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Touchstone
Center's 
November
Newsletter

Greetings,
 
As part of the Center’s Archival Outreach Project, I am pleased to announce a group of reflective conversations on the nature and life of the imagination, for both children and adults.  At PS 99 (Q), in collaboration with visual-artist Karen Fitzgerald, we have begun a series of monthly luncheon conversations in the school’s library with children in the 3rd Grade.  Entitled Our Wondering, Our Imagining, each session, with a self-selected group of twenty-eight children, will explore—through dialogue, art-making and the creation of a personal journal—the journey that is the discovery of our imaginative lives. 
  • On March 12th, the Center, in collaboration with Jane Clarke at the City and Country school, will continue a series of in-depth conversation for educators and parents entitled The Play of Imagining: Reaching for the Inward Worlds of Childhood.
  • On April 9th, the Center, in collaboration with Mary Trowbridge at the Manhattan Country School, will offer a full day program for adults and children sharing the insights and examples of Touchstone’s first formative years at the school.  The program is titled In the Spaces of our Imagining: The Delights and Magic of Children’s Poetic Thought.
  • In the late spring, using extensive materials from our archives, the Center will offer, in association with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, A Leaf, A Stone and The Distant Moon: The Language of Imagining in Teaching and Learning.  This series will consist of three workshops for teachers, parents and teaching-artists focused on the Center's arts and education residencies in Queens' public schools.
And just around the corner, Carol Grocki Lewis, whose ceramic work was recently highlighted as part of the Center’s Enchantments of the Earth exhibit at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, has once again organized the festive and popular 4th Annual  Yorkville Holiday Exhibit & Sale  from December 11th to 13th. Her work, along with other artisans', will be exhibited and for sale at Draesel Hall, 316 East 88th Street in Manhattan. 

Best,
Richard

Richard Lewis
Touchstone Center for Children
touchstone.net
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