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Create Art Exploring Patterns and Symmetries in Nature this Spring!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASp20141215_101320ring Workshop Now Open for Registration!

Join us this Spring as we explore the mysterious patterns and symmetries in Nature, such as the spiral pattern of growth that repeats in sunflowers and shells and spiral galaxies.

A combined Art and Science/Math workshop for children aged 7-13, shell2our art workshop this spring will let you examine hands-on and through articles/videos the beautiful shapes, swirls, and forms evident in Nature, such as in fractal forms, collected here at this site featuring Visual Math or here, where the mathematical patterns in plant growth can be studied.

pine2Explore for yourself some of these fascinating patterns online–then come join us as we create art that celebrates the mysteries and magic of Nature this spring! See more on the workshop at the Spring Workshop page.

Patterns: Math in Nature

NOVA: Describing Nature with Math

Fibonacci Sequence: Numbers of Life, Matrix of Universe (Youtube video)


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Let’s Welcome Spring!

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spring blooms 6aWelcome to Spring 2014! even if it does look like winter still! Let’s look forward to snowdropssnowdrops, crocuses, tulips and the myriad delights of birds singing, sun shining, weather brightening as we plant seeds early this March and watch those first sprouts push up, those tiny closed buds on trees swell and burst open. It really is time to scatter thy pearls/upon our lovesick land…O Spring! (William Blake)

The workshop schedule for still-open March and April workshops is posted, please see the Calendar page.

spring blooms 4aSpring Blooms, Art and Poetry, which celebrates buds, blossoms, growing of every kind in botanical sketches and abstract botanical art, and growth, renewal, and change in nature and poetry, runs for eight weeks starting March 7.

This spring in our new Planet Earth series, we’ll study Gems, Crystals, and Minerals, which runs for eight weeks starting March 4.

Amethyst-2aFrom Journal to Essay, the  continuing non-fiction creative writing workshop which helps young writers transition easily to essay-writing from informal journal-writing, also runs for eight weeks, starting March 8.

Also once more we run the new Online Creative Writing workshop, Create a Magical World.

Please go to the Calendar Page for more information on all workshops.

Drop-in Art for recently or currently enrolled families continues, with some changes: Moms, if you’d like to come paint or sketch, with or without your child/ren, Sunday afternoons between 2 pm – 5 pm, please drop by. This term we’ll play with the art ideas from Spring Blooms. Please drop a note any given week if you plan to come–thanks!

Winter 2014 Workshops Are Here

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pansy-smallWelcome to Winter 2014! & Happy New Year–in this so very special and exciting new year, the first (in nineteen) that started with a Capricorn New Moon in this particularly luminous month with 2, not one perigee moons/supermoons!  (See EarthSky for more on Perigee Moons or Supermoons.)

And our workshops will begin around the time of the Wolf Moon or Old Moon the week of January 14. The workshop schedule for upcoming January and February workshops is posted, please see the Calendar page.

This January & February in our Amateur Astronomer series, we’ll study Winter Stars and Planets, which runs for six weeks starting Jan 14. 

Mandala Universe (Circle and Spiral) Art and Poetry, which celebrates circles, spirals, and patterns of repeating in nature and poetry, runs for six weeks starting Jan 16.

From Journal to Essay, the  non-fiction creative writing workshop which helps young writers transition easily to essay-writing from informal journal-writing, also runs for six weeks, starting Jan 18.

Also Launching the New! Online Creative Writing workshop, Create a Magical World.

Please go to the Calendar Page for more information on all workshops.

Drop-in Art for recently or currently enrolled families continues, with some changes: Moms, if you’d like to come paint or sketch, with or without your child/ren, Sunday afternoons between 2 pm – 5 pm, please drop by. This term we’ll play with the art ideas from Mandala Universe. Please drop a note any given week if you plan to come–thanks!

November & December Workshops

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IMG_0510-smallNovember and December workshops listed below are open for registration.IMG_0461-small

The first session of Autumn Constellations, a science and creative writing workshop, continues into the second week of November. The second session will follow, please see below.

October’s Nature Art and Poetry workshop ends Oct 31. The new Winter Notebook art and poetry workshop follows, please see below.

November’s Journal to Essay workshop is scheduled for mid-morning on Saturdays, please see below. 

Please send an email to register, for all workshops.

Drop-in Art for recently or currently enrolled families continues, with some changes: Moms, if you’d like to come paint, with or without your child/ren, Saturday afternoons between 2 pm – 5 pm, please drop by. Not open Oct 26; open Saturdays Nov 2, 16, and 30. Please drop a note any given week if you plan to come–thanks!

Art  & Art/Poetry Workshops Weekend Creative Writing Workshops
Winter Notebook (Nov/Dec) From Journal to Essay, Non-Fiction (Nov/Dec)
Science Workshops
Autumn Constellations II (Nov/Dec)

November & December Workshops

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IMG_0510-smallNovember and December workshops listed below are now open.IMG_0461-small

The first session of Autumn Constellations, a science and creative writing workshop, continues into the second week of November. The second session will follow, please see below.

October’s Nature Art and Poetry workshop ends Oct 31. The new Winter Notebook art and poetry workshop follows, please see below.

November’s Journal to Essay workshop is scheduled for mid-morning on Saturdays, please see below. 

Please send an email to register, for all workshops.

Drop-in Art for recently or currently enrolled families continues, with some changes: Moms, if you’d like to come paint, with or without your child/ren, Saturday afternoons between 2 pm – 5 pm, please drop by. Not open Oct 26; open Saturdays Nov 2, 16, and 30. Please drop a note any given week if you plan to come–thanks!

Art  & Art/Poetry Workshops Weekend Creative Writing Workshops
Winter Notebook (Nov/Dec) From Journal to Essay, Non-Fiction (Nov/Dec)
Science Workshops  
Autumn Constellations II (Nov/Dec)