Course: Join Lower School Art Teacher Natasha Shannon, her helper Paige Vinson, and other CFS families for a Sunday afternoon of creativity and fun! Using natural materials on hand for you —including pine cones, acorns, various seeds, and much more — create holiday decor (from a menorah to Christmas ornaments to whatever design you want to make) for your home or to give as gifts. Enjoy refreshments, creativity, and camaraderie at this festive family event and fifth annual tradition!
For students ages 5 to 12 with accompanying adult(s) (we'll be using hot glue guns). Middle School students older than 12 and Upper Schoolers may participate without accompanying adult(s).
We encourage you to register even if all spaces are initially taken--we'll go to the waitlist as we're able.
Instructor: Ever since she was a third grade student, Natasha Shannon knew that she wanted to be an art teacher. She has been teaching at CFS since the fall of 2003, including a North Carolina Backpacking Adventure course as part of Summer Programs.
Prior to her work here, she taught in the North Carolina and New Mexico public school systems and for two years at the Monteverde Friends School in Costa Rica. She graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and later received her teaching certification from the University of New Mexico.
She grew up in the mountains of North Carolina climbing trees, building forts in the woods, and picking blackberries to make blackberry pies. She still enjoys picking berries in the summer and making jam with her daughter who recently graduated from the Upper School. In the winter she and her family like to find the best sledding runs possible when the snow falls.