The Fall Youth Program will be starting soon. Registration is now open. Classes are listed online on our Youth Program Page.
In the meantime, we can enjoy all the great art the children have added to the Shake Rag grounds:
Michelle Stitzlein's delightful Bottlecap Art Projects.
If you visit Shake Rag, be sure to wander up that way and see these whimsical creations.
In the summer of 2010, Lifka Bennett, a 5th grade teacher in Mineral Point Elementary School, took Diane's "Access Your Creativity" class for teachers. She needed a lesson plan to implement during the summer program Free Arts Camp and wanted to do something with recycled art, so Diane showed her Michelle's projects which she had just discovered online.
Lifka loved it.
Lifka's husband, Chuck, cut the butterfly, caterpillar, and flower shapes which Di and Lifka painted. Then the bottlecap collecting started.The summer kids glued on the what had been collected so far but they needed LOTS more.
So when school started in the fall Lifka had the whole school collecting caps! The 5th graders glued on the remaining bottlecaps when they came to Shake Rag for fall and spring clean up (helper days that we ALWAYS look forward to and for which we are SOOOO grateful).
|Decorating the birds|
|Birds installed on the wall|
And, last but not least, the wonderful painted pickets leading up to Ellery House:
Visit our Youth Summer 2011 Photo Gallery to see lots more photos of the Youth Summer Program.