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16245 Westside Hwy SW
Vashon, WA, 98070

206-466-7398

Homestead is a place-based multi-age learning community located on 7 acres of farm and woodlands, on Vashon’s Westside. We offer a hands-on, hearts-on embodied curriculum rooted in practices that promote social intelligence and connection to the natural world. Our curriculum seeks to provide children with tools and support for living a full, balanced and creative life by giving equal value to each of the four windows of knowing: feeling, imagining, sensing and thinking. Mentors honor each child’s unique gifts and learning styles, supported by our small mentor-student ratio. Homestead children, mentors and families journey together to create a learning community rooted in compassion,  connection and gratitude.

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workshops


Four Field Trips Workshop
May
18
Jun 15

Four Field Trips Workshop

Four week session  5/18, 6/1, 6/8. 6/15  9:30am-3:00pm.
Non-Homestead student fee $80
Facilitated by Dana Schuerholz

Clay Workshop
Apr
6
May 11

Clay Workshop

Five week session, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11  9:30am-3:00pm.
Non-Homestead student fee $100
Co-facilitated by Dana Schuerholz and Steve Roache

Mar
2
Mar 30

Weather Workshop

Five week session: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 -9:30AM-3PM

Non- Homestead student fee: $100.

Co-facilitated by Dana Schuerholz and Michael Lubrano

Fiber Arts Workshop
Dec
1
Jan 12

Fiber Arts Workshop

Five week Monday sessions, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12.  9:30am-3:00pm.
Non-Homestead student fee $100
Co-facilitated by Dana Schuerholz and Linda Moore

Shakespeare Theatre Arts and Performance
Oct
20
Nov 17

Shakespeare Theatre Arts and Performance

Five week session, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17.  9:30am-3:00pm.
Non-Homestead student fee $100
Co-facilitated by Dana Schuerholz and Aimee Nicole Lewis van Roekel

Forest Restoration Workshop
Sep
15
9:30 am09:30

Forest Restoration Workshop

Four week session, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6.  9:30am-3:00pm.
Non-Homestead student fee $80
Co-facilitated by Dana Schuerholz and Michael Lubrano

Clay Workshop
Mar
31
May 5

Clay Workshop

 

Five week workshop: 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5- 9:30AM-3:00PM

Non- Homestead student fee is $100.

co-facilitated by Dana Schuerholz and Steve Roache

 

Ethnobotany Project
Feb
24
Mar 24

Ethnobotany Project

Along with guest instructor Michael Lubrano we will be restoring an area of the Homestead forest with native plants. We have been clearing blackberry, holly and English ivy from the area over the past several weeks.  Children will map plant guilds and  plant out bare root plants purchased from the Land Trust. We will learn the traditional native names of the plants as well as their uses and then engrave the names and uses on copper tags.

Theatre Workshop
Jan
13
Feb 10

Theatre Workshop

Aimee Van Roekel will teach theatre...

Four week session:  1/13; 1/27; 2/3; 2/10

Fiber Arts Workshop
Oct
28
Dec 2

Fiber Arts Workshop

Spinning, weaving, knitting and felting.  Five week session starts 10/28 (no workshop November 11)  10-2pm. $190.  Co-facilitated by Linda Moore and Dana Schuerholz