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established 1999 -- (almost!) ten years celebrating the value of creativity

Happy New Year!  This year, Butterfly School and Art Harvest will "come to life" in a series of Studio Art classes for adults and children.  E-mail Jessie to request class list when it is ready.  
     Looking for information on Jessie's campaign for Lexington School Committee?  
     Visit www.lexvoteforjessie.com            

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Art Harvest is an active art studio.  A portfolio of Jessie's hand-made Art Harvest Hats is on-line for the winter season.  Custom orders for the 2008 holiday collection are closed.  New winter hats will arrive after New Year's Day!

 

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Making Gifts

Butterfly School is a guided daily curriculum to help caregivers structure 15 minutes each day in a stimulating creative activity with young children.  Jessie's goal in creating the curriculum is to make learning fun by providing easy projects that nurture critical-thinking skills, literacy, numeracy and creativity at a young age.  Featured: help children learn the special pride that comes from having made a gift yourself! 


Think Lexington
highlights some challenges in public schools and suggests that participation in local government can help people engage to tackle tough problems.  When Jessie created the pages Lexington was facing a large budget shortfall and turned to voters to decide whether the majority wished to address the shortfall by raising taxes or cutting programs.  Many people (including me) were just learning how our local government worked.  The Kid Pages were designed to help all of us gain an overview of the budget process and to learn how to make our voice heard! 
wpe59.jpg (205354 bytes) Papermaking Class is a sample of the Studio Classes that Jessie will teach beginning Winter 2009.  Adults and children will be able to sign up for small-group workshops that introduce and explore different media:  papermaking, bookmaking, artist's trading cards, altered books, art dolls, and unique projects that grow from original stories made here in the Studio.
 

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"There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children;
one is roots, the other, wings."  -- Anonymous

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