Monday, December 5, 2011

Drawing with a Knife

For me, the art of
cutting paper
is about saying
more with less.
It's about cutting through the surface
to expose a simple truth.

All the action is at the edge.

I'm interested in the way we get lost
in the struggle to survive, and then
find ourselves again in moments of kindness.

As human beings, we can be profoundly
transformed by this cycle.

Cut Paper by Sarah Browing on display through December 14th, 2011, at Dubsea Coffee.

 Watercolor Activity

 In the Fall Garden


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Whole Story

The Whole Story

A unique, holistic and inclusive history and her-story class. Find your voice with writing, art, storytelling and collaboration while exploring patterns and threads of culture, communication, identity, civilization, trade, geography, basic human needs, abstract thinking, and technology.

About the Instructor
Sarah Browning delights in stories about personal transformation, positive role models, hilarious irony, and following your heart. A West Seattle home schooling parent, she has taught classes at the Village Green Perennial Nursery, Alki Community Center and Bathhouse, and the Children's Museum of Seattle. Visit her at

Class Goals
Basic: Learn, Share, Grow, Think, Participate, Ask Questions, Be a Good Listener.
Challenge: Build a Shared Vocabulary, Find Your Voice and Articulate Your Own Story, Be an Ambassador of Your Own Personal Culture, Learn About People: How We Are the Same and How We Are Different, Practice Empathizing With Someone Who Seems Really Different From You.

Lesson Plans
Sessions have a group activity and a personal activity. The instructor will introduce maps, timelines, stories, and activities with a guided but flexible structure.

Currently offered through the Family Learning Program at Southwest Community Center.

Registration Options:

Online: Go to SPARC online registration system, and enter course number where it says "Search for programs by barcode", then click the magnifying glass. Have password and credit card ready.

Click this link to request a password or new account.

By phone: Call Southwest Community Center at 206-684-7438, have credit card ready.

In person: Southwest Community Center, 2801 SW Thistle St., Seattle, 98126, or at any City of Seattle Community Center; cash, check, or credit card accepted.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fall Fairy Minis & Garden Monsters

Enter an enchanted world of magical monsters and miniature fairy gardens! Your imagination will open possibilities, sculpting garden monsters and tiny furniture with wet clay. One week later, we'll glaze the fired sculptures and assemble a miniature garden with plants and fairy decor. Sculptures can be picked up after the glaze firing, following our second class. 

Small class size; pair up and reserve your spot today!

Who: Parent/Child  teams, ages 5+
When: Two Saturdays, 10:30 am - Noon
Session 1: September 17th & 24th
Session 2: October 15th & 22nd

How: $140 per parent/child team
Where: Village Green Perennial Nursery
10223 26th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146
Call 206-767-7735 to register, or print-and-mail registration form with check.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Community Gem Under Attack

You may have heard that Village Green is under threat of foreclosure, and wondered how you can help.

Of course, please sign the petition.

And treat yourself to garden shopping at Vera's oasis of a nursery (You'll probably even find your treasures at a discount!).

Finally, SIGN YOUR CHILD UP for Garden Art Summer Day Camp. YES, THERE IS STILL ROOM! Session 1 starts a week from Wednesday, and Session 2 starts August 17th.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact me or Vera right away.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Garden Art Summer Day Camp

Click form above to 
with check enclosed.

**Garden Art Summer Day Camp Now Accepting Registration**

Experience a whole new kind of Summer Art Camp! Not only will your children return home with beautiful handcrafted clay sculptures, miniature gardens, watercolor paintings, collages and sun-prints, they'll always remember spending three days in nature surrounded by trees, songbirds, chickens and flowers, inspired by the many colors, textures and sounds of Village Green.

Art and Gardening materials included. Please pack a lunch and plan for the weather.

Ages 8 - 12
Wednesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Session 1: August 3 - 5
Session 2: August 17 - 19
$250. Payment options available.

Click here to visit Village Green's Blog, Dig It.

Online Registration available at my website.