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Reflecting on the Summer

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 … Continue reading

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Life Is Connections

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 … Continue reading

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Patchwork Summer “is Better Than TV!”

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 … Continue reading

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Art Garden Week I: The Summer Begins

Art Garden Weeks are my favorite time of the year. Storytelling, gardening, cooking, ceramics–groups move from one to the other. There’s so much positive energy spilling out of the building. It’s also the largest group of people we work with in … Continue reading

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Springing Into Summer

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, … Continue reading

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Life is Art!

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 … Continue reading

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Garden Feast

Last night was the annual Garden Feast to celebrate the end of Patchwork’s summer children’s activities. It was indeed a fantastic feast! It was also a wonderful way to finish our final Art Garden Week. Thank you again to everyone … Continue reading

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