Frequently Asked Questions
A Day at Winking Moon Camp
There is a rhythm to each camp day. After arriving there is free play time as we ease into the day. This flows into the structured activity. The morning art/sewing/creating workshop is where I both plan an activity and listen for the children's ideas.
Our workshop is followed by snack time in the study. We spread out a tablecloth on the floor and the children eat picnic style while I read to them. Free play until lunch, then after lunch we continue to work on our projects and bake for the afternoon tea party. At the end of the day we set a pretty table for our party and invite any parents or siblings available to join us.
In between creative times, I have board games and open ended toys: blocks, small stuffed animals and people, cars and trucks for inside play.
The studio is also open and the children are given access to drawing and painting supplies along with sculpey clay. I am available to guide and help with any project they can think up. If your child has come to a previous camp, they will build on the skills already learned and can freely create with my hands being the extra if needed.
Outside, I have a half acre fenced in back yard perfect for building forts and creating fairy houses. There is a nice balance of projects and free, independent play.
I will provide an afternoon snack. Please pack a lunch and a morning snack for your child.
Intercession and Summer Camps
9:00 to 3:00
Full payment due when registering
Sewing Camps and Furniture Painting Camp are $400 due to the higher material cost and instructor time spent in
My studio is in North Durham off Milton Road between Roxboro Road and Guess Road.
Winking Moon Art
6300 Dello Street
Durham, North Carolina 27712
What ages do you take?
I do not set an age limit for a couple of reasons.
First, I like a mixed age group because everyone learns from each other.
The older children's work is often an example of polish and detail
while the younger children can bring a sense of nonjudgmental exploration and freedom to their work.
Second, a child's interest and ability to focus on creating
is usually not determined by age but by interest.
Lastly, a mixed age class is nice when siblings want to be in a camp together.
It saves the parent driving time to have their children in the same camp at the same time.
All that being said,
I find that a mixed age group works best if the ages range from 4 until 12, give or take.
I have worked with younger students successfully, it really is a matter of maturity and interest.
I only take six children per camp so each child gets plenty of individual instruction.
Four children need to sign up in order for me to hold the camp.