Tuesday, August 25, 2009

September and October Schedule

We've set the schedule for the rest of the season--by popular demand.

September 5/6: We're going to make animal medallions on wood, and do some new Nail Art designs. (See photos below for some of our earlier designs.)

September 12/13: Discover Geocaching (the Lewis and Clark geocache will be in place); and take part in a Journalling Workshop

September 19/20: Mapping for Young Discoverers; Pottery: Hand Painted Beads and Bowls

September 26/27 Our Explorer's Club will offer Map and Compass workshops. We'll also have beading with our new animal beads.

October 3/4 We'll have Nail Art, Beading, and a Science Table. Bring something from home to examine under the microscope or find something at the Center...

October 10/11 Make paper-mache figurines, and do printmaking with leaves to celebrate the fall season

October 17/18 Get your Halloween costumes ready with paper and paper mache mask-making. Make a paper mache pumpkin, or set out with the Explorer's Club team for a lesson in geocaching.

October 24/25 Paper mask-making, Pottery, and Leaf Art.

October 31 Our last day of the season! Make a Halloween Mask, and do a spooky Artwork. Black, yellow, and orange beading, and Batty Nail Art.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

BamaWorks Camp

August's Camp Explore is now underway at the Center, generously funded by BamaWorks, the charitable foundation of the Dave Matthews Band. The children have been doing art projects, exploring the outdoors, and getting their feet wet in the river. We've been seeing tadpoles and frogs, dragonflies--and honking v's of geese. Today they got a wonderful introduction to nature journaling and to the nature observation games of Joseph Cornell thanks to local educator Eileen Merritt, whom the Center met through a Chesapeake Bay Foundation workshop. More on all this later! We have many more activities planned, including making drums out of recycled materials.