Is it possible to be a dedicated homeschooling mom while still making time for myself as an individual (a girlie girl who likes cute shoes)? I like to think so. Follow along, and I'll let you know for sure.

Trust me . . . it's not ALL about the shoes.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Field Trip Friday - Upcoming Events at OMA

My kids love being on the go as much as I do. If we all had our way, every day would be a field trip! We’ll be home more this year, but every Friday, I’ll be sharing a field trip that we’ve done or have planned, along with how we tied it in to our studies at home.
We're headed out for a fun field trip day ourselves, so I'm being super-lazy and copying this right from an e-mail. Check out all the fun youth and family Halloween events inspired by the art of Edward Gorey coming up this month at the Orlando Museum of Art!

Daddy-O: Picasso Pumpkins 
October 16 / 1:30-2:30pm
Calling all dads! If you have been looking for a fun way to spend some quality time with your kids, this is it! Celebrate autumn with the class designed for kids and their dads, uncles, grandpas and big brothers to come and enjoy decorating a unique pumpkin without messy carving. Park Maitland Art teacher Nick Wozniak will help you make a silly or spooky masterpiece that will make you smile or scream this fall! One pumpkin per person. $ 12 for adults with 1 child, $10 for OMA members; $3 per additonal child. Pre-registration required. Call 407 896 4231 ext. 262.

Gorey Goblins and more...An Adventure into the Dark Side with Pen and Ink
October 23 / 12-4pm
This drawing workshop with Catherine Cross, for adults and youth over 10, will focus on exciting projects for the Halloween season! Skulls, bats, tombstones...all things Gorey will be our inspiration for black and gloomy as we view the original pen and ink drawings of Edward Gorey. In the studio participants will review and practice pen and ink techniques to create art from the dark side for place cards, decorations, greeting cards, "Gorey" art and more. Supplies provided. Cost is $65, $50 for OMA members. Pre-registration is required by October 20. Call 407 896 4231 ext. 262.

Not-so-Gorey Stories 
October 24 / 1:30-2pm
Come and hear storyteller Bill Cordell delight children (and those who need a nightlight) with delightfully spooky stories during this half-hour program. Free with Admission, Brooker Gallery.  Call 407 896 4231 ext. 262.

Fun Family Halloween Event at the OMA
October 31 / 12-4pm
See UCF Visual Art and Theater Department students engage in a visual dialogue with an improv showing of hats and masks inspired by Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies and other imaginative, offbeat Gorey stories. Sweet Tomatoes will be providing complimentary refreshments from 1-3pm. OMA admission is $8 for adults and always free for OMA members. Children under 12 in costume will be admitted for free with a paying adult. From 12-2pm, all ages are invited to design and create a Halloween mask using a variety of materials for $3, $2 for OMA members.

Please call 407 896 4231 X258 for more information on these programs, or visit

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