Young Makers (6-9 yrs) 2017-2018






Children Playing

Program begins Thursday, September 14th, 2017

at the LAS classroom at McCauley Family Farm in Longmont

Year-Long Program Duration: 30 weeks, from September 2017 to May 2018


Wednesday, July 12th from 10-11am*

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

Please RSVP to 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)

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 or 720-383-4406.

Download (PDF, Unknown)

2017-2018 Homeschool Program Calendar

Download (PDF, Unknown)


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.

Living Arts School’s Homeschool Program Teacher, Carolyn Hunter, her husband Daniel, and their two dogs Dixie & Tyrone have been living happily in Boulder for the past few years. She enjoys being a part of the Living Arts School and surrounding herself with joyful children, conscious community, art, and music in the mountains! Carolyn graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in musical theatre and is now pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter in the indie/folk scene. She has toured the US, The Virgin Islands, and China as a vocalist and writer, and is co-founder of local band, The Heartstring Hunters. The 5-piece band hopes to spread their music far and wide sharing stories from the road, love, and friendship. Check out their music at