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arrow explores: hableland

in august, our arrow explores group took a field trip to the design studio of hable construction, aka hableland! designer susan hable and studio manager hope hilton showed the children different paintings and textiles and talked to them about exploring the world of color. then, they handed over paper, paint and brushes and everyone got to make their own wet-on-wet watercolor creation! the results were beautiful. thank you, habel construction!


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arrow explores: west broad market garden

we hope everyone has had a good summer!

we recently took a field trip to the west broad market garden, on the ground of the former west broad school...we had such a great inspiring!

rebecca ennis, farm manager, led our crew on a tour of the farm...we tasted tomatillos, planted fava beans and even played with their maypole. we also got to meet ms. ethel, who is a longtime garden volunteer...what a great day we had!

we also made a donation to the garden as a thank you for letting us come visit! consider supporting them, by volunteering or making other donations...


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arrow explores: r. wood studio

we had another great excursion as part of our ongoing arrow explores series, this time to r.wood studio. the littles had so much fun making clay beads with rebecca at our spring party, we decided to continue the fun at her studio...they first toured us around the studio and showed us each step of the process of making their beautiful handmade dishes: rolling out the clay, firing, then glazing them. then, everyone was able to make whatever creation they could dream up: tiny plates, more beads, a dragon, and even a shipwrecked boat. we finished the day with a refreshing honeypop! fun indeed!

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arrow explores: double dutch

continuing our fun exploration of great things in athens through our 'arrow explores' series, the arrow kids spent a recent afternoon at double dutch press in normaltown...they practiced all types of printing techniques and came away with colorful printed tote bags and little arrow bookmarks that they printed themselves with the help of the kind folks at double dutch. it was a great afternoon, full of color and hands-on fun! thanks to everyone who came, and also to double dutch!

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arrow explores: with wild intelligence

we had another fun-filled day of exploring recently, this time with the folks from wild intelligence. sarah, jason, and ann came to arrow to lead us on an urban hike. we gathered into a circle out back, in the arrow garden.

sarah set the tone for our morning by describing a story from the book, tom brown's field guide to the forgotten wilderness...then, we meandered up the sidewalk and over to our next batch of greenspace, the grounds of the historic camak house across the street.

underneath the tall oaks, the children and adults all played simple games that taught us awareness and agility. then, we began our scavenger hunt...some things were realtively easy,

but some things were harder like the snail's trail- but, alas, we found one on a large stump!

it was great to watch everyone looking for these things, while the street traffic could be heard in the distance and as the UGA football tailgaters were walking by.

next, we crossed the large intersection at prince and pulaski to make our way to our last stop, the backyard garden and stream a few houses down.

we walked in the stream and found animal tracks...a racoon maybe?

then, we made a 'nest' and a few of us pretended to be hawks looking for each other. we ended the day by creating a large web out of yarn that we passed amongst each other as we recounted our favorite parts of the morning.

we will definitely rendezvous with wild intelligence again...this was a very special morning!