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  • Upcoming Events

    Jun
    24
    Sat
    9:00 am Plein Air Pastel Workshop with B...
    Plein Air Pastel Workshop with B...
    Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Betsy Payne Cook
        Artists will learn: – to identify compositional structures to enhance movement in your paintings – to choose color harmonies to encourage a personal interpretation of the landscape – any level or medium welcome Betsy paints in pastels, but information will apply to other drawing & painting mediums as well. Painting outdoors is an exhilarating experience, and this class is ideal for artists who want to take the challenge of stepping outdoors to paint! Whether you are a novice or an experienced painter, the opportunity to paint together outdoors is rewarding. The workshop will begin with a pastel painting demonstration, as Betsy shares pointers for setting up on location and narrowing the field of vision to choose a composition for your painting. You will then have time to complete a preliminary sketch followed by painting at your easel with individual feedback regarding good drawing skills, including perspective, balance of masses & shapes, and use of color harmonies. You will need a sketchbook, drawing materials, your own painting supplies, and an easel. Betsy will be happy to try to assist you if you do not have an easel. Please remember to bring sunscreen, bug repellent, water and a hat! It might also be useful to have a camp chair to use during the demo or when you take a break. • Lunch break on own for participants (Magnolia Café has lunches available for purchase, or bring your own) • 5 students minimum, 15 students maximum • Participants are required to being their own materials, a supply list will be provided upon registration The deadline to register is Friday, June 16.     About Betsy Payne Cook: Betsy paints exclusively with pastels, and is honored to be elected as a Juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, and to have achieved signature membership status in the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. Betsy is also acknowledged as a Juried Master Artist at the Cape Cod Art Association. Betsy’s paintings depict her impressions of the landscape and its abundance of colors. She paints both en plein air and in her studio; and conveys her love of the outdoors in each painting. Betsy publishes a newsletter and a blog, both titled “Painting In and Out,” sharing her thoughts on her life as an artist.
    Jun
    26
    Mon
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Register for the 2017 Summer Vacation Program The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums. 2017 Program Options Full Day 9am-3:30pm Half Day 9am-1pm Morning extended day: 8-9am Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm 2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths Our Typical Weekly Schedule: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 9:15. Please arrive on time to the program. Wednesday: Water Fun & Sprinkler Day – Please pack a bathing suit and towel or just a change of clothes. Our outdoor time will incorporate a lot of water play. Thursday: Bike & Scooter Day – Students are welcome to bring a bike or scooter AND helmet to our program. We will block off the parking lot and have some riding time. Friday: Heritage Museums & Gardens Family Fun Friday. Students will attend the concert on the main stage at 11 am. Our Typical Daily Schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make predictions or share what you know) 10-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside 12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2 Investigation Stations in the classroom with afternoon featured activity 2-3 Second Investigation Adventure 3-3:15 Second Think Time 3:15-4 Free Play Outside 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
    Jun
    27
    Tue
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Register for the 2017 Summer Vacation Program The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums. 2017 Program Options Full Day 9am-3:30pm Half Day 9am-1pm Morning extended day: 8-9am Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm 2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths Our Typical Weekly Schedule: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 9:15. Please arrive on time to the program. Wednesday: Water Fun & Sprinkler Day – Please pack a bathing suit and towel or just a change of clothes. Our outdoor time will incorporate a lot of water play. Thursday: Bike & Scooter Day – Students are welcome to bring a bike or scooter AND helmet to our program. We will block off the parking lot and have some riding time. Friday: Heritage Museums & Gardens Family Fun Friday. Students will attend the concert on the main stage at 11 am. Our Typical Daily Schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make predictions or share what you know) 10-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside 12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2 Investigation Stations in the classroom with afternoon featured activity 2-3 Second Investigation Adventure 3-3:15 Second Think Time 3:15-4 Free Play Outside 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
    Jun
    28
    Wed
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    The Hundred Acre School at Herit... @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
    Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Register for the 2017 Summer Vacation Program The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums. 2017 Program Options Full Day 9am-3:30pm Half Day 9am-1pm Morning extended day: 8-9am Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm 2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths Our Typical Weekly Schedule: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 9:15. Please arrive on time to the program. Wednesday: Water Fun & Sprinkler Day – Please pack a bathing suit and towel or just a change of clothes. Our outdoor time will incorporate a lot of water play. Thursday: Bike & Scooter Day – Students are welcome to bring a bike or scooter AND helmet to our program. We will block off the parking lot and have some riding time. Friday: Heritage Museums & Gardens Family Fun Friday. Students will attend the concert on the main stage at 11 am. Our Typical Daily Schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make predictions or share what you know) 10-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside 12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2 Investigation Stations in the classroom with afternoon featured activity 2-3 Second Investigation Adventure 3-3:15 Second Think Time 3:15-4 Free Play Outside 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
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