Program begins Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
at the LAS classroom at McCauley Family Farm in Longmont [$75/week]
Program Duration: 30 weeks, from September 2016 to May 2017
The Young Apprentices Homeschool Program at the Living Arts School is a response to the needs of our young people- who are ready to express their full creative potential and learn relevant and useful skills and crafts. The term “young apprentices” speaks to the climate of our program, in which young people learn from our talented program teacher, as well as from true masters of craft, while also being given space for reflection, practice and community building among peers. The bi-weekly craftspeople who have been chosen to work with our Tween/Teen program are skilled at both their craft or trade and in their ability to facilitate a non-competitive and supportive learning environment.
The program consists of two key components:
“Master Class”- Crafts & skills with our program teacher or a visiting craftsperson in a workshop format
Time for reflection, practice and community centered activities with our program teacher.
*Crafts and skills will be explored for 1-4 week sessions before moving on to the next craft or skill. Occasional $20-30 materials fee may be required for take-home equipment or tools (ex: loom). (Not exceeding one fee per semester.)
Click here for more detailed directions to our classroom at the McCauley Family Farm, 9421 N. 63rd St., Longmont.
Registration and Tuition
To register, please print and complete the Reservation form, available below. For more information or to ask a question, please contact us at email@example.com or 720-383-4406.
2016-2017 Homeschool Program Calendar
Living Arts School’s Director Elizabeth Uhrich’s background is in education, and her journey includes co-founding and directing a progressive school for young children, teaching for 10 years and speaking at conferences on the topic of education. For her, the folk school is a natural outbirth of her passion for education. After all, “The hands built the head, not the other way around.” (Aonghus Gordan, Ruskin Mill Trust). She holds a BA in Philosophy from Colorado College and an MA in Educational Psychology from CU Denver. She also currently holds a Director’s Certification from the CDHS and a Colorado Teacher License. She lives with her husband James, their daughter Addy, and small dog in Erie, and loves to be outdoors, baking or singing whenever she can.
Raised in the mountains of New Mexico, Program Teacher, Laurel Noyes found her passion for nurture and nature, homesteading, and all things crafty. After attending UNM for Elementary Education, she moved to Taos to supervise a Youth Conservation Corps. Teaching young minds about bettering their environment, and working hard for it, forever changed her outlook and teaching style. She wanted to teach kids to play in the dirt, grow food, and most of all fall in love with the great outdoors. She moved to Austin where she taught at a Waldorf inspired school, snagged two dogs and met her future husband. They later moved to Brooklyn, and while great, it couldn’t compete with Colorado and the Rocky mountains. Here Laurel is often found knitting, canning, foraging, and volunteering with horses. She lives with her little family in Old Town Lafayette and picked up a few chickens along the way.