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Spiral into Spring with Writing, Art, Nature Science

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crocus Crocuses and hyacinths peek out of the earth. Tulips push up their tiny spears. March winds are still chilly and cool about us but bright sunlight beckons! Let’s welcome Spring with writing, art, and nature science.

This spring, home-schoolers can take their pick of two workshops, an Intro to Lit, Composition, and Creative Writing that takes on from the just-completed Winter workshop, and switches focus from poetry to prose, offering a taste of classic short fiction/drama/memoir from well-known children’s and literary writers; and an Art, Science/Math, and Music workshop which celebrates the Fibonashell2cci Spiral in nature and Solfeggio overtones in music, while exploring other exciting patterns and symmetries in Nature. Please visit the Spring Workshops page for detailed descriptions of workshops.

After-school workshops are on hold this spring, except for Impromptu  French, a beginner’s class for currently-enrolled home-schoolers. If you are interested in after-school writing workshops, please drop a line, for future workshop scheduling.

Registration is open on a rolling basis into the middle of April. Classes start this week! Please email to register.

Note re. Summer: Wishing Well will be closed this summer for teacher travels. Workshops will pick up again in September–stay tuned!

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

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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.

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Create a Nature Journal, Write About the Stars, Learn About Harmonics in the Universe

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universeFinally, our Fall workshops are here! We’re excited to announce new daytime workshops in science, art, and writing for home-schoolers this Fall, in addition to evening after-school workshops in art and poetry. Update Nov 5, 2015: Please note, Fall workshops continue into Session II for November and December, new dates on the Fall Workshops page; classes have started but remain open for new registration for 3 weeks.

The Universe Today, a weekday morning workshop, is an Astronomy and Expository Writing workshop for children 8-13.

Nature Study, also a weekday morning cloverworkshop, is a Botany, Art, and Nature Writing workshop for the same age group.

Evening workshops feature a Part II return to the popular Exploring Art in Math and Nature workshop from Spring 2015–where Fibonacci-fractal-art2we studied and painted and sketched Fibonacci spirals and fractals in Nature; we’ll continue our explorations there and expand into the study of harmonics and crystal symmetries.

Also on offer is a Poetry wemoto water crystalorkshop for Wednesday evenings–Reading and Writing Poetry/From Around the World.

Fall workshops will run in two sessions, Sep/Oct and Nov/Dec. Session I workshops are listed currently. Session 2 workshops will be posted shortly.
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Read more about all workshops here on the Fall Workshops 2015 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.

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Join us for Art, Creative Writing, Beading, & Natural Health Camps this Summer!

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S2014starfishYoung 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.Winter 2013 to 2014 980

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.

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