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Summer Camp 2019- The Final Week! Sob.

I’m typing this while sitting on my sofa with a cup of tea, wearing pyjamas and nursing some very sore muscles. At the beginning of every Summer I get overly excited about teaching at camp. By the end of camp I’m crawling around like a broken lizard and falling asleep at eight in the evening. …

art camp, art education, summer camp

Summer Camp – Architecture and Town Planning Week

And so the first week of this year’s Noctiluna Summer Camps is over. I had planned to write this post on Friday evening. Turns out I was suffering from the convenient amnesia that occurs each year at the beginning of camp season. I always forget just how intense this camp is for everyone – campers …

art camp, education, kids, summer camp

Summer Is Here! A Look At The 2019 Camp Themes

The Noctiluna summer camps are filling up rapidly, and I have started my closing dance of nervous excitement that happens like clockwork each May/June. When most other teachers are starting to exhale towards their summer break, I start frantically ordering materials, collecting found objects, meeting with my colleagues and checking my planner constantly. The planner …

art and design, education

Can Teach, Will Teach

Ever heard of that saying  ‘He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.’ ? Thanks a lot, George Bernard Shaw. Decades later, teachers everywhere are dealing with the offshoots from that seed of discrimination you helped to plant. What would your english literature teacher have had to say about that, hmmm? Let’s change that little …

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The kids are all right – Town Planners,Trend setters and Visionaries

Fact one: Vienna has a new town planning director, and she is going to focus on the town’s walkability (yay!!!). Fact two: The Vienna Patch site published an article yesterday, that includes a survey of people in Vienna. Question asked?… What is Vienna missing? Ahem, we got there first Do you remember when we did …

design, summer camp

What Your Kids Did at Art Camp – Week 3

I am flying to England on Sunday, so I’m writing about this week’s camp before the week is even over! I also am a little thin on photos, but I’ll update this post with more pictorial evidence later today, or you can click here. I have been very busy, and this blog post may sound …

design, summer camp

Summer Art Camp, What Your Kids Did – Week 1

And so, the first week of this year’s summer camp has come to pass. I should have written this on the weekend, but I was exhausted, and chose to binge read Howl’s Moving Castle instead (excellent book by the way), take long naps, and drop in on the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which is happening right …

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A Veteran’s Guide to prepping for summer art camp

This post is being written in the midst of a flurry of pre-camp activity. You will be reading this (hopefully) on the Monday of the first week of the  2017 Noctiluna Summer Camps, woohoo!! My house looks like a crime scene (you know, the one where someone knocks off an art store, and their local …

design, productivity, wellness

Doing A Lot And Very Little At The Same Time – My Unique Work Week.

I’m going on vacation next week (yay!) so, of course, this week was supposed to be a week of frenzied non-stop work, and last minute run-around chores (boo!). If my Fitbit had not broken (Again. Seriously, design a better strap already.) it should be clocking impressive miles. However, a three hour long pediatrician appointment on Tuesday, a two hour …

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