Young Makers (6-9 yrs) 2017-2018




*This program is on hiatus for the 2017/2018 school year.*

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Year-Long Program Duration: 30 weeks

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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)

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



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.