Age: children, ages 8-12
Class size: 6-8
Dates: Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21
Class work and morning check-in will take place at the DecadesOut Studio at 98 9th Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Field work will take place in the surrounding neighborhood around Park Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, etc. Through our collaboration with the Trust for Public Land, we will also have the opportunity to work with other students working to rebuild local playgrounds.
The theme of the workshop will be the exploration of local Brooklyn neighborhoods (namely, Park/South Slope, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Gowanus, and Red Hook). The DecadesOut Studio will serve as our HQ, but there will be brief periods where we venture out with the kids. These times and locales will be outlined at the beginning at the workshop period, with approval from parents/guardians.
Participants will be encouraged to explore their local neighborhoods visually — with an eye toward becoming aware of the beauty and challenges facing our urban landscape.
The Puffin Foundation has awarded DecadesOut a 2017 grant for its development of the online series, The Science of Violence.
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