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Fall and Winter 2006

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2006 ACTIVITIES

Kensington Metropark Kids Cottage

Volunteer opportunities & Classes


 

Friday, November 10, 2006 6:30 pm - 9 pm

 

Three Little Pigs Tour. Strawbale Video & Supper

 

Curious about natural building and the Strawbale Studio? Come visit this enchanting thatched-roof structure and learn more about the natural building movement. Also find out about the other activities at the Studio: thatching,model-making, natural paints and plastering. Books/art for sale. Includes a vegetarian supper, a video on Strawbale Construction in the US and Mexico, and a chance to see other natural building and sustainability books and resources.

 

$25 Register & prepay by October 3. $5 “Bring-a-Friend Discount. Register/prepay by November 3. Make checks out to Deanne Bednar and mail to me at PO Box 733, Oxford, MI 48371. 248 628 1887. Call to register and get directions.

 

Location: The Strawbale Studio 1 hour north of Detroit, on beautiful wooded rural land.


 

Sunday, November 19, 2006 2 pm - 5 pm

 

Introduction to Natural Building & Earthen Model-Making

 

An introduction to natural building includes a tour of the thatched-roof Strawbale Studio and Rocket Stove Heated Bench, a guided meditation on Intuitive Design, and an opportunity to make an earthen mix and sculpt a model of your choice to take home. $30 by Oct. 6, or $35 by Oct 11. “Bring a friend” - 20% Discount. Deanne Bednar PO Box 733, Oxford, MI 48371. 248 628 1887. www.freewebs.com/strawbalestudio

Location: 1 hour north of Detroit on rural land east of Oxford, MI 48370


 

Sunday, December 10, 2006 Natural Holiday Crafts

 

 

Remember how people used to make their gifts from local, natural materials? Remember the sweet smell of bees wax, and pine needles? Come enjoy some time to be with nature and natural materials as you make a gift for yourself or others. For adults and children. If you are a parent, enjoy the event with your child, or drop off your child for the following activities.

 

1 - 2:30 pm, Natural Gifts Class: Candle & Candle Holder.

Make your own dipped bees-wax candles and sculpted earthen Candle Stick Holder.

I you wish, you can also use the earthen mix to create a sculpture of your choice. Feel free to go outdoors, collect nature items and combine them with the earthen mix to make an interesting & natural gift.

 

(Bring a snack for the 2:30-3 break if you are staying for both classes. )

 

3 - 4:30 pm, Natural Holiday Cards & Wrapping Paper Class. Make your own Holiday cards and gift cards with stencils and pastels. Easy and beautiful. Bring paper bags to make your own wrapping paper using the same techniques. Learn how to cord and make your own natural string for wrapping.

 

Fee: $15 for each class. Discounts: $25 for both classes, Additional $5 discount for Prepayment by Dec 7. Group discounts & some scholarships available.

 

Registration by Dec 7: Class is limited to 12, so call in your reservation now. Contact Deanne @ (248)628-1887 for questions, registration & directions.

 

Location: Located on beautiful wooded rural land, the day will include a tour of the enchanting "Strawbale Studio" a natural building with a thatched roof and sculptural interior! Learn a little bit about natural building and other sustainable strategies, like worm composting!

 

Teacher: Deanne Bednar, art teach at the Middle School level for 28 years, illustrator of 3 books on natural building, and co-builder of the Strawbale Studioand the Kensington Metropark Kids Cottage.

 

 


 

 

Monday, December 11, 2006 Natural Holiday Crafts

 

This is a repeat of the above Dec 10 classes. Come either Sunday or Monday, or both, if you wish to explore the media in more depth.

 

See Dec 10 class for details on registration, etc.

 

1 - 2:30 pm, Natural Gifts Class: Candle & Candle Holder.

Make your own dipped bees-wax candles and sculpted earthen Candle Stick Holder.

I you wish, you can also use the earthen mix to create a sculpture of your choice. Feel free to go outdoors, collect nature items and combine them with the earthen mix to make an interesting & natural gift.

 

(Bring a snack for the 2:30-3 break if you are staying for both classes. )

 

3 - 4:30 pm, Natural Holiday Cards & Wrapping Paper Class. Make your own Holiday cards and gift cards with stencils and pastels. Easy and beautiful. Bring paper bags to make your own wrapping paper using the same techniques. Learn how to cord and make your own natural string for wrapping.

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