Summer Arts & Smarts

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Summer fun continues at Patchwork Central! We are a little over halfway through our Summer Arts & Smarts Children’s Programming, and so far there has been a lot of learning, fun, and laughter. Susan Fowler has graced us with her energetic presence. She has been telling stories, encouraging us to be “Purple People of Possibility […]

Summertime

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Patchwork is a magical place, and during the Arts & Smarts Program’s Art Garden Weeks, that magic is condensed into a few short mornings. Last week was our first Art Garden Week of the summer. A wonderful group of children and adults gathered each morning. Each morning they were transported by Susan Fowler’s stories. They […]

Reflecting on the Summer

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Last week we wrapped up another successful summer of children’s programming at Patchwork. As always, the summer was a family-like experience with multiple generations of people all participating together.  We had everyone from three-year-old Calvin participating in his fourth summer with us (yep, you read that right!) to 90-year-old Helen being introduced to the children of the […]

Reflecting on the Summer

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Last week we wrapped up another successful summer of children’s programming at Patchwork. As always, the summer was a family-like experience with multiple generations of people all participating together.  We had everyone from three-year-old Calvin participating in his fourth summer with us (yep, you read that right!) to 90-year-old Helen being introduced to the children of the […]

Life Is Connections

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Patchwork is in the middle of our fabulous summer children’s activities. We started two weeks ago with Art Garden Week I. It’s our biggest week of the year, with over 25 children and 25 high schoolers and adults in attendance. Participants receive our unique mixture of experiences in the garden, in the art studio, and in […]

Patchwork Summer “is Better Than TV!”

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Our summer Arts & Smarts children’s programming began last week with Art Garden Week I. A total of 32 children and 39 teen and adult volunteers participated in at least one day of Art Garden. Activities included: Telling stories with Susan Fowler about monarch butterflies’ incredible annual migration from Mexico to Canada and back. Making ceramic butterflies […]

Springing Into Summer

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I’ve always thought that if you distilled the entire Arts & Smarts program down into a single week, that week would look a whole lot like an Art Garden Week: a big group of children, teens, and adults learning, creating, growing, and having fun together; everyone feeling welcome; everyone becoming not just friends but feeling […]

Springing Into Summer

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I’ve always thought that if you distilled the entire Arts & Smarts program down into a single week, that week would look a whole lot like an Art Garden Week: a big group of children, teens, and adults learning, creating, growing, and having fun together; everyone feeling welcome; everyone becoming not just friends but feeling […]

Life is Art!

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We had a wonderful, art-filled week at Patchwork! For starters, this was Art Garden Week I, the start of our summer Arts & Smarts children’s program. We’ve been blessed with a very full house–33 children and 22 adults on the first day alone. Susan Fowler is with us again this summer to provide her wonderful, […]