Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Art Programs for Children at the Brandywine River Museum

Featuring thematic guided tours followed by hands-on art projects!

Programs for ages 3 to 10 year olds:

Thursdays in July
10 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Programs for ages 10 to 14:
Selected Tuesdays
10 a.m.

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Museum Explorer Mornings
* Designed for children ages 3 to 10 accompanied by an adult.
* The programs take place on Thursdays, with sessions beginning at 10 and 11 a.m.
* Participants may sign up for one or all five programs. The days and themes include:

July 2 - Red, White and Blue
Search for the colors of the American flag in works of art, then design patriotic pictures using red, white and blue art materials.

July 9 - Looking at Lines
Discover different types of lines--straight, curved, diagonal and horizontal--in drawings and paintings from the museum's collections. Following at tour, design linear compositions using "scratch art" paper.

July 16 - Apples and Oranges
Learn the secrets of still life painting, including artists' use of shading, scale and perspective to crate realistic images. After the gallery tour, experiment with these techniques by drawing, cutting and pasting still life pictures.

July 23 - Museum Safari
Be on the lookout for painted and sculpted animals of all sorts and sizes on a museum safari! Next, make animal sculptures using Crayola's Model Magic©.

July 30 - Who Am I? Peering at Portraits
Become a detective and uncover hidden clues in painted portraits. After the gallery mysteries are solved, make colorful cut-out portraits with some unexpected materials.
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Advanced Explorer Workshops
* In-depth sessions designed for children ages 10 to 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
* The programs are held on selected Tuesday mornings.
* Featuring museum tours followed by hands-on art projects.
* Participants may sign up for one or all three programs.
* The days and themes include:

July 7 - Scenes of Summer
Explore the art of landscape in the museum, then sketch the details of the natural landscape along the riverbank using colorful oil pastels.

July 14 - Focus on Fruits
Learn artists' techniques for making painted objects look real through an in-depth look at the Fruits of Summer exhibition. Next, apply concepts of scale, color, shading and perspective in still life compositions using pencil and watercolor.

July 21 - In Black and White
Investigate artists' use of line, pattern and spatial design on a museum tour. Then, experiment with lines, contrasting shapes and interesting patterns using charcoal pencils or pen & ink. Finally, translate your favorite drawing into a black and white print.
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Reservations Required
* Please include name, phone number and program date and session.
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Included with museum admission
$10 per adult;
$6 per child age 6 and older and seniors.
Free for children under 6 and museum members.
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The Brandywine River Museum is located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The museum is open daily, except Christmas Day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

West Side Story presented by the Delaware All State Theater

Come see some of the area's best highschool performers, accompanied by a full orchestra, in the classic West Side Story on the fabulous DuPont Theatre Stage.

June 19 & 20
8:00 PM

June 21
2:00 PM

June 26 & 27
8:00 PM

June 28
2:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $15-40



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Homeschool Garden Adventure at Winterthur!

Thursday, June 4, 2009
11:00am - 3:00pm

Exercise your senses and cultivate both sides of your brain with self-guided activities in the garden. Make a small pot from recycled materials and plant a seed to grow at home.

Registration required:


$8 per person
$5 for members
Children under 2 - Free



Monday, June 1, 2009

Rainbow Resource!

New to homeschooling?

Then perhaps you do not yet know about Rainbow Resource?
Rainbow Resource is simply,
the definitive source for homeschooling curriculum and materials!

Since 1989, this family business has worked hard to help homeschooling families stretch their budgets while providing worthwhile products. They currently offer over 40,000 quality products in all subject areas, for grades PK through 12 - and beyond! In their own 20 years of homeschooling, they have used and evaluated thousands of products, and they enjoy passing that information on to you through their detailed reviews.

Check them out online or call to order a catalogue today!





City Gates

CityGates Academy, a home-school program in North Wilmington, is taking registrations for the next school year. Your child may take one or as many classes as they wish. Classes are held on Tuesdays, at St. Paul ’s Methodist Church on Foulk Rd. Prospective families are welcome to come and visit any classes they may be interested in.

For more information, see their website:
Mara Sharp

Art Camp!

Art Camp

THEME - With All of our Heart
June 22-26, 2009
Part days, full days, part week and full week available
Part-time - 9am to 12N
Full-time - 9am to 3pm

Discount for siblings.

Please bring a lunch and beverage.
Snacks will be provided in the AM and PM.

If you have any questions about the fees or times
registration form and fee schedule
please contact:


First Alliance Church

2145 Graves Road
DE 19707


Sing Joyfully! A Treble Choral & Arts Camp

This five-day camp for children ages 7 to 12 with unchanged
voices focuses on choral performance and healthy singing
techniques, enriching the experience with other fine arts. Along
with choral singing and rehearsals, students will participate in
music theory and ear-training, drama, visual arts and dance/
movement activities each day. Special guests of interest to the
young singer will be featured daily. The week will culminate in a
choral performance on Friday.

7 to 12 years
(unchanged voices; children must be able to read words)

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Monday-Friday, June 22-26,
With concert on Friday!


Marybeth Miller, conductor.
Music School faculty and special guests

Registration and Requirements:
Consent of the instructor is required.

Wilmington Music School is now
The Music School of Delaware

Wilmington Branch

4101 Washington Street, Wilmington, DE 19802
Phone: 302-762-1132
Fax: 302-762-3422



Folk Art Celebration, a Free Event at the Delaware Art Museum!

Sunday, June 14
12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Discover the Fun of Folk Art!
*quilt demonstrations
*storytelling performances

Celebrating the following exhibitions:
Ancestry and Innovation: African American Art from the American Folk Art Museum
Out of the Commonplace: The Folk Art of Delaware

The Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway,
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
866.232.3714 (Toll free)


Seussical the Musical at the Wilmington Drama League!

It's not too Late!
Final Performances ~ This Weekend!

June 19 – 28, 2009

Saturday at 8pm

Sunday at 2pm

Seussical the Musical brings to life favorite Dr. Seuss characters including; Horton the Elephant Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie, all of Whovillie, The Cat in the Hat and Jojo (thinker of strange and wonderful thinks.) All are seamlessly intertwined in this colorful tale. Dr. Seuss's themes are relevant and universal, making this musical appealing to all ages!

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Tina M. Sheing


* Adults $15

* Senior $ 12

* Students $12

* Child $8

Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.

Wilmington, DE 19802

Box Office: