Monthly Archives: July 2013

Fall 2013 Schedule Is Here


September 5, 2013


From the Nature Notebook workshop

The fall schedule is complete, and all workshops scheduled are listed on the Fall 2013 page–please take a look! Art, poetry, creative non-fiction, and fiction workshops for kids aged 7 to 13. This age range is already expanding!

Please note, the September painting workshop now starts Sep 12, Thursday. Altered (lower) rates on the schedule page. Thank you immensely for waiting,  and it’s not too late to sign up. Please email to register. 

ALSO: New Wednesday Morning Workshop in October for Home-Schooled Children: Nature Printing, Painting, Sketching, Art and Poetry. 


Writing haiku and sketching sea creatures

We’re open for registration–please contact us by email or fill in the form on the Register page.  If you like the look of a workshop, signing up early will ensure a space. These workshops tend to fill abruptly and overnight!

NOTE ON FALL PRICING:  Please note, these fall workshops are being priced at a slightly higher rate than spring and summer workshops to allow for acquiring of new and better materials and equipment to enhance our workshop space. We do plan to keep all workshops at this affordable level for all families, so no changes beyond this are anticipated. Thank you for understanding.


August Poetry and Painting Still Open


Summer’s flying by at The Wishing Well and we don’t want you to miss out on summer art and poetry! Next week’s Transforming Medusa: Recreating Stories from Mythology camp filled up overnight and is now FULL. Registration for this camp is closed. 

However a few spots remain in both August camps, two in New England Poetry and four in Painting Water.  Please sign up now if you are interested!

Last week was a full one of nature art, nature poetry, and nature prose at Create a Nature Notebook in the Milton Art Center–a packed and very inspiring workshop which has spawned all sorts of new ideas for workshops, journals, blogs…this workshop runs again at The Wishing Well the last week of July (currently full/closed), and will return in the fall. It is designed to inspire kids to get closer to nature, to create and recreate from observing the flora and fauna around them, and to write poetry and prose out of their real-life and imaginative encounters with the natural world. Judging from the prodigious flow of poems that came out of this workshop, and the tangible joy the kids expressed in all the art projects we embarked on, the plan worked!

I hope to expand this web space to include story-writing, poetry, science, and art resources and links for children and parents who read and write and paint and draw, stay tuned!  I am also working on the photo gallery, soon to be unveiled!

The schedule for Fall art, science, and writing workshops and camps will be posted shortly.  

Summer Camps Filling Fast


Two upcoming camps in July have filled up fast–Write a Story (July 8-12) and Create a Nature Notebook (July 28-Aug 2) workshops are currently FULL. Registration for these 2 is closed.

However, a  few spaces remain in the camps for mid-July and August. Because these spaces are filling quickly, please call or email to reserve your space now. 

Registration for the following summer camps remains open:

Transforming Medusa: Recreating Stories from Mythology, July 22-26

New England Poetry: “Easy Wind and Downy Flake,” August 5-9

Painting Water: Beach, River, Lake Scapes, August 12-14

As always, participants are signed in on a first-come, first-served basis.