Children’s Garden

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.

Summer 2014
Kids in Toyland
Ages 8-18
Meet 4 times per week
Students may sign up for one or any of the weeks.

K8A Week 1 July 8-11
K8B Week 2 July 15-18
K8C Week 3 July 22-25
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$75 ($65 members) per week

Every summer, children from different neighborhoods meet at Woodmere to celebrate art and community. In keeping with this year’s theme, Kids in Toyland, we’ll design and construct oversize alphabet blocks, a magical hopscotch grid, and more. The finished artwork will be installed in the Museum’s Children’s Garden, adjacent to the George D. Widener studio building. Woodmere is grateful to generous supporters who have helped underwrite the expenses for this program.

2013 – Fanciful Tales

Ages 8-18 | Monday-Friday, July 8-August 2: SIGN UP FOR Week 1 or Week 2 or Week 3 or Week 4 or any combination or all 4 weeks
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
$75 per week ($65 per week members)

The Community Children’s Garden Project provides unique opportunities for children to work with professional artists in the design, creation and construction of a public outdoor artwork.

The project is organized into four weekly programs that use diverse materials to interpret a variety of Fanciful Tales. Each week, a new story will be the genesis of a collaborative project culminating in unique outdoor sculptures that will be installed in Woodmere’s Children’s Garden.

The following describes each week’s focus:
Week 1: July 8-12: Alice in Wonderland will inspire a massive deck of cards
Week 2: July 15-19: Giant plants and flowers from Gulliver’s Travels
Week 3: July 29-August 2: E.S. Nesbit’s The Book of Dragons, will inspire an enchanted book in huge proportions

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
Ages: 8–16
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.