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What do kites and poems have in common?  They are both handcrafted by free spirits, the inner child, the wild child, the quiet visionary.  Further, they are both powered by the imagination, and they both take flight.  We'll use recycled materials, rulers, and both arithmetic and geometry to construct our own Benjamin Franklin kites.  Then taking inspiration from wind, wings, and all our hopes and dreams, we'll write wishes in the form of haiku, acrostic poems, concrete poems, and odes.  Next, we'll paste them onto our kites, creating winged chapbooks, poetic flying machines!  At the end of the day, we'll take our kites and wishes outside and see just how high we can fly them.   

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM; 5 sessions; starting 10/24/2017, ending 11/28/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/21/2017)

Tuition: $124.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : BCSIS Elementary Location : 
  BCSIS Elementary.

Room :  TBA

Instructor : Katherine Millersdaughter 



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What do kites and poems have in common?  They are both handcrafted by free spirits, the inner child, the wild child, the quiet visionary.  Further, they are both powered by the imagination, and they both take flight.  We'll use recycled materials, rulers, and both arithmetic and geometry to construct our own Benjamin Franklin kites.  Then taking inspiration from wind, wings, and all our hopes and dreams, we'll write wishes in the form of haiku, acrostic poems, concrete poems, and odes.  Next, we'll paste them onto our kites, creating winged chapbooks, poetic flying machines!  At the end of the day, we'll take our kites and wishes outside and see just how high we can fly them.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 2:55 PM - 3:55 PM; 5 sessions; starting 10/26/2017, ending 11/30/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/23/2017)

Tuition: $124.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : Flatirons Elementary Location : 
  Flatirons Elementary.

Room :  TBA

Instructor : Katherine Millersdaughter 



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What do kites and poems have in common?  They are both handcrafted by free spirits, the inner child, the wild child, the quiet visionary.  Further, they are both powered by the imagination, and they both take flight.  We'll use recycled materials, rulers, and both arithmetic and geometry to construct our own Benjamin Franklin kites.  Then taking inspiration from wind, wings, and all our hopes and dreams, we'll write wishes in the form of haiku, acrostic poems, concrete poems, and odes.  Next, we'll paste them onto our kites, creating winged chapbooks, poetic flying machines!  At the end of the day, we'll take our kites and wishes outside and see just how high we can fly them.   

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 10/27/2017, ending 12/8/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/10/2017, 11/24/2017)

Tuition: $124.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : Foothill Elementary Location : 
  Foothill Elementary.

Room :  TBA

Instructor : Katherine Millersdaughter 



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This workshop combines papercraft, ink-making, bookbinding, nature study, nature art, and poetry.  Each student will choose a spirit animal from a compendium of local pollinators.  Exploring a variety of poetic forms, we will create mixed media montages of each animal's life cycle.  Using recycled and natural materials, we will make seed paper and seed balls, selecting seeds that will grow into the flowers most preferred by our spirit animals.  We will make berry and walnut ink and write seed-paper postcards to both pollinator and planet.  Exploring the passageways among invention, composition, and revision, we will write and rewrite and write again in our notebooks and then make tiny-book chapbooks for our poetry, transcribing our chosen words onto the tiny page.  Finally, we'll make tiny flower-pot meadows--fairy gardens that provide the soil for our seeds and the stage for our postcards and poetry.    

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM; 5 sessions; starting 9/12/2017, ending 10/10/2017

Tuition: $124.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : BCSIS Elementary Location : 
  BCSIS Elementary.

Room :  TBA

Instructor : Katherine Millersdaughter 



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This workshop combines papercraft, ink-making, bookbinding, nature study, nature art, and poetry.  Each student will choose a spirit animal from a compendium of local pollinators.  Exploring a variety of poetic forms, we will create mixed media montages of each animal's life cycle.  Using recycled and natural materials, we will make seed paper and seed balls, selecting seeds that will grow into the flowers most preferred by our spirit animals.  We will make berry and walnut ink and write seed-paper postcards to both pollinator and planet.  Exploring the passageways among invention, composition, and revision, we will write and rewrite and write again in our notebooks and then make tiny-book chapbooks for our poetry, transcribing our chosen words onto the tiny page.  Finally, we'll make tiny flower-pot meadows--fairy gardens that provide the soil for our seeds and the stage for our postcards and poetry.    

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 2:55 PM - 3:55 PM; 5 sessions; starting 9/14/2017, ending 10/12/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/19/2017)

Tuition: $124.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : Flatirons Elementary Location : 
  Flatirons Elementary.

Room :  TBA

Instructor : Katherine Millersdaughter 



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This workshop combines papercraft, ink-making, bookbinding, nature study, nature art, and poetry.  Each student will choose a spirit animal from a compendium of local pollinators.  Exploring a variety of poetic forms, we will create mixed media montages of each animal's life cycle.  Using recycled and natural materials, we will make seed paper and seed balls, selecting seeds that will grow into the flowers most preferred by our spirit animals.  We will make berry and walnut ink and write seed-paper postcards to both pollinator and planet.  Exploring the passageways among invention, composition, and revision, we will write and rewrite and write again in our notebooks and then make tiny-book chapbooks for our poetry, transcribing our chosen words onto the tiny page.  Finally, we'll make tiny flower-pot meadows--fairy gardens that provide the soil for our seeds and the stage for our postcards and poetry.    

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 9/15/2017, ending 10/20/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/13/2017)

Tuition: $124.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : Foothill Elementary Location : 
  Foothill Elementary.

Room :  TBA

Instructor : Katherine Millersdaughter 



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