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Children will explore their inner creativity by focusing on our natural world. Through the use of varied art mediums, outdoor fun and classroom teaching, children will learn and experience more about Earth and its many, incredible wonders.

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Daytime and after school nature-based art workshops for children ages 3 and older.  Please….children must be potty-trained! Take a look at our weekly schedule:

 

Please note: Supervised Lunch is from 11:30-12:30pm each day and is BYOL (bring your own lunch).  It costs an additional $5/class.  You can find this option in the drop down menu when you are selecting your class time.   If weather permits, we typically eat in our garden and play outside.  There are times when we’ll watch a short, educational video following lunch. 

Winter and Spring 2019–younger kid classes!

April 15th to May 24th, Spring Workshop I: East African Adventures!

***Sorry, our Monday and Tuesday night 4-6pm class, and Thursday at 12:30 class is FULL ****

Full disclosure…I will have just returned from an incredible Tanzanian safari and will want to share this part of the world with my WP kids! Every year, 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 zebra, 18,000 eland and 200,000 Thompson’s gazelle undertake the largest, annual, land migration in the world. Joining them on this East African trek across the Serengeti plains are the predators–lions, leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs–who prey on the weak and feast on the dead. During this 6-week workshop, these animals, and more, will come to life!

Winter and Spring 2019–older kid classes!

Our Wednesday and Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 classes are designed with your older children in mind (ages 8 and up). During these classes, we dive more deeply into the various art projects and also experiment with different art techniques (papier-mâché, sgraffito on clay, and more). Your children will still learn about Earth’s incredible animals and have lots of fun, all while focusing more intently on the art, itself! Our Winter workshop is winding down, but we still have room in our upcoming Spring session. This will be a 9-week workshop.

March 18th to May 17th, Spring Workshop I * Sorry, this Semester length course is full 

Summer 2019–Colorful, Festival Fun!

Magenta, yellow, blue, green, red, lavender, silver, fuchsia–all so beautiful! Join us this summer on our international color tour as we take a look at some of the world’s most famous festivals.

Each one unique in character, these festivals offer a time of celebration and joy for the many who participate. And the common threads woven between them all–artistry, creativity and fun!

Keeping true to our WP roots, animals from each country will of course be highlighted, too 🙂

Workshops are 1-week long, Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 12:00, $225.00.

June 3-7, Summer Workshop I: Lantern Floating Hawaii! – sold out

Held every Memorial Day, this lovely and poignant festival draws thousands of visitors to Oahu’s south shore where more than 7000 floating, framed lanterns are set adrift–each one inscribed with names and personal messages to those who have passed away. Colorful and full of light and love, this festival is a Hawaiian celebration of life.

June 10-14, Summer Workshop II: Carnaval! – sold out

Brazil is home to the world’s biggest, most colorful, loudest and craziest festival of all…Carnaval! With more than 2 million revelers per day, it is a “euphoric cacophony of beautiful people, costumes, samba, and more feathers than you can count.” Join us this week as we venture south to the land of the Amazon Rainforest and its amazing people.

June 17-21, Summer Workshop III: Harbin Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival! – sold out

Cold, blustery Harbin, located in northeast China, is home to the largest ice and snow festival in the world! First celebrated in 1985, this festival was inspired by the ancient Chinese practice of carving lanterns out of ice and now features the world’s biggest ice sculpture! Join us as we learn about Chinese history, traditions and more!

June 24-28, Summer Workshop IV: Dia de los Muertos! – sold out

In an “explosion of color and life-affirming joy,” Mexicans celebrate annually those who have passed away. Exquisite, marigold-laden alters are incredible works of art. With its origins dating back to the time of the Aztecs, Dia de los Muertos today is a festive time of love. This holiday has been added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Vamanos a Mexico!

July 8-12, Summer Workshop V: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! – sold out 

Every October since 1972, Albuquerque, New Mexico has hosted the largest gathering of hot air balloons in the world! More than 600 colorful, creative balloons float across the sky, and, today, this festival hosts close to a million visitors. New Mexican culture and history are also showcased. Join us this week as we learn more about our neighboring state.

July 15-19, Summer Workshop VI: St. Patrick’s Day! – sold out

GREEN…shamrocks…GREEN…leprechauns…GREEN…Ireland! Every March 17th, the world celebrates, with parties and parades, St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish. Honoring St. Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland, this day was historically a time of family gatherings. Join us this week as we celebrate, together, a bit O’ the Irish!

July 22-26, Summer Workshop VII: Diwali! – sold out 

The Hindu festival of lights, Diwali is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year! Symbolizing the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance,” this festival is an explosion of color.

July 29 to August 2, Summer Workshop VIII: Perfume Pagoda Festival! – sold out

Nestled in the limestone mountains of Vietnam is the famous Houng Pagoda, also known as the Perfume Pagoda in English. This sacred site hosts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims searching for blessings of love and prosperity. This beautiful pagoda is surrounded by colorful flowers and reverent people. Let’s venture together to Vietnam!

August 5-9, Summer Workshop IX: International Festival of the Sahara! – sold out 

Ever wanted to ride a camel across the Sahara Desert? Every year, the city of Douz, Tunisia plays host to a 4-day celebration of the arts and traditions of the desert people. Local costumes, music and food are all showcased at this hot and dusty festival. Any takers?

Older Kid camp: June 24-27, Summer Workshop: Around the World! – sold out

Journey with us around the globe as we explore cultures and festivals of the world!  Students will learn techniques in clay, construction in paper, and elements of design and color.  And this week only, local artist and educator Kate Terrell, will be joining us!

This 4-day camp is from 1-4pm, and limited to 10 students.  Projects designed for kids 8-14 years old.  Cost: $195

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