Make-ing Friends

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2017 Summer Program

Everyone needs a best friend. How do you get one? How do you keep one? How do you share? First rule: be active: friendships are relationships that you make. Second rule – observe. Observing is sharing. This Workshop considers the art and literature of friendships. From stories of friendships, we’ll assemble a practical guide.

Each day we will read a story about friendship, and construct a friend to take home. Sew an imaginary friend who hasn't been invented yet. Learn the important role sharing plays in friendship and construct an interesting box to hold treasures you'd like to share with friends. Build an unusual animal friend on wheels , an electronic robot friend, and find out what happens when your friend is a little bit different than you imagined.

Have a friend that you have constructed join games that help us get to know each other. Discover that everything we make and do prepares us a little to make friends.

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