One of the key takeaways for us was watching the boys focused and engaged on the tasks at hand...deliberating about how to put their personal stamp on their projects, and choosing their materials and colors ever so carefully. Moms were proud and impressed that their sons had taken to the crafts so quickly and completely and happily chatted away with each other while the kids got down with glue, tissue paper, markers and origami papers.
Other rewarding moments surfaced while seeing the crafters' interpretation of our project intentions. Many of the children put their own spin on the projects, mixing and matching materials from the various stations and following their own vision instead of ours. We are always so thrilled to see imaginations at work!
Our initial summer schedule is out...have a look and check back often as we'll be adding more classes shortly.