Tag Archives: Summer

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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Monarchs, Milkweed, and the Moon

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, … Continue reading

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The Peak of Summer

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 … 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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Bursting at the Seams

Next week at Patchwork, the pace will pick up dramatically. We’ll be back to full days of programming with the first Art Garden Week filling the building each day with around 50 children, teens, and adult volunteers. The joy, activity, and … Continue reading

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With Enthusiasm!

Last week we ended our summer children’s activities with Dance Week, which was presented in partnership with the Children’s Center for Dance Education. As I watched the group enthusiastically leap and gyrate and shuffle and spin (some more with the … Continue reading

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