Slow-down and consider the world around you, notice overlooked details, and make connections. Journaling can be your family’s invitation to creative expression, new thoughts, and broader perspectives.
In this two hour workshop, participants will create their own hand-made journal with unique covers, pages, and binding. In the second part of the workshop, participants will learn from the journaling habits of the great writer and observer Henry David Thoreau. His journal was his everyday companion, an essential tool for a mindful existence, and the principle imaginative work of his career. What can we learn from the objects and writings of Thoreau to inform our own journaling practices? At the end of the day, students can bring home their personal journal and use their new tools and skills for endless fruitful expression. The Museum will provide all materials. Students should bring a light nut-free snack. Weather permitting, participants will journal outdoors, so please bring proper protective gear. Workshop and Materials Fee: Members $20/ $15 child; Non-members $25/ $20 child. Family program for Upper-Elementary and Middle School students and their adult companion. This program is in partnership with Concord Promise, a movement to urge parents of elementary and middle school children in Concord to delay purchasing a smartphone for their child until at least eighth grade, as smartphones easily provide kids with unrestricted, at-your-fingertips access to the Internet and social media. As a part of Screen Free Week, the Concord Museum creates a time and space where kids and families are encouraged to unplug and avoid using screens except for school-related work.