lessons in the Wild” program – the most unique and creative experience on the water – begins January 23, 2021 and continues Saturdays through April 24, 2021 for children ages 3-12.

This exclusive package includes an art lesson via video feed by renowned environmental artist Wyland and a FREE 2-hour whale watching adventure! View or download the art lesson flyer

“The first time I saw a whale in the wild, it changed my life,” Wyland said. “It inspired me to become an artist and an advocate for marine life conservation. This partnership with Dana Wharf is part of our effort to encourage people to see the marine life off the Orange County coast in entirely new ways and introduce the next generation to this beautiful ecosystem.”

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 $10 donation to the Wyland Foundation) will attend a free whale watching trip at the end of the session departing at 10 am.

Wyland Foundation

Founded by renowned environmental artist Wyland, the Wyland Foundation has helped children and families around the nation to rediscover the importance of healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. The foundation gives children the tools they need to become more creative, positive, and solution-oriented. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has worked directly with more than one million children since its inception in 1993.