We Go Biking and Dancing Along

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Patchwork Central’s summer Arts & Smarts Children’s Programming has been active and animated throughout the month of June. Art Garden Week I was followed by two Bike Weeks for teens. First, participants practiced their bike repair basics in Patchwork’s studio under the supervision of Pete and Paul, our regular Bike Shop volunteers, and Charles from […]

A Magical Time of Year

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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 […]

Summer Starts

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Last week, Patchwork’s big room was a jumble of activity. More than 50 people age 1 to 90 joined together in a creative, colorful community to celebrate summer, art, and the natural world. It was Art Garden Week I! Threaded through it all was the story of Patchwork’s founding 40 years ago. Storyteller Susan Fowler helped […]

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 […]

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 […]