May 22 - May 25
Generations Camp: Three Days of Joyous Music, Art, Fun, and Love for Grandparents and Grandkids (Ages 6-13)
Walter Cudnohufsky & Rachel Gibson
Please fill out a registration form for each adult, and note the names & ages of grandkid(s) who will be attending with you in the comments field. The registration form will not reflect the $100 cost for each grandchild, but your emailed registration receipt will.
You and your darlings will revel in three very special days of music-making, drawing, painting, and games. Sometimes you’ll be together with the grandkids, sometimes with your age-mates. Walt, a distinguished artist and teacher, is a grandfather; Rachel, his daughter-in-law, is an experienced music educator and a mother of small kids.You’ll enjoy legendary meals (fussy eaters cheerfully accommodated!) and have time to share your joys, frustrations, and grandparenting tips with other grandparents. You’ll have a chance to explore together with other grandparents issues such as relating across distance, step-grandparenting, how to listen so kids will talk, passing on the essence of what you believe, dealing lovingly with differences between yourself and your adult children, and much more. Come prepared to be moved and uplifted! You’ll leave with songs in your heart, writing and matted pieces of art in your hand, and resources to continue the experience. Most of all, you’ll have the warm satisfaction of giving your grandchildren memories they’ll never forget.
Grandkids ages 6-13 are welcome. This Memorial Day weekend workshop ends on Monday and costs an additional $110 for the extra day. The cost for each child is $100 for the whole weekend.
Walter Cudnohufsky has taught a popular 10-month watercolor class for adults since 2007 in Ashfield, Mass., and also conducts occasional watercolor classes for children. Author of several books, he is the principal landscape architect at Walter Cudnohufsky Associates, Inc.
Rachel Gibson, Ph.D., taught elementary-school music for 15 years and is currently a professor of music education at Westfield State University. Rachel employs a creative hands-on approach to music-making that fosters a love of music and an inclusive community. At the heart of her programs are folk songs, dances, and singing games from around the world.