Forest & Folk Homeschool Program

at the living arts classroom at mccauley family farm

Next Open House/Meet the Teacher will be on Thursday, March 15th from 3:30-4:30pm.

RSVP here.

Read a creative story currently being written by this semester's homeschool students:

The Mystery of the Ghost Cat as told by Gabrielle, Milo, Ruth & Vanessa

foraging & folk arts for young makers, ages 6-9

FRIDAYS, 10am-3pm, September-May 2018/2019

(currently on thursdays through may 2018)


foraging & folk arts for young apprentices, ages 10-14

tuesdays, 9:30am-3:30pm, September-May 2018/2019

Now in our 5th year, our unique homeschool enrichment program offers students: 

  • a wide range of folk arts and crafts, appealing and useful for girls and boys alike. Arts & crafts explored range from food arts to fiber arts, to oral and movement arts, paper and ink arts, wood and metal arts, traditional living skills such as soap making and candle making, and more.
  • a dedicated exploration of local flora and fauna, allowing students more opportunities to identify plants, animals and mycelium while using the natural world as a platform for creating art
  • ample time spent in the great outdoors, with a focus on foraging and identification (ex: picking wild chicory to take back to the classroom and utilize in a medicinal recipe)
  • focus on building relationships with each other, creating a strong community and lasting bonds
  • monthly visits from visiting craftspeople, including experts in the fields of herbal medicine, mushroom/plant/bird identification, etc...
  • located at the beautiful and charming McCauley Family Farm in Longmont, just 10 minutes from Boulder

enrollment & tuition 2018/2019

For our reservation forms, which contain information about tuition/fees, please click on one of the following links:

Young Makers, ages 6-9, Fridays, 10am-3pm, Sept-May

Young Apprentices, ages 10-14, Tuesdays, 9:30am-3:30pm, Sept-May

Please click here to take a look at our school year calendar, and for community potluck dates.

Please email us if you'd like to be added to our homeschool program update list.

our program teacher


Erin Poindexter earned her Master of Arts in Art and Design Education at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where she explored arts-based research with a focus on place-based learning and community partnerships.  Before relocating to Colorado, Erin earned a BFA in Painting from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and taught art for 6 years in private and public pk-12 Massachusetts schools. 

Raised in the rolling hills of North Carolina, Erin's educational philosophy is grounded in Eco-Art, or ecologically minded art education which seeks to generate new ideas and creative procedures for joining individual well being with global sustainability (Weir, 2016, Tereso, 2012).   She believes that nature is an inexhaustible resource of information and that the languages of art (painting, functional sculpture, poetry) are excellent ways to access that information.  But the most important function for an Eco-Art Education is to provide an arena in which students can have an authentic experience of connectivity and become a part of something bigger than themselves— be it a community, a communion with nature, or both.