“Most people assume that imagination takes place in the head, but the hands are just as important.” ~ Mitch Resnick, MIT Media Lab Dear Friends of LEAPS, When children find themselve at the intersection of discovering their capacity to make art and exploring the natural world, deep thinking happens. Local kids who participated in… Read More Changing Kids’ Minds
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” ~ Hermann Hesse Dear Friends of LEAPS, In these wondrous weeks together, making art, it seems, along side Langlais, gave kids an electric charge. They began to dare in ways they hadn’t. To trust themselves. To create with all their… Read More Just Imagine
“Inside you is an artist you don’t know about.” ~ Auguste Rodin Dear Friends of LEAPS, It has been a summer of discovery for our LEAPS’ campers. They’ve learned new techniques for making art, from stitching, to collage, and now printing. They’ve gleaned much about science too. Every week a new selection of materials has… Read More The Artist Inside You
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly know how far one can go.” ~ T.S. Eliot Dear Friends of LEAPS, It’s hard to imagine that it was only weeks ago that LEAPS had its opening camp day at “Langlais.” Into a simple studio came the children – to plant a butterfly garden,… Read More Something(s) to Celebrate
“The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.” ~ Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets Dear Friends of LEAPS, If you’re an adult and can think like a kid, you’re more than likely to be whimsical! If you’re a kid who’s working with puppets, we’d bet you’ll have something profound to… Read More Be like our Children
“The soul is healed by being with children.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky Dear Friends of LEAPS, Having been amongst children for the first four weeks of their summer exploration is to have been in the midst of nature unfolding. Human nature – kids being resourceful, thoughtful, and amazingly creative in the midst of what is growing… Read More A Children’s Guide to the Langlais Sculpture Preserve
“Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it.” ~ Jon Bon Jovi Dear Friends of LEAPS, What might a children’s map of the Langlais Preserve look like? Susan unfurled an enormous canvas that covered the tables kids work at each day. She asked… Read More What can a Map be?