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					Art & Science in the Woods                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MAJOR Classes
Aboriginal Arts                      All DAY       Draw with Brushes/                                                                                                                                               Oba William King
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Each day a new adventure! Learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from the Natural
Dellvenna Cassaday
Courtney Samway
                                     MAJOR
                                                   Paint with Pencils                                                                                                                                               storytelling, folktales, & rhythm songs. Create     World
                                                   Doug DePauw                                                                                                                                                      changes, stories, & poems. Record scripted          Sharon Bladholm
Brett Root Ericksen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Students will develop observational skills
                                                   Come explore the excitement of basic drawing                                                                                                                     sketches and dramatic skits. Share your
A fun & informative class teaching students
                                                   techniques with artist Doug DePauw. His                                                                                                                          energy and your imagination with new friends        to capture images on paper with pencils &
basic survival skills, awareness skills & native
                                                   energetic drawing class will utilize basic pencil                                                                                                                and explore the wonders of nature. Ages 10+         watercolor; then create sculpted bas-reliefs
American Indian philosophy. We will focus
                                                   sketching along with some more experimental                                                                                                                      Sponsored by Wayne Baum Foundation                  with clay. We will gather natural materials to
on the basic 4: shelter, water, fire & food plus
                                                   techniques that will lead you towards painting!                                                                                                                                                                      incorporate into our artwork. Students will
other Native-American Indian skills. Ages 11+
Sponsored by Bushwhacker, Ed & Mary                Ages 8+                                                                                                                                                          Insects                                             view preserved fish specimens and learn
                                                   Sponsored by Deb & Galen Kessler                                                                                                                                 Mark DuBois                                         about local and exotic fish. The instructor
Willi & Yona Lunken                                                                                                                                                                                                 Students will explore insect life at the Sun        will also share her experiences working with

Are We There Yet?                                  Exploring Origami                                                                                                                                                Foundation. We will spend most of class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    time investigating numerous habitats and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        scientists on expeditions to the Brazilian &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Peruvian Amazon and bring samples of her




                                                                                                       Athur Koestler
Yona Lunken & Ed Willi                             Kathy Knapp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    learning which insects are found in those           artwork. Ages 8+
Lewis & Clark traveled uncharted territories       Learn the art of Origami by folding paper into
                                                   fun, useful and decorative forms, without the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    places. We will learn about some of the             Sponsored by Joyce Blumenshine & Dr. David
of the newly purchased West without maps &                                                                                                                                                                          more common insects in central Illinois. We         Trachtenbarg
made it all the way to the Pacific Ocean & back.   use of scissors or glue. Ages 10+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will also learn a little about insect biology and
                                                   Sponsored by Energy Specialists
The class will take adventure hikes & explore
the Sun Foundation’s Blue Heron Farm and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    behavior including camouflage techniques            Treasure Hunt for the
Crow Creek Valley. This highly active class
                                                   Exploring Watercolor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and mimicry. Students will be able to observe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    some insects closely. Ages 9+                       Past
combines map reading, scavenger hunts, and                                                                                                                                                                          Sponsored by Joan & Bob Ericksen                    Merrill Foster




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survival skills. We will include thinking games    Greg DePauw                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prowl creek beds with Dr. Foster, searching
                                                   Students utilize basic watercolor techniques
and awareness activities. Participants in this
class need not sign up for the ASIW Challenge      to develop a series of watercolors. Students                                                                                                                     Learning the Stories                                for informative and/or attractive pebbles. Learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to interpret earth and life history from pebbles.




                                                                                                       “Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.”
Course as we will do it on Friday. Ages 10+
Sponsored by Alcast & Balanced Health
                                                   will observe, draw and paint from natural
                                                   surroundings. Ages 8+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of the Land                                         Learn to recognize and illustrate various
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        minerals, rocks & fossils. Class includes
                                                   In Memory of David Bloom                                                                                                                                         Brian “Fox” Ellis
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                            In order to be a great storyteller you must         lecture. Only students interested in a serious
                                                   Sponsored by Joanne & Larry Bloom                                                                                                                                                                                    introduction to geology should enroll in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    have great adventures to talk about!
Blast Off                                                                                                                                                                                                           Everyday we will have an adventure! We will         course. Ages 8+
Dennis Sparr                                       Fully Alive: The                                                                                                                                                 explore the tales hidden in the wilds of the        In Memory or David Obery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sponsored by Sharon Obery
Build & launch rockets made from wrapping
paper tubes; experiment with various fin &         Three Perfections                                                                                                                                                Sun Foundation. Through rowdy predator-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    prey games we will learn the wisdom of
                                                   “Be Bold and Mighty Forces will come to your
nose cone designs. Individual rockets to be
built Mon. & Tues. are relaunchable. Group         aid.” Basil King
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hunters and hunted. We will rest under the          Wandering Waters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    old oak and listen to the tales tall trees tell.    Steve Hambling
engineered project designs are launched            Liz Greene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    With our tongues stained with berry juice,          Come explore the ponds, marshes, and
during Friday’s celebrations will be completed     This is a class for risk-takers and for those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    we will learn which plants are edible and           creeks. Each day will bring a new adventure
on Thurs. & Fri. Test flights daily. Ages 10+      who desire to be more courageous. Through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    which are poisonous. The stories held in            into exciting ecosystems of plants and animals
Sponsored by Hobbytown                             the vehicle of the “Three Perfections” from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    stones will be revealed with a hammer and           that live in these environments. Come
                                                   Japanese culture: poetry, painting, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    chisel. Rainbow darters, snakes and sand            prepared to get wet & dirty because we aren’t
                                                   calligraphy, students will transform their
Brazil; A Rhythmic                                 experience of being in the world. Each student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hill cranes will teach us their songs. We will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    learn the tales of a Native Americans and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        just going to look at nature, we are going to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        get right in and touch it.
                                                   will create a masterpiece without hesitation,
Journey                                            and will feel the radiance that results. Ages 10+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    how to tell tales of our own. Students must         (BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHES!) Ages 8+
Chad Dunn                                          Sponsored by Grayce Haworth Messner                                                                                                                              be able to participate in the Friday evening        Sponsored by Illinois American Water Co.
Percussionist Chad Dunn will take you on                                                                                                                                                                            performance. Ages 8+
a rhythmic journey that will begin in the rain
                                                   Fun Factor                                                                                                                                                       Sponsored by Dr Kurt Ehling                         We Dig the Past
forest of South America, and finish in some                                                                                                                                                                           & Dr. Kim Wickwire                                Kelsey Noack
                                                   Jim Morrissette with Todd Pilon
of Brazil’s most rhythmic streets. Students                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Explore cultures throughout time by using
will play music on traditional Brazilian drums,
                                                   ASIW 2007 on the big screen! Students will
                                                   shoot & edit a mini video documentary featuring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Little Explorers                                    archaeology! We will discuss the ways in
create and record a rain forest in the natural                                                                                                                                                                      Linda Adams & Deborah Lee-Quinn                     which archaeologists discover and record
                                                   the classes & events of the week to be shown
environment provided at the Sun Foundation.                                                                                                                                                                         This class is an introduction to the Sun            information about the human past. Students
                                                   as a highlight of the Friday night performances.
Students must be able to participate in the                                                                                                                                                                         Foundation for students six & seven years           will be actively involved in mapping a site and
                                                   Independent filmmaker Jim Morrissette and
Friday evening performance. Ages 8+                                                                                                                                                                                 old. Children will develop an appreciation          excavating artifacts, as well as creating their
                                                   WTVP producer and director Todd Pilon will
Sponsored by Alpha Community Bank                                                                                                                                                                                   for nature’s beauty and an understanding of         own museum exhibit to share what they learn
                                                   share their knowledge and guide students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    their connection with the environment.              with other classes. Ages 8+
Broadway Belters                                   through the production and editing process.
                                                   Ages 11+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This is an all day major class and students         Sponsored by Mid West Material & Kelly
Ann Hagemann                                                                                                                                                                                                        will stay together as a group and not have          Sauder Rupiper Eqpt
                                                   Sponsored by Spring Bay Firefighters
Be a part of an exciting theatre experience that                                                                                                                                                                    minor classes. Ages 6 & 7
                                                   Association
combines acting, singing, and dance-Musical                                                                                                                                                                         Sponsored by Vilma & Lionel Kinney, &               When Giants
Theatre. Learn how to prepare for auditions                                                                                                                                                                         Greene Farm Management Services, Inc
and actually get cast in our ensemble              Getting Familiar with                                                                                                                                                                                                Roamed the Earth…
numbers from “The Lion King”, “Newsies”, and
                                                   Reptiles                                                                                                                                                         Nature Quest                                         Larry Dobson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rise above your insecurities ~ build and walk
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really                                                                                                                                                                          Shelley Fritz
Trying”. No experience is necessary, although      Douglas Holmes                                                                                                                                                   Students will spend their week exploring the        on stilts strapped to your legs. Learn how
a strong passion to act, sing, and dance is a      Get up close and in person to some of the                                                                                                                        Sun Foundation-learning about the forest,           easy and fun it is to walk when elevated above
must! Class will culminate in a showcase the       most misunderstood animals. Explore where                                                                                                                        marsh and creek environments. We will               mere normal mortals of the realm. With the
final day starring every participant! Students     they live, & what makes them unique. Get                                                                                                                         create art and music following the patterns         assistance of able assistants able to assist
must be able to participate in the Friday          ready to get wet & dirty finding these animals!                                                                                                                  and rhythms of nature. This is an all day           you in building very light-weight, comfortable
evening performance. Ages 9-12                     Class meets all day on Wednesday, you will                                                                                                                       major for 6-7 year olds. Children will stay         and awesomely tall stilts, you will soon be
Sponsored by Nature’s Own Shoppe                   not have a minor class that day! Ages 10+                                                                                                                        together as a group and not sign up for             strutting around triumphantly and ready to
                                                   Sponsored by Demanes Animal Hospital                                                                                                                             minor classes. Ages 6 & 7.                          create a giant performance for Friday night.
Clay Creations                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sponsored by Lange Animal Clinic in                 These ergonomic stilts were designed by an
Ella Brown Dunn
Students will learn multiple hand building
                                                   Green Architecture                                                                                                                                               memory of Susan Farrell, Kathy Knapp                eccentric inventor and stiltdancer ~ Larry Dob-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        son ~ “Stiltman”, an over-the-top professional
                                                   Paul Kouri
techniques and will use the potters wheel to       Children ages 10+ will have the opportunity to                                                                                                                   Rocket Science in                                   entertainer from an Island out West. Ages 10+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sponsored by APACE Architects &
create functional & sculptural works of art.
Different firing methods such as oxidation,
                                                   explore one of the most significant impacts on
                                                   the natural environment, the built environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the Woods                                           Engineers
raku and pit will all be experienced. Ages 8+                                                                                                                                                                       Walt Meeks
                                                   Architects have been shown to participate in
Sponsored by State Farm, Karen Cox &
Fritch Heating & Cooling
                                                   at least 60% of what is man-made. Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Each person will build a rocket & carry out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    various experiments with it. As a class, we will    Wizards, Fairies &
                                                   architecture is a growing field and will have a
                                                   profound impact on the health of our planet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    attempt to build and launch a 23’ tall rocket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Forests
Coyote GAMES                                       for future generations and today. In this class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    made from foam cups. Ages 10+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sponsored by Associated Bank of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Elisa Wiedeman
Ivan Erchak                                        students will learn fundamentals of structure,                                                                                                                                                                       Students will read & explore literature that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Central Illinois                                    includes fantasy characters and woodland
This fun and exciting class on Native              recycled materials, passive-energy design
American games and adventuresome field             and designing with nature in mind; tying the                                                                                                                     Sculpting & Drawing                                 settings that have become iconographic of
exercises uses the landscape as a classroom.       small picture to the big picture. They will have                                                                                                                                                                     European folklore. Artwork produced includes
Games such as Native American field hockey,        opportunities to draw their ideas and build them                                                                                                                                                                     wizard hats, fairy wings, magic wands, and
hoop and stick games, lacrosse, double ball,       in 3-dimensional models. Ages 10+                                                                                                                                                                                    personalized fairy tales that place each child at
and awareness games are all part of the            Sponsored by Wright & Associates,                                                                                                                                                                                    the center of his or her own realm.
excitement. Ages 8+                                Architects                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ages 8+
Sponsored by Optimists                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sponsored by Optimists
Club of Peoria, & Gregg Florist                    Imagination Station                                                                                                                                                                                                  Club of Peoria

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