Category Archives: Winter workshops for children

Paint in Vibrant Colors, Sketch Winter Scapes, Write Lyric Poetry/Stories/Essays, & Learn French This Winter


Make your winter vibrant with art, nature study, literature, and creative writing! Winter workshops (for children aged 8-13) open next week. Please visit the Winter Workshop schedule page for more on all workshops.

snowtreesIntroduction to Literature, Composition, & Creative Writing, a weekday morning workshop, is a new Literature-themed workshop offering children 9-13 deep readings of classic poetry, short fiction, and essays and practice in expository and creative writing. (This will continue as Session II into spring.)

Nature Studies in Art & Natural History, also a weekday morning workshop, is a Natural History, Art, and Nature Writing workshop for children 8-13. Fauvist/Expressionist and Botanical Art.

Evening after-school workshops include a return to the popular Exploring Art in Math and Nature workshop from Spring 2015–where we studied and painted and sketched Fibonacci spirals and fractals in Nature; we’ll continue our explorations there in this season’s Exploring Art, Math, & Music in Nature as we expand into the study of harmonics and crystal symmetries. (This workshop was on offer last fall but didn’t run, based on enrollment; hopefully this time around, it will run–if you sign up!)

Create Your Own Stories, Short and Long is an evening story-writing workshop where we’ll read and write both short storiesDaniella-Leaves and start a longer work. For children who like to write stories and want to hone and deepen their storytelling skills, ages 9-13.

New! Impromptu French is an open/free evening workshop for all current enrollees in these workshops, where the teacher revives and revisits her French as she introduces children 8-13 to basic French grammar, reading, conversation, and writing through books, readers, picture books, music and other videos.

Read more about all workshops here on the Winter Workshops 2016 page, including descriptions and dates.

All workshops are open to a maximum of 8 workshoppers. Please send an email for more information or to register.


Join Us This Winter for Art & Creative Writing


20141215_095947Winter 2015 Workshops Are Open for Registration!

As the weather gets chilly and the nights seem longer, escape into worlds of magical color and form, create words and rhythms of your own as you explore the writing of poems, stories, and essays.

Join us this winter for a whimsical painting workshop exploring the magical worlds of 20141215_100048primitive art, folk art,  and expressionist art, and a creative writing workshop where we read and write a range of winter poetry, magical stories, and imaginative personal essays.

(Science takes a break this winter, but will return in spring.)

Art workshop will be held on Tuesday evenings starting mid-January, and Winter 2013 to 2014 696run for eight weeks.

Creative Writing workshop will run on Thursday evenings and also run for eight weeks.

For more on both workshops, please visit the Winter Workshops page, and send an email to sign up!