Monarchs, Milkweed, and the Moon

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Last week was Art Garden II, the joyous conclusion of our Summer Arts & Smarts programming at Patchwork. Art Garden II brought the return of Susan Fowler who told stories of great journeys: a water drop’s journey through the water cycle, monarch butterflies’ journey from Mexico to Canada, and the astronauts’ journey to the moon (the […]

The Peak of Summer

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It’s been an exciting summer in the Arts & Smarts program. Art Garden Week I (highlighted previously) has been followed by a series of other unique enrichment opportunities for children. First came Sculpture Week with Amy Rich. Participants built fantastical people using used clothing and found objects. Once each sculpture was complete, its creator wrote the character’s backstory. […]

Future Dreams

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Lately in the Arts & Smarts program, we’ve been talking a lot about the children’s interests, talents, dreams, and goals. We’ve asked our program participants about their “sparks”: the things that excite them and that they are passionate about. We’ve had Patchwork staff and volunteers share their own sparks. We’ve led the children in different activities: […]

Future Dreams

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Lately in the Arts & Smarts program, we’ve been talking a lot about the children’s interests, talents, dreams, and goals. We’ve asked our program participants about their “sparks”: the things that excite them and that they are passionate about. We’ve had Patchwork staff and volunteers share their own sparks. We’ve led the children in different activities: […]