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.