Summer opportunity to learn, teach, dig in the earth, make art……



This Summer would you like to become a part of the Little Artshram Collective of artists, musicians, gardeners, and socially conscious folks who are learning about and having fun with a magical blend of puppet, mask and art-making, gardening, exploring wild, rural & urban green spaces and dreaming up community gatherings?

From June 18-22nd, we’re offering an introduction to our Art-Farm Permaculture curriculum and Apprentice and Teacher Training for anyone 13 years and older! We are asking participants to give a donation of between $75 and $150 for this training, and we can accept partial payment in Bay Bucks.

After you’ve completed the Training course, Teaching and apprentice positions are available for our 2007 Summer Art-Farm Camps.

Art-Farm Teacher Training (21 years & older)

Thursday through Saturday, June 21 and 23, 9-5 PM

Artist Apprentice/Mentoring Program: Jr. and Sr. High students (13-20 years):

Monday through Friday, June 18-22, 10-3 PM

Where? At the Community Gardens near the Barns at the Old State Hospital.

Each day, please bring a sack lunch, drinking water, notebook, work-clothes/gloves, & your imagination!

REGISTRATION for Teacher Training/Apprentice Program now through May 31st by emailing Penny at:

or, snail-mailing the registration form below

We will contact Teachers/Apprentice applicants prior to June 18th, with our Training course agenda. Please forward your email address, mailing address and phone # to us asap.

Apprentices are asked to choose 1-2 weeks of the Beehive Program dates (June 25-29, July 16-20, July 23-27, or August 6-10, August 13-17) to work as assistants and will receive a stipend and/or internship credit.

Art-Farm Teachers will be offered part-time positions in the Beehive Program and will receive a stipend and free veggies and flowers!

Thanks for your time and consideration!

For further info. contact: Penny Krebiehl

Little Artshram’s Summer Art-Farm Camp

P.O. Box 844, Traverse City, MI 49685

231-510-3491 or or visit

Little Artshram is an arts and environmental education organization that’s served hundreds of children ages 5 through young adults, and their families, with classes, workshops, residency programs, and community-wide celebrations since 2000.

Mission: “Our work and play fosters alternative education through a unique combination of permaculture principles, visual, musical and puppet artistry, service to the natural world and inclusive social activism. We provide programs which inspire and educate people of all ages to live creatively and in harmony with nature.”

Artist Apprentice Program Registration and Questionnaire:

Please mail this to the address below, by May 31st.




Telephone: Email:


Please answer these questions:

1. Have you ever planted a garden?

2. Have you ever worked on a community-project? If so, please explain.

3. Do you like to be outdoors?

4. How do you feel about children, bugs, worms, bees and birds?

5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?

6. What was the last good book you read?

7. When did you first consider yourself to be an “artist”?

Please have a teacher or another adult friend write out a short letter of support for your involvement in the Artist Apprentice/Teacher Training program and include it with this letter. THANKS!

Please, mail this form to Little Artshram by May 31st. to:

Penny Krebiehl, Little Artshram, P.O. Box 844, Traverse City, MI 49685

For further information on the Summer Art-Farm Camp Beehive program, go to us at:


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