Parent/Caregiver and Child Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handwork Class

 

Caregiver & Child class offers the opportunity for a beloved caregiver and child to explore the natural world they are a part of, together. In community with the Forest Kinder teachers and the Forest Kinder children, this class will allow our younger friends to explore outside with the emotional and physical security of their beloved caregivers present. Over the weeks of the session they will become familiar with the rhythm of the morning - Circle with songs/rhymes and movement, use of the toilet/diaper change (if needed), a short hike, communal snack, unstructured play in nature, and then closure. As the child feels more confident to play further from their caregiver it allows for their caregiver to have intentional time to observe how their child plays. This space can also lend itself to discussions with the adults in the class on topics such as the importance of unstructured free play and how to support it, skills practiced and values learned, and the many possible roles of the caregiver and play. The Caregiver & Child class also lends itself to being a lovely introduction and transitional experience to our Forest Kindergarten. We hope you can join us!

Each series is six weeks long (Aug 17 - Sep 21 and  Sep 29 -  Nov 2) and costs $150 each. Classes meet Fridays from 9am to 11am at the Briones trailhead in Lafayette. Click here to register.

 

Join us for Handwork Class, Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Our series runs August 28th through October 30. During the course of 10 sessions at our beautiful 35-acre site, we will:

  • Nature Crochet & Lucet-- make crochet hooks from nature

  • Group Finger Knit a hanging circular play area

  • Learn to braid with a traditional Flettehjul braid

  • Weaving with sticks

  • Knitting (Projects may include: Bean Bags, Farm Animals made from Squares, Water Bottle Holder, Hacky Sacks, Placemats, Wash Towels, Sweaters, “No Ticks in My Hair” Hats)

Cost is $165 for the series (includes materials) and is open to children in Grades 1 through 8. The ultra-talented Loel Garcia will lead this class, which will have a max of 10 children.

Student guidelines:

• Students must be able to listen and follow instructions

• Students will need to work independently while the teacher works individually with their colleagues

• Students should be able to focus on a task for at least 15 minutes at a time

To register, send an email to business.manager@wildoakeducation.org

Art Class

Inspired by the Renaissance and Nature around us, our Art Class will explore drawing, watercolor, and clay taught by our very own Meryn Gruhn Di Tullio. This 90-minute Class will explore various techniques used by the Masters of the Renaissance while we create our own masterpieces.

Our 10-week series runs August 30 through November 1, Thursdays from 1:30pm - 3:00pm. Held on the beautiful 35 acre Twin Canyon site.

Cost is $165 for the series (includes materials). The class is open to children in Grades 1 through 8, and will have a max of 16 children.

Student guidelines:

• Students must be able to listen and follow instructions

• Students will need to work independently while the teacher works individually with their colleagues

• Students should be able to focus on a task for at least 15 minutes at a time

To register, send an email to business.manager@wildoakeducation.org