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Current Workshops - Basic Needle Felting               Unschooling/Homeschooling/Parenting

Basic Needle Felting:
  • For those 14 years of age and up
  • Minimum group size is 6 maximum 10
  • Learn how to needle felt a hen and chick, penguin, or a snowman
  • 2 hour workshop
  • Rates from $35 per person plus cost of materials
  • Please contact me at info @ marty (remove the spaces) for more information.

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See Autumn Stories for more of my needle felted art

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Unschooling/Homeschooling/Parenting Workshops
If you are interested in having me lead a workshop or do a presentation, please don't hesitate to contact me
info (remove the space). I am happy to work with you to find a topic suitable for your group or event. Rates available on request. All workshops  are tailored to suit the needs of those attending.  My workshops are interactive and participatory. Time for questions is built in. 

Link to comments from people who have attended my workshop.

"If you're looking for a conference speaker, you can't do better than Marty--some conferences I go to just because I know Marty will be there! Every time I've spoken at a homeschooling conference with Marty, we've ended up talking for hours, picking up right where we left off the last time. Her voice in her book is exactly her--reading it, you feel as though you've joined a friendly personal conversation about kids and family and music and play and learning and kids and music . . . . She's practical, down-to-earth, concrete, and reassuring. (Her book is ) One of my favorite books to recommend, especially for new homeschooling parents." Mary Griffith, author of The Homeschooling Handbook,The Unschooling Handbook, and Viral Learning. 


A short list of topics I am happy to present. I look forward to hearing from you.

Looking Back (Keynote)
From my perspective now that my children are all in their 30's
  • What do I wish I had done differently
  • What do I wish I'd done frequently
  • Would I choose to do this again if I could go back
  • The best things about learning at home
Unschooling - A Leap of Faith (Keynote)
Discover and explore the implications of learning where the learner is in charge.
  • Looking at our assumptions about learning and how it takes place
  • No one ever knows what anyone is learning at any one moment
  • The scary parts
  • The amazing parts
Inviting Children to Write (Workshop)
  • Some ideas to stimulate fun writing projects
Preventing Burnout for Homeschooling Parents (Workshop)
  • Things that contribute to feeling overwhelmed
  • Finding ways to create breathing space
Link to comments from people who have attended my workshops

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