(From our April Newsletter...)
It's raining here today. (I'm pretty sure I started our March newsletter the same way....) After so many years of drought, it still seems to catch the whole state of California by surprise when water drops fall from the sky. In any case, we're grateful, and so is our garden!
Our family enjoyed a couple of days recently at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Dali17 Museum. Listening to our kids reflect on their experiences has been a beautiful reminder of just how much organic learning happens in these unstructured situations. Magic.
New Course Line-up:
We've finalized our course offerings for our next school year! Individual info pages for each one will be available soon on our website. For those who, like us, get a little twitchy with all the waiting, here's what we know for certain .....
Brian is teaming up with fellow Waldorf teacher, Caitlin Amajor, for this G5-8 series! We have a FAQ page here, where you can learn more about this artistic, inspired program. There is also a link to a new free lesson on the FAQ page.
G1 wet-on-wet painting
Waldorf teacher Amanda Mercer is busy creating a beautifully supportive program for the Waldorfish community! This video series will guide parents & teachers on a journey through each primary color via wet-on-wet painting techniques & original verses. G2 and G3 courses are in the pipeline as well, although release dates for these are not set yet. The G1 course will be available for purchase in July '18.
Weekly Art (Anthology)
For the 2018/2019 school year we are pulling together our favorite lessons from the first two sessions of this program! This collection will be perfect for families who have not participated in WA previously. As in prior sessions, the lessons will post x1 per week, and Brian & I will be actively involved in the classroom. Registration will open in July, the course will begin mid-August.
We're teaming up with storyteller Sara Logan for this new course! 10 original/adapted stories paired with art lessons to carry your family through the full circle of a festival year!! This course is ideal for families who have previously participated in the Weekly Art program, or those looking for less frequent art lessons than offered in our other programs. NOTE: this program will initially only be available to WA students currently enrolled in the '17-18 session. It will become available to the whole community in time for the '18 Advent season!
As always, send us your thoughts + questions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All our best to you from the garden,
~Robyn (& Brian nearby) Wolfe