Art & Creative Writing Workshops on Boston’s South Shore

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How exciting to note The Wishing Well opened last week with a painting workshop–Seven Colors of Spring: Painting in Vibrant Color. This is the first run of Seven Colors which will also run during summer camp in June and will be offered at the Milton Art Center in July.  Ten children in the general age-group 7-10 came to play with color wheels, learn about Georgia O’ Keefe, view her extravagantly beautiful flower paintings, talk about how she uses color and form, and experiment with painting flowers in her style, using blending techniques and painting from real-life–real flowers, that is–deep red carnations, vibrantly yellow sunflowers, delicate white and yellow fleabane, impossibly fragrant pink lilies, wild berries, pink roses, and an exquisite purple orchid. It was a rainy, thundery evening, which precluded our viewing rainbows through prisms as planned, but after our discussions of primary and secondary colors, cool and warm colors, and Georgia O’ Keefe’s sweeping shapes and forms and lines, all the kids broke open their paint boxes, chose vibrant colors, and painted sunflowers and orchids and lilies with abandon.

The Wishing Well opens this spring in Quincy, Massachusetts for art and creative writing BostonMamas.comworkshops (science-, art-, and humanities-themed) for the general age-group 7-12.  Our aim is to provide creative art and writing workshops for children eager to learn, with a passion to grow in the visual or language arts. Visit our About page for a sense of who we are and what we are trying to accomplish.

For a list of ongoing and summer camp workshops, please visit Current Workshops. 

Because this is our first year, all workshops are very modestly priced. Register today for summer workshops!

About Ramola D

Ramola D is the author of Invisible Season (WWPH, 1998), which co-won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry award in 1998, and Temporary Lives, awarded the 2008 AWP Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and finalist in the 2010 Library of Virginia Fiction awards. A Discovery/The Nation finalist and five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she is the recipient of a 2005 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry. Her fiction, poetry, essays, and writer-interviews have appeared in various journals and anthologies including previously in Blackbird, Prairie Schooner, Agni, Northwest Review, Green Mountains Review, Writer’s Chronicle, Indiana Review, recently in Extraordinary Rendition: (American) Writers on Palestine (OR Books, 2015), All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), and also in Best American Poetry 1994, Full Moon on K Street: Poems by Washington, DC Poets (Plan B Press, 2009), and Best American Fantasy 2007. Her fiction was shortlisted in Best American Stories 2007, and included in Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington DC Women Writers (Paycock Press, 2006). She holds an MFA in Poetry from George Mason University and a BS in Physics and an MBA from the University of Madras. She has most recently taught creative writing at The George Washington University and The Writer’s Center, Bethesda. She lives currently in the Boston area where she edits the online literary review Delphi Quarterly, runs the citizen-journalism site The Everyday Concerned Citizen while also building the new Human Rights documentation site, Covert Assaults Satyagraha, and teaches children's art and creative writing workshops at her home studio, The Wishing Well.

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