A Good Start to the New Year

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

Patchwork’s Arts & Smarts Children’s Program is just a few days into our spring semester, but already good things are happening. Our participants have begun some new art projects. For one, they are learning about radial geometry, color mixing, and graphic design by drawing a pattern using their initials and duplicating that pattern to create […]

What’s Your Spark?

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

We spend a lot of time talking about sparks in the Arts & Smarts after school program. Our adult volunteers and staff have shared them. Then the children have added their own. No, it’s nothing dangerous. Sparks are actually something that helps kids succeed in life! It’s all based on research that comes from The […]

Arts & Smarts, Fall 2018 Edition

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

Patchwork’s Arts & Smarts program began its fall semester this week, and what a good week it’s been. We’re seeing some familiar faces and some new ones among both our participants and our volunteers. We’ve marveled at how much some of our returning participants have grown over the summer. We’ve introduced ourselves to new children and […]

More than Bikes and Dance

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

Jane Vickers stood in Patchwork’s kitchen cutting fresh fruit for the day’s snack and watching the group of kids and adults moving together to the music of a Hawaiian song. “There’s a lot more than dance going on out there,” she reflected. “And more than just bikes last week.” She’s right. Yes, there is a […]

Ready to Ride!

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Bike ReCycle

So far, Patchwork’s Summer Arts & Smarts children’s activities have been a joy. This past week was the first of two Bike Weeks for youth ages 10 and up. These Bike Weeks are being held in collaboration with the volunteers in Patchwork’s Bike Shop and the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library’s Year of Hip Hop project. Each […]

A Magical Time of Year

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

Every summer, June arrives and Patchwork is transformed. Perhaps it will be a garden where a rabbit plays tricks on a bear in order to get the best garden produce. Maybe it will be the moon with astronauts walking on it. Or perhaps it will become a boat on the Ohio River that is carrying John […]