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Edison Ford School Break Camp – Grades 1st – 6th

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 30th

● January 3 – 6, Engineering and Design, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Students can join the Wild Wizard for an exciting week of exploration and learning at Edison Ford.

Cost: Edison Ford Members $160; non-members $200. For more information or to register call Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar, at 239-334-7419 or email Leeanne at lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org.

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11th Annual Children’s Tree Trail

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 14th

Sixty area schools have participated in this year’s Children’s Tree Trail holiday event. The students and teachers of these schools have created recycled, weather-resistant ornaments to match this year’s theme of birds! This exhibit is free to the public.

tree trailThe schools include: Allen Park Elementary School (Susan Fansler), Alva School (Nicole Bizjak), Bayshore Elementary School (James Lefko), Caloosa Elementary (Heidi Fizer), Cape Coral Elementary (Connie Willis), Challenger Middle School ( Sandy Rayannic), Cypress Lake Middle School (Joy Williams), Diplomat Middle School (Oliver Dominquez), East Lee County High School (Megan LoPresti), Edgewood Academy (Kristin Boyle), Edison Ford Winter Estates Homeschool (Deborah Bowers), Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School (Karen Flanders), Faith First Homeschool Group (Karen Ballina), Fort Myers High School (Michelle Irvine), G. Weaver Hipps, Franklin Park Elementary School (Kristen Carter), Gulf Elementary School (Jodie Holland & Liz Olancin), Gulf Middle (Stacy Peres), Hancock Creek Elementary (Danielle Hopkins), Harns Marsh Elementary (Ginjer Fassold), Harns Marsh Middle School (Kirston Bero), Heights Elementary (Alexis Pyszka), Island Coast High School (Linda Meyer), James Stephens International Academy (Brianne Pegg, Angelina Stephens), Lee Virtual School (Ken McNew), Lehigh Acres Middle School (Trudy Doten), Lehigh Acres Middle School AVID Department (Debbie Prashad), Lehigh Elementary School (Joni Centnet), Lehigh Senior High School (Betsy Haskins), Littleton Elementary School (Scott Whipple), Maintenance Dept. Lee County School District/North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts (Shari Crocker), Manatee Elementary (Andrea Luizzi), Mariner High School (Jennifer Riley), Mirror
Lakes Elementary School (Angela Johnson), North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts (Theresa West-Taylo), Orange River Elementary (Diana Taveras), Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School (Kellen Beck Mills), Pelican Elementary (Ann Sealey), Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School (Sharon Tomasko), Rayma C. Page Elementary (Robert Sherry), Riverdale High School (Linda Addeo), San Carlos Park Elementary School (Michele Sipos), Skyline Elementary School (Jeffrey Nelson), South Fort Myers High School (Jeanne Dozier), Spring Creek Elementary (Mary Etta Rokusek), St. Andrew Catholic
School (Diana Villadolid), St. Francis Xavier Catholic School (Carmen Lombardo/Vanessa), Sunshine Elementary (Michelle Roman), The Sanibel School (Tylor Stewart), Three Oaks Middle School (Laura Campbell), Tice Elementary (Jill Kellser), Tortuga Preserve Elementary School (Christina Sterrett), Trafalgar Elementary School (Helen Garcia-Valdez), Treeline Elementary (Nicole Batista), Topic Isles Elementary (Robert Hertzog), Two Happy Hands Signing Academy (Lesley Reed-Rodgers), Varsity Lakes Middle School (Marjorie Resler), Veterans Park Academy for the Arts (Jill Antonucci).

Edison Ford School Break Camp – Grades 1st – 8th

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 13th

● December 27 – 30, Animation (Grades 1st – 3rd); Introduction to 3D Design and CAD (Grades 4th – 8th), 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

isaiah 3D printing campStudents can join the Wild Wizard for an exciting week of exploration and learning at Edison Ford.

Cost: Edison Ford Members $160; non-members $200. For more information or to register call Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar, at 239-334-7419 or email Leeanne at lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org.

Edison Ford Members—Early Registration for Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp will begin in January 2017

Creative Movement Classes with Brittany Robbins – Ages Two – Six

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 10th

● Classes will be held the second Monday of each month thru February on the Riverside Property, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

yoga cartoonClasses will offer young children an opportunity to explore creative expression and movement through song, dance, and basic yoga postures. Movement can help children to process and express their emotions and have fun doing so! Each class offers children the chance to think creatively, work collaboratively, and develop their sense of personal and shared space. Brittany Robbins is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and grew up in her family’s dance studio where she first found her love of expressive movement. Cost: Edison Ford Members $5 (one adult; one child); non-members $10 (one adult; one child). Each additional child $5.Registration is required. For more information or to register contact Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar at  lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org or 239-334-7419.

Edison Ford Homeschool Programs 2016 – 2017

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 8th

Science & Engineering Series – Morning & Afternoon Classes

Pearce roboticsThe Edison Ford Homeschool Science & Engineering Series will present students with subjects that challenge the mind and encourage collaboration and  innovation. Students will learn to think like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford as they explore and solve a variety of hands-on activities and learn the key concepts and strategies of science and engineering.
Each session follows the Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards (Common Core).

● December 9 – Make Anything: 3D Design and Printing, Grades 1st – 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – Noon; Grades 4th – 6th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Join this class to learn how to use computer-aided design (CAD) software and see your creations come to life while watching a 3D printer in action!

Graphic Art & Design Series – Afternoon Classes

homeschool-2016-brysonThe creative field of graphic art & design offers an abundance of career opportunities in the commercial art world today. Students will learn some commonly used tricks-of-the-trade as we focus on a different area of design each month in our innovative digital design series. Students will be inspired by some of the greatest innovators of all time, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Each session follows the Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards (Common Core).

● December 14 – Printmaking Design, Grades 3rd – 10th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Graphic Art & Design classes will be held at the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops)
Explore the world of printmaking through fun, creative projects using solar printing and printing with nature and stencils. Students will design their own wrapping paper and greeting cards just in time for the holidays!

To register email Leeanne Criswell at lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org or call 239-334-7419. Cost per class: Edison Ford Members $15 (one adult; one child); non-members $25 (one adult; one child). Each additional child is $15. Full payment is required at the time of registration and no refunds are possible due to material costs.

Hypertufa Class at Edison Ford

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 1st

December 3 AND December 10 – 10:00 a.m. (two-part class)

hypertufa-orb-classUsing Hypertufa, a mixture of Portland cement, peat moss, vermiculite, perlite, and water, sculpt up to two orbs that you can hang or place in a pot. By attaching tillandsia (air plants), you will create a one-of-a-kind miniature living garden sculpture or garden ornament. Jim Hopton, retired art teacher, and inventor of the Edison Orb will instruct the two-part class in the Edison Greenhouse. Jim will also demonstrate various uses of Hypertufa in the garden.

This is a two-part class with a week in between for proper drying time and artistically personalizing your orb. You will need to bring rubber kitchen gloves, and we will provide the remaining supplies. Buy one air plant and get another free (same value).

Cost: Edison Ford Members $40; non-members $45. To register contact to Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar at 239-334-7419 or lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org. This class is limited to 10 participants.

Breakfast with Santa and the Edison Ford “ELF” Wizards

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 25th

● December 17 – Two Seatings: 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Wagon Ride with SantaTake a break from the holiday bustle and spend the morning with your children at the beautiful Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Enjoy a unique holiday science show starring Santa and his Wild Wizard Elves, a healthy holiday breakfast, photo opportunities with Santa, and time to stroll the beautifully decorated homes and gardens of the Edison and Ford families.

Reservations are required. Cost: Edison Ford Members $22; non-members $25, includes general
admission to the site and breakfast with Santa for one adult and one child. Additional children, $15 each. For more information or to make reservations contact Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar, at lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org or call 239-334-7419.

Hypertufa Orb Class with Jim Hopton

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 16th

hypertufa orbsUsing Hypertufa, a mixture of Portland cement, peat moss, vermiculite, perlite, and water, sculpt up to two orbs that you can hang or place in a pot. By attaching tillandsia (air plants), you will create a one-of-a-kind miniature living garden sculpture or garden ornament. Jim Hopton, retired art teacher, and inventor of the Edison Orb will instruct the two-part class in the Edison Greenhouse. Jim will also demonstrate various uses of Hypertufa in the garden.

This is a two-part class with a week in-between for proper drying time and artistically personalizing your orb. You will need to bring rubber kitchen gloves, and we will provide the remaining supplies. Buy one air plant and get another free (same value).

Cost: Edison Ford Members $40; non-members $45. To register contact to Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar at 239-334-7419 or lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org. This class is limited to 10 participants.

Scarf Painting at Edison Ford with Artist, Marie Dyer

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 14th

● December 3, January 14, March 4, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Class held in our beautiful waterfront pavilion.
scarf art dec 2015 hillaryJoin Southwest Florida artist, Marie Dyer to create your own hand-painted silk scarf. Marie will teach a variety of techniques to inspire painters of all levels to create their own “one-of-a-kind” scarf. The scarves can be worn as art pieces or used as art for the home.

All materials will be provided to produce a finished piece. Marie’s scarves are on display in the Edison Ford Museum Store and Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops, and are available for purchase.

Cost per class: Edison Ford Members $90; non-members $95. For more information or to registered contact Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar, at 239-334-7419 or lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org.

Annual Children’s Tree Trail

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 8th

Sixty area schools will participate in this year’s FREE month-long Children’s Tree Trail holiday event. The students and teachers of these schools will create recycled, weather-resistant ornaments to
match this year’s theme of birds! The Edison & Ford Winter Estates provide a stipend to each school to purchase related supplies.

Decorating begins in November, and visitors will notice the signs and completed trees installed throughout the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe, Heritage Garden, and near the red pergola located off of Larchmont Avenue.

tree-trail-childA special opening night for participating schools will be held the evening of Monday, November 28th. Edison Ford Educator Deborah Bowers, says, “We expect quite a turnout of students, families, teachers and administrators to celebrate this beautiful creative installation.”

The Children’s Tree Trail is a favorite annual event, and will be open nightly to all visitors from November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017.