October 16 – Paper Mache (aka BIG Mess)

Pumpkin-shaped inspiration! We're going to paper mache some stuff. Please bring a form – something to mold – if you'd like to do bowls, or balloons if you'd prefer to pumpkin. We'll need lots of newspaper as well, so bring whatever you have lying around that isn't shiny. Some kid-prep links include this video about …

October 2 – Artist Trading Cards, Sushi + Window Stars

https://www.creativebug.com/lib/jeffcolibrary It's a smorgasbord! We'll start the day with Artist Trading Cards, little business-card-sized pieces of art. Not a lot of commitment, but they're pretty fun to make. Bring some scissors, glue, and any old magazines we can cut up. Annie and I will bring a variety of pens and some pre-cut paper. If you …

September 25 – Painted Leaves + Sticks

Switching to a different project this week in order to accommodate Dace's absence – we'll delay the window stars on her behalf. Let's bring acrylic paints and brushes to share, along with some brushes. We can collect inspiring nature stuff and turn it into artwork with paint or sharpies. If you have cool sticks, rocks …

September 18 – Rainbow Week

Sample star - and here's a video tutorial We're starting the day by setting up our charcoal grill to cook some rainbow food for our shared meal. Using the grill isn't mandatory, but it should be fun! Annie is making GF blue cornbread, Dace will bring veggie chili, Christine will bring something sweet and orange, …

September 11 – Weaving

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA All the many ways to weave with different types of cord and materials. Let's try our nature weaving skills first. We'll use macrame cord to build a "loom" between trees where the kids can use sticks, grass, flowers and other found objects to weave with nature. We can leave this up at …

September 4 – Potions

This week, we're taking potions in multiple directions. Interested adults will brew healing plantain elixirs (bring a canning jar to take home), and talk balms and salves, while kids experiment with science beakers and a variety ingredients to make bubbly, glittery, leafy, flowery, colorful concoctions of their own. We can also experiment with nature soup …

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