One Day Camp at Austin Children’s Museum

Date January 23, 2012

Sadly, this camp is canceled. Or should I say, postponed until another time!

In collaboration with the Austin Children’s Museum, I’ll be holding a one day craft camp for kids ages 8-11.

We’ll play, craft, write, eat lunch along the shores of Ladybird lake (weather permitting of course) and craft and play some more!

It should be a great day and I’m excited about holding it downtown.

Stay tuned for sign up information. Email me if you have any questions!

Here’s what we’ll be doing…

Art of the Letter Camp

While communication has increased a thousand fold in the last 20 years  – with email, Facebook, and video chats so easily accessed – the amount of letters one writes and receives has diminished significantly. Which has made the value of a hand crafted letter showing up in your mailbox increase beyond measure. Just think of that moment when you realize there is a hand written note embellished with drawings and messages and other amazing artistry.

In this class we’ll cover both angles – the stationery making and the letter writing.

We’ll make personalized note cards using stitching, collage and stamps – with lots of reclaimed materials of course.

We’ll fold up some cool origami envelopes and note cards and make our very own box of stationery.

We’ll read through old letters from the twenties and thirties when letter writing was a daily task and just about the only communication a person had with a distant relative. We’ll examine the language used and the messages sent. We’ll ponder what life might have been like then – in another time and place. And we’ll discuss just how that letter might have gotten from point A to point B

Then we’ll craft our own letters, using writing prompts and tips and we’ll work to reinvigorate this ancient art that is at once craft, communication and connection.

 

*If cost is an issue, please email me. I’m happy to work something out.

 

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