Children will gather at the Tapping Reeve Meadow for process-based art projects derived from materials foraged on the property, learning contemporary versions of techniques based in colonial and Native American traditions: from corn husk dolls to nature looms, natural dyes to mud pies. We will start every afternoon with a short excursion through the meadow, the Chestnut Grove and Children’s Garden, observing, discussing, and drawing. We will then return to work on a take-home project.
• This is a process-art based program, where the experience of creating takes priority over the look of the finished project. Every child finds their unique path into these open-ended projects, and while the outcome is often delightful, sometimes the work is purely experimental. Please keep this in mind when you ask your child about their work!