Garden Work Parties and Watercolor Workshops

June 18, 2010

Our first Lewis Garden Work Party / Watercolor Workshop was held on Thursday, June 17. Eight parents came out to help weed our garden beds. During the work party they focused on cleaning up and planting the east side garden bed outside of Mrs. Keefer and Ms. Jen’s classrooms

We have another date scheduled for next Wednesday, June 23rd from 10 am-12 pm. . Meet us first in the Lewis Garden by the new cob bench, we will gather tools and supplies, and head out to the garden together. Next Wednesday we will be working in the Outdoor Center area around the outdoor classroom and new cob bench. Individuals, families and kids all welcome!

Upcoming Garden Work Party / Watercolor Events happening at Lewis this summer are:

    Wednesday, June 23rd – 10 am-Noon
    Thursday, July 1st – 10 am-Noon
    Monday, July 12th – 10 am-Noon

Watercolor Workshops for kids
Emma Colburn, Lewis Ed Assistant and artist, will be offering watercolor workshops for kids currently in grades K-5 during the scheduled work party times. Students will take a look at artwork by watercolor masters and create a finished plant portrait inspired by the Lewis Garden. Cost is $5/student. Scholarships are available. Please email Emma (colburne@gmail.com) if you are interested in registering your child for one or more of these workshops. Registration is limited to 10 students per session. There is only one opening for this Thursday 6/17, and six openings for the remaining dates.

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