Forest & Folk Homeschool Program
at the living arts classroom at mccauley family farm
Next Open House/Meet the Teacher will be on Monday, December 11th from 10-11am.
foraging & folk arts for young makers, ages 6-10
thursdays, 10am-3pm, January-may 2018
Now in our 4th 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
- more 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, who may now also include 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
Please click here for more information about our tuition & fees, and how to reserve your child's spot.
Please click here to take a look at our school year calendar, and for community potluck dates.
Our beloved teen program, Young Apprentices, for students ages 10-14, is on hiatus until Fall 2018. 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.