From Sandra Dodd's Just Add Light and Stir email list: http://justaddlightandstir.blogspot.com/
If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint. -Edward Hopper, painter (1882-1967)
Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
Ish by Peter H Reynolds
David Stiles has lots of interesting books.
"Fun Projects for You and the Kids" is one of them.
The Maine library lending system has many of them:
Stop Motion - Klutz: - http://video.klutz.com/animation/
Stop Motion - Zu3d - http://zu3d.com/
Mine-Imator - Free tutorial and download to make your own minecraft skins move or animate other minecraft things you've designed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3vWPzxsQm0
Tangle Patterns: http://tanglepatterns.com/
If you like fashion and nature photography: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/liliya-hudyakova-fashion-nature
Diy.org is a site for kids to share pictures of what they make. There are also "challenges" where kids can try to make creative things from a short list of items and then share what they make via pictures with others on the site. https://diy.org/explore and https://diy.org/about (Thank you to Mary Rogers who told me about this. Mary said she first heard about it from Julie Persons. So thank you Julie too!)
Kinetic Sand (it feels SO neat!!!) http://www.michaels.com/kinetic-sand/10332346.html?cm_mmc=EMAIL-_-0603KidsBday-_-KineticSand-_-b3
Legos! Fun at any age! People can use symmetry, alignment, mathematics, creativity and it's fun!
Lego Certified Professionals from the Lego Site (Sean Kenney is one of them)
Picture Dots (something fun to try): http://www.picturedots.com/
Jim Arnowsky's drawing video tutorials: http://www.jimarnosky.com/drawwithjimarnosky.html
Some Art Related Books:
Talking With Artists (great book!!):
Dovor Coloring books are detailed and have fact-filled descriptions. Available on many topics.
"Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists" by Mike Venezia
Smart About Art series of books about artists -
"Claude Monet Sunshine and Waterlillies" by Steven Packard
"Grant Wood" by Steven Packard
(There are more in the series as well.) My daughter enjoyed these books.
Nicely illustrated and interesting to read and short.
"Children's Crafts: Fun and Creativity for Ages 5-12" by Lane Publishine Co. - By the Editors of Sunset Books and Sunset Magazine (This is an old paperback book published in 1976 that my mom or I got from a garage sale - turned out to have some really neat projects in it.)
Amanda Blake Soule's books for art/craft and sewing ideas:
"The Creative Family"
"The Handmade Home"
They are available through the Maine Library lending system. http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S71?/aSoule%2C+Amanda+Blake./asoule+amanda+blake/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&FF=asoule+amanda+blake&1%2C3%2C
Amanda's blog: http://www.soulemama.com/
Note: Cooking, baking and food related books and links are on the history page towards the top.
Art related sites/links/blogs:
Cool art stuff here: http://sandradodd.com/art/
Some ideas of things to do on rainy days (or any day) with toddlers from the La Leche League International site:
Make your own calendars: http://www.lulu.com/publish/calendars/ is one site, but there are many on the internet. Shutterfly also has them.
You might need to google more information on each to see what would be the best one for your child, but at least they are all on one page there.
If your child would enjoy reading about and then watching ballets, "101 Stories of the Great Ballets" by George Balanchine might be of interest. You can read the stories/ballets and then get some of them on dvd or videocassette. I used to keep the book nearby to refer to when my daughter and I watched together.
Homeschool graduate Rowan Walauski is coxing a Youth Rowing team and is looking for more teens to join her crew. They row every Thursday from 4:30 - 6:00pm and meet at the boat shed by the public landing at the bottom of Main St.in Belfast. There is a sign-up sheet in the boat shed. Prior to Youth Rowing, you can get together with other homeschoolers at the Belfast City Park! And in the summer, there are free Summer Nights concerts in downtown Belfast! How perfect is that!! For more info, you can contact Rowan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Station Maine, Rockland, ME: http://www.stationmaine.org/
Megunticook Rowing, Camden, ME: http://megunticookrowing.org/
The Art Loft, Rockland
Kids Unplugged Play Center of Belfast, Maine
Collaborative Artists in Thomaston - interesting article describing the various artists and the location in Thomaston, Maine
Lost Valley Adventure Park in Lewiston-Auburn
MRC - ice skating and tennis
Mid-Coast Community Chorus - http://mccsings.org/
As the former Artistic Director of the Bangor Area Children’s Choir, Steve ran an over 300 voice choral program for youth and teenage singers with multiple choirs offered to serve the wide diversity of ages and abilities As a professional chorister Steve has sung with the New Mexico Singers, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Las Vegas Chamber Singers, Showcase Chamber Ensemble andDivisi.
Along with his new position with MCC he is the Performing Arts educator at the Riley School, the Director of Music at the First Congregational Church in Camden and maintains a private voice studio. When asked what was the biggest draw to taking this position, Steve said, "The spirit of MCC is exciting and I am pleased to be a part of it. I am very excited to once again be involved in a Children's Chorus program and look forward to bringing and building excitement along with instilling a passion for singing and community to young singers".
Registration and First Rehearsal for MC³! will be Thursday September 25th at the Congregational Church in Camden
Lindsay Pinchbeck, Director
February 2015 Special at Sweet Tree Arts
Yoga for ages 5-11 by Jessica Shepard
Monday thru Wednesday Feb 16 - Feb 18, 2015
1-3:30pm at Sweet Tree Arts
$50 for one person, $25 per person for two
Includes one hour of one on one instruction, clay, glaze and firing fee.
Introductory package #2:
$80 for the group + travel fee
$20 per person + portion of travel fee
Includes two hours of instruction, clay/glaze, the firing fee and each participant receives
3lbs of clay. This session would give each participant 30 minutes to try the pottery wheel.
Event Package #1: $180 for the entire group + travel fee, $18 per person + portion of travel fee
Includes two hours of instruction, clay/glaze for 10 people and the firing fee. Each participant receives 2.5lbs of clay to start. Work with Rachel to come up with the perfect hand-building lesson for your event. $1.50 each extra pound of clay used.
Event Package #2: $240 for the entire group + travel fee, $12 per person + portion of travel fee
Includes two hours of instruction broken into two one hour blocks, clay/glaze for 20 people and the firing fee. Each participant recieves 2lbs of clay to start. Work with Rachel to come up with the perfect hand-building lesson for your event. $1.50 each extra pound of clay used.
Clay Enthusiast Package: $205
Includes four hours of one on one instruction, ample clay/glaze, a firing fee and a one
week pottery wheel rental fee.
Travel: .40 cents per mile after 30 miles
The Homeschool Resource Center in Freeport has an improv class this fall with David LaGraffe. Here's the information and contact person.
The Homeschool Resource Center in Freeport (HRC) is opening up our improv
theater class with David LaGraffe to families who are interested in just that,
but who don't want to participate in our entire Tuesday program.
There are a few spaces left in the 9-11 year old and 12-14 y/o age groups. We
start next week and the class runs for 12 weeks, ending December 10 (one week
off in October).
Improv Theater with David LaGraffe of Lights Up Improv
Tuesdays, 12 weeks, starting Sept. 17th
Ages 9-11: 10 - 11 a.m. $160 for the session
Ages 12-14: 11 - 12:15 p.m. $180 for the session
Please let me know if you would like to sign up. We start next week!
Email me off-list at email@example.com
or call 522-7458
Portland Conservatory of Music Homeschool CollaborativeWhere: Pinelands YMCA (please do not call the Y for info)Dates and times: MOnday Sept 30 10.30-3 with a lunch break (we can hang outside or use the cafeteria)Tuesday 1-3.30Wednesday 10-2 with lunchThursday 11.45-3 with lunch/snack breakFriday 1-4 (show at 4 invite your friends and Family)
Our two teachers are Rachel Herzer (piano firstname.lastname@example.org) and Don Pride (guitar email@example.com). Rachel comes from a Homeschool background, herself, and Don homeschools his own children. Both teachers are very enthusiastic and are well prepared to provide your child or children with an excellent, fun, experiential learning program in music! Both of their e-mail addresses are included in this message.
Please spread the word about this program! Registration will remain open until the third week of classes.
Thank you all so much! We're looking forward to starting this creative new program!
HOME Monthly Homeschool Roller Skating Session
Anyone is welcome regardless of their religious background or spiritual beliefs. Some roller skating games are played such as the Hokey Pokey and Corner Skate. This will continue to be offered as long as 75 or more skaters attend. If you are interested, please rsvp by contacting the coordinator by the Wednesday before the skating session.
First Friday of each month (double check the next session by contacting Jenn Martin)
Skating to contemporary Christian music from 1 - 3 pm
Happy Wheels Skate Center
331 Warren Ave.
Portland, Me 04106
Cost: $4 per person including skates, $2 for inline rentals
Please email or call Jenn Martin (787-3433), HOME skate coordinator, to sign up and for
further information. Jenn's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOME website: Homeschoolersofmaine.org
Facebook skating group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/775257902494733/
Skiing in Southern Maine
Posted Wed June 22, 2016 on the Learning All The Time yahoo group
We will be meeting up for Frisbee again this summer. This year we will meet on Thursdays from 4-6 at Payson Park in Portland. We meet in the side of the park opposite Baxter Blvd. this is a group for teens, 12+, that are looking to have fun in a not-too-competitive way. Tomorrow is our first game of the summer, hope to see you there.