2017 Summer Schedule

June

 

June 21  Bird watching with Barbara Siebel


July

July 1     Nature Class Moss expedition -  1 P.M. Meet at Coffee Swamp.

July 5& 6  - ART WITH GRACE -   Preschool-Grade 2:  10:30-11:30 / Grade 3 and Up: 1:30-3:30

 ‘Twas a Dark and Stormy…Night ScenesEnjoy works of dark and light by Burchfield, Van Gogh, Hurd, Rembrandt, La Tour, the popular Thomas Kincaid, and favorite illustrators, Sendak, Van Allsburg.

July 5:  Pre-school to Grade 2   Show the bright, exciting lights of the city at night with mixed media.

July 5:  Grade 3 and UpFrom bland to dynamite, discover the value of contrasting dark and light for dynamic drawings in pencil and charcoal.  Black and white and many shades of gray are beautiful.

July 6:  Preschool to grade 2    Campfire, candle moon, fireworks, fireflies, or flashlight, a little light gets your attention in the dark when you plan a picture of nighttime in the country with crayon resist.

July 6:  Grade 3 and Up    Chiaroscuro, the extreme contrast of dark and light, creates drama in your after dark scene.  Conte crayon is the perfect medium for exploring the limited colors of night.

July 5    Junior Naturalist -  9-12  call to register.*

July 5    Star Party: Meet behind Farm Museum at dusk.

July 6    Tie dye t-shirt class

July 11 & 13 - ART WITH GRACE -   Preschool-Grade 2:  10:30-11:30 / Grade 3 and Up: 1:30-3:30

 I and My Island:  A few of My Favorite Things   Washington Island is a special place.  Capture the places you love, and the memories too.  Learn how Chagall, Braque, Picasso, Matisse, Johns, and Hockney take apart and reassemble a painting in new, attention getting ways.

July 11:  Preschool-Grade 2 Collect the parts of our island that you like and put them together in a mixed media collage.

July 11:  Grades 3 and Up  Collage was around long before scrapbooking.  Gather bits and pieces to record what makes your favorite places unique.  Be daring like Picasso and introduce new media.

July 13:  Preschool-Grade 2  Like illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, you can capture an island scene in 3-D, inside a peep box.  It’s your own little world to share.

July 13:  Grade 3and Up  In posters of yesteryear, artists superimpose, rearrange and exaggerate to draw you in.  Your island poster combines the best of everything in crisp, colorful tempera.

July 12    Junior  Naturalist 9-12  call to register.*

July 12    Bird watching with Barbara Siebel   Meet at ANC at 9 AM

July 19    Junior Naturalist 9-12 call to register.*

July 19    Star Party  Meet behind Farm Museum at dusk.

July 22   Cordage Class with naturalist Tom Pratt 1 P.M. meet at Schoolhouse Beach

July 26   Junior Naturalist 9-12 call to register.*

July 29   Fire Starting with naturalist Tom Pratt  1 P.M. meet at Schoolhouse Beach


August

Aug 2    Junior Naturalist 9-12 call to register.*

Aug 2    Star Party  Meet behind Farm Museum at dusk

Aug 4-6 Plein Air Painting Class with Doug Clarke  (call for more details)

Aug 9    Junior Naturalist 9-12 call to register.*

Aug 12   Bowl Burning Tom Pratt 1 P.M. meet at Schoolhouse Beach

Aug 16   Junior Naturalist 9-12 call to register.*  

Aug 16   Star Party - Meet behind Farm Museum at dusk

Aug 19   Tracking, Stalking, and Awareness  Tom Pratt 1 P.M. meet at Schoolhouse Beach

Aug 22 & 24 - ART WITH GRACE -   Preschool-Grade 2:  10:30-11:30 / Grade 3 and Up: 1:30-3:30

Say it with Flowers   They have it all; color, beauty and fragrance.  Know plants and flowers intimately like Monet, O Keefe, Redon, Van Gogh and other artists who expressed them each in their own way.

August 22:  Both Preschool-Grade 2 and Grade 3 and Up, regular times.
Big, bright, and bold is how Georgia O Keefe painted them, “I decided that if I could to paint that flower huge, you couldn’t ignore its beauty.”  How big can you go?  Follow her example and stretch your limits.

August 24:  Preschool –Grade 2  Go 3-D with tissue paper peonies and poppies.  Crayon resist adds soft color to the brighter accents on paper lilies.  You’ll take home a very real-looking bunch of posies.

August 24:  Grade 3 and Up   Get down to the details that identify flowers.  Look for line, shape, color, texture, dark and light, and space.  When you record what you see in a composition with colored pencil, you have a very realistic image that is a botanical illustration.

Aug 23    Junior Naturalist 9-12  Call to register