Young artists, writers, creators all –it’s time to sign up for summer camp!
Summer camps this year run mid-June into a couple weeks in July and cover art, poetry, fiction, natural health, and craft. All summer camps are morning camps.
Come read and write lyric nature poems and sketch, color, and paint seashells, starfish, wildgrasses, and flowers in Seashells, Wildflowers, & Grasses/Summer Notebook.
If beading is something you love, drop in for a week of beading in Make Your Own Jewelry.
If you’re a fiction-lover, come create your own chapter book in Create Your Own Chapter Book.
Or learn how to make delicious green drinks, granolas, fruit drinks, and a soothing face cream for natural health and vitality in Natural Health Fiesta!
For more information on all summer camps, please click on Summer Camps 2015, and drop an email to register and hold your spot. Workshops are limited to 8, and will run with at least 4 participants.
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.
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.
So the first Seven Colors of Spring workshop drew to a close this evening. June’s workshop opens next week and several of the young artists in May’s workshop will continue next month–yay!
I will keep with me many moments from this workshop, but mostly I love that each and every one threw herself into her art with passion and vigor. Even the one not-so-sure artist from the start consented to extend himself more fully into his art, using blending techniques and choosing complementary colors today on his Matisse collage. The youngest in the group showed an astounding facility with pure color.
Each week we focused on one or two new artists and learned a few new techniques with acrylics or oil pastels. Copying a Monet waterlily painting with oil pastels and an Impressionist Van Gogh landscape proved to be especially popular. This week’s focus on Matisse and Klimt also yielded some exquisite and imaginative collages and dazzling Adeles in ball gowns of various glowing colors with various symbolic creatures and patterns imprinted.
Some pics from the first day, finally, and I’ll set up the Gallery shortly, with many more examples of the truly extravagant and amazing work that this workshop elicited. Thank you, all, in this very special first group, for helping create this first, most, vast, everything workshop! I wish you all Much Art always, and hope you will Paint Forever!
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 workshops (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!