Young Makers (6-9 yrs) 2016-2017

YOUNG MAKERS HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM

FOR CURIOUS CHILDREN AGES 6-9

THURSDAYS, 10AM-3PM

ROLLING ADMISSION THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR

 

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Program begins Thursday, September 15th, 2016

at the LAS classroom at McCauley Family Farm in Longmont   [$65/week]

Program Duration: 30 weeks, from September 2016 to May 2017

*JOIN US FOR OUR UPCOMING VISITING DAY ON

UPCOMING OPEN HOUSE ON

Wednesday, January 18th from 2-3pm*

McCauley Family Farm, 9421 N. 63rd St., Longmont

Please RSVP to info@livingartsschool.com or call 720-383-4406

The Young Makers Homeschool Program at the Living Arts School has been inspired by our love of children! We know that our world today can be fast-paced and media-saturated, and we offer a timely and satisfying alternative…returning to our roots through the work of our hands. Homeschoolers in our program have the opportunity to learn many traditional living skills and crafts, build friendships in a non-competitive, loving community, as well as gain a new understanding of themselves and what lies within.  We are convinced that the best teacher is hands-on experience…come join us for a playful and rich exploration of folk arts and crafts.

Folk arts and crafts, and traditional living skills to be explored include:

  • Food Arts (baking, cooking, food preservation and use of foods for other purposes–such as ink and dye making)
  • Fiber Arts (knitting, felting, sewing, silk dying, etc…)
  • Traditional Arts (pottery, branch weaving, candle making, soap making, etc…)
  • Gardening and Nature Arts (planting, harvesting, tending, foraging, and nature-based art)
  • Paper and Ink Arts (natural dye-making, basic print-making, paper art, poetry)
  • Oral and Movement Arts (singing, storytelling, basic folk dancing)

Approximately once per month, master craftspeople will also visit the homeschool program, to share their crafts and skills with our community.

To reserve your child’s spot, please email us at info@livingartsschool.com or call 720-383-4406.  You can also find and print our reservation form below.

Click here for more detailed directions to our classroom at the McCauley Family Farm, 9421 N. 63rd St., Longmont.

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2016-2017 Homeschool Program Calendar

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HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM STAFF BIOS

Elizabeth Nova ScotiaLiving 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 little dog Charlie, in Erie, and loves to be outdoors, baking or singing whenever she can.


Laurel NoyesRaised in the mountains of New Mexico, Lead 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.