"Myth must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or another. The function of the artist is the mythologization of.....the world. "
Five little girls are sitting in a circle holding hands. "Time for the Fairy Pledge", I say. They squeeze their eyes shut and chant ernestly, "I promise to be a friend of the fairies forever." Now we all choose a wishing stone from the golden bowl. Raizel takes the first turn. She squeezes the stone in her hands and says "I wish I could fly with the fairies." Everyone else in the circle repeats her wish three times. Tia is next. "I wish my dog would come back home."
....After everyone takes a turn wishing on a stone we visit the fairy hut for signs of activity. Excitedly Lois notices that the tiny tea cup she filled with water last week is empty. We chatter about the possiblities of what may have happened. a wild fairy dance perhaps that made all the fairies very thirsty?
The Fairy Club at Avalon Arts is a place to allow the imagination to soar. To give free reign to the outer imaginings of the child's spirit. The activities include fairy stories and legends, related art projects and fairy crafts. We have made and worn watercolored wings, constructed wands, fairy huts, clothespin fairies and wreaths. We have fairy paper dolls, rubber stamps and stickers.
By the way, little boys are welcome. We have an Elf House set up next door to our Fairy Hut. The boys can become elfin folk if they are uncomfortable with all the frou-frou. Projects will be tailored for elves as well as fairies!
Clubs are available for 4-6 year olds and 6-9 year olds.
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