Atlanta Dogwood Festival's Home School Program

Friday, April 17 from 12 noon – 4:00 pm

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival welcomes Atlanta area home school students to a fun and interactive day of learning at the festival. Home school participants must be pre-registered by April 2, 2020 in order to reserve a spot. Students may attend any and all sessions. Sessions may be cancelled if less than 10 children are registered by April 2, 2020. If cancellation occurs, parents will be notified via email and/or text message to the contact information provided on the registration form.

Session #1: Follow the Garbage Truck to the Landfill
12 noon – 12:45 pm

Charm

The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) will help students determine what happens to household trash after it’s picked up by the garbage truck. Students will imagine what would happen if we ran out of space in the landfills. Students will learn about environmental consequences of not recycling.


Session #2: What Happens to My Trash?
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Science ATL will lead an engaging activity exploring what happens to the waste we leave at the curb each week, how long it takes household items to degrade, and what we can do to reduce our contribution to landfills.


Session #3: Why Is Water Conservation So Important?
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Fulton County Public Works

Fulton County Public Works Educators will facilitate an activity emphasizing the importance of water conservation in a world impacted by climate change. After a rain barrel demonstration, students will assemble a planter pot using recycled materials and plant their very own vegetable garden using reuse water!

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February 19th, 8:00 am

⭐ Kimmy Cantrell, based in Atlanta, GA, enjoys developing fresh variations on several recurring themes: faces, still lifes, nudes, and fish. Kimmy uses many forms to tell his stories, from free standing sculptures to still life collages. He uses asymmetry to challenge traditional definitions of beauty. Through his fragmented flowers and fish for instance, he recounts fond childhood memories of his grandmother Bama who was a very important figure in his upbringing. She taught Kimmy lessons of perseverance, living within your means, and how to be responsible for your own success. He has also uses his nudes and faces as a platform for political and social commentary. His titles are notable as they are often powerful and poignant reflecting turbulent times.

🌳 Check out more of Cantrell's work at the Dogwood Festival juried Artist Market this spring and find more info about the festival at dogwood.org/!
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⭐ Kimmy Cantrell, based in Atlanta, GA, enjoys developing fresh variations on several recurring themes: faces, still lifes, nudes, and fish. Kimmy uses many forms to tell his stories, from free standing sculptures to still life collages. He uses asymmetry to challenge traditional definitions of beauty. Through his fragmented flowers and fish for instance, he recounts fond childhood memories of his grandmother Bama who was a very important figure in his upbringing. She taught Kimmy lessons of perseverance, living within your means, and how to be responsible for your own success. He has also uses his nudes and faces as a platform for political and social commentary. His titles are notable as they are often powerful and poignant reflecting turbulent times.

🌳 Check out more of Cantrells work at the Dogwood Festival juried Artist Market this spring and find more info about the festival at https://dogwood.org/!
February 16th, 2:34 pm

🦜Anyone else dreaming of sunny days--we've got exciting news for you! A1A: The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show as the festival headliner on the Coca-Cola Main Stage on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

🏝️Bringing Buffett’s tropical tunes to audiences nationwide since 1991, A1A offers an energetic performance and holds the title of the longest-running Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show in history.

🍹Attendees can upgrade their festival latitude by sipping a margarita or other frozen concoction at an “Atlantaville” experience by purchasing a Saturday Night VIP Ticket.

🩴This tiki bar-themed area is the perfect spot to toast the musician who invented tropical rock and celebrated the art of relaxing. Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops are welcome but not required!

🎟 dogwood.org/vip-experience/
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February 14th, 10:15 am

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February 5th, 12:01 pm

✨ Meet some of the incredible artists that will be at this year's festival and explore their work at our juried fine art Artist Market. With over 750 entries from across the continent, we're kicking off the festival season with a showcase of unparalleled talent. Experience, appreciate, and take home one-of-a-kind pieces to enjoy year-round.

⭐️ Take a journey through Jon Lee's masterful creations, as he joins us from Lewis Center, Ohio, bringing to life beautiful, vibrant, and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Don't miss the chance to engage with his artistry this spring at the festival!

🌸 Find more info about the 88th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival at dogwood.org/!
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✨ Meet some of the incredible artists that will be at this years festival and explore their work at our juried fine art Artist Market. With over 750 entries from across the continent, were kicking off the festival season with a showcase of unparalleled talent. Experience, appreciate, and take home one-of-a-kind pieces to enjoy year-round. 

⭐️ Take a journey through Jon Lees masterful creations, as he joins us from Lewis Center, Ohio, bringing to life beautiful, vibrant, and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Dont miss the chance to engage with his artistry this spring at the festival!

🌸 Find more info about the 88th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival at https://dogwood.org/!
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