For six years, Woodmere’s Summer Arts Community Program has collaborated with children from differing ages, ethnicities and neighborhoods to construct a major work of art.
2013 – Fanciful Tales
Meet 5 times per week
Monday-Friday, July 8-August 2
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
$75 per week ($65 per week members)
Summer is a time for art, gardening, movies, fun and, of course, water balloon fights. For the first time, the community project (running Monday-Friday, July 8-Aug. 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) offers four distinct weekly programs surrounding the theme of Fanciful Tales. Each week, a new story will be the genesis of a magical project culminating in unique outdoor sculptures to be installed in Woodmere’s Children’s Garden. Children will have the opportunity to learn about Woodmere’s butterfly garden and get their hands dirty as they discover the wonders of nature. Afterward, with the accompanying Kid Cinema program, children can relax and watch a movie.
Each week a new story will be the genesis of a magical installation project.
Week one: July 8-12 Alice in Wonderland will inspire a massive deck of cards
Week two: July 15-19 Gulliver’s Travels will arouse the need for giant flowers
Week three: July 22-26 Anansi and other tales will inspire magical pots
Week four: July 29-August 2 E.S. Nesbit’s Book of Dragons, will create a massive enchanted book
Woodmere is grateful to generous supporters who have helped underwrite the expenses for this program. To apply for this program, contact the Education Department at 215-247-0948.
2012 – Between Earth and Sky: Roots, Wings, and Other Things
Wednesday–Friday, July 11–13, 18–20, 25–27, 9:00 a.m.–noon
Woodmere offers opportunities for children with an aptitude for and interest in art to work alongside artists in a real studio setting to create amazing installations. Children will design and build a major outdoor sculptural installation that will be incorporated into Woodmere’s Children’s Garden. This year’s theme will allow our young artists to make art inspired by the elements of earth and air. To apply, contact the Education Department at 215-247-0948.
2011 – Monsters, Myths, and Magic
The 2011 project Monsters, Myths, and Magic brought together 29 children and young adults, ages 8-22, for two weeks, to create mythical creatures and monsters. Under the direction of Woodmere educator and artist Hildy Tow students designed and built fanciful wooden creatures, a giant bird’s nest, jeweled stepping stones, birds, birdhouses and butterflies, all installed amongst the flower beds in the Children’s Garden.