Multi-cultural Arts
School Age Multi-cultural Arts Program
Thank you to everyone who has participated in our program the last few summers and offered us feedback in planning our school age multicultural arts program for this year. With your help we are able to continue to offer this program that will include a variety of arts experiences and cultural studies in a format of shorter sessions. The program will have the same daily structure as the last few years but will consists of five one week sessions. We will run 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, with aftercare available until 5:30 p.m.

Terrie Colbert, who has worked with the Childrens' House since 1988 will again coordinate the program, with help from various Childrens' House specialists in the areas of art, music and drama. Some of you may be unfamiliar with our past programs - since 1996 we have run a summer multi-cultural arts program for school aged children during which we have "visited" the cultures of Senegal and Madagascar in Africa, Guadeloupe in the French West Indies, French Guyana in South America, Tahiti and the Oceanic cultures in the Pacific, and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and Belize. Several summers ago we made our main area of exploration the ancient culturals of the world. We have studied the mysteries and treasures of Ancient Egypt. We took a voyage with the ancient seafaring explorers, the Vikings. We thoroughly enjoyed immersing ourselves in Ancient China, through cooking projects, bruch painting, folktales and poetry. Last summer we "visited" Ancient Greece, exploring its spectacular architecture, drama, Olympic history and cuisine.

During the summer of 2007 we will be "traveling" to Ancient Rome to absorb all the riches it has to offer in history, archeology, theatre, mythology, art, and nature. Wherever we may roam, we will follow our tired and true format of combining our cultural "studies" with geography, art, music, drama, cuisine, and ecology of the area. All of us involved in the planning process for this summer's offerings are excited about the program and are looking forward to discovering and sharing new knowledge with your child.

Please call us with any questions, or return the registration form to save a space. Maximum enrollment is 15 children. Hope to see you this summer!

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