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Young Illustrator Camp Scheduled

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Young Illustrator Camp Scheduled

Baxter's Corner will lead a new camp this year over spring break at Cabbage Patch Settlement House. Based on interest in the storytelling camps from past summers, Baxter's Corner and Cabbage Patch have developed a new camp intended to take children further into the publication process. At the spring camp, youth will learn the process of preparing illustrations for print, from determining which scenes to illustrate, to producing final artwork through the stages of concept, sketching, and color layering.  Campers will be producing illustrations based on the book THE CATASTEROUS CRUISE, which was written by campers at the 2015 Young...

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Baxter's Corner Featured on WHAS11's Great Day Live

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Baxter's Corner Featured on WHAS11's Great Day Live

Linda Baker of Baxter's Corner and Cabbage Patch Settlement House's Mayghin Levine join hosts Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners on Great Day Live Thursday, February 25, 2016, to tell WHAS11 viewers about GOING BANANAS IN SPACE. GOING BANANAS IN SPACE is a story written by 11 youth at one of Cabbage Patch's Young Storyteller camps. The story was initially presented as a booklet to campers with a few copies for Patch staff and board members. It was so well-received that Baxter's Corner professionally designed and printed the story for the Patch to sell to raise funds for youth services. The...

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New Book Marks Launch of Youth-Authored Series

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New Book Marks Launch of Youth-Authored Series

This month marks the release of a new children’s book, Going Bananas in Space, co-authored by 10 Louisville youth. The book is the first in a youth-authored series designed to showcase young talent while generating funds for a not-for-profit organization that serves at-risk youth. Louisville-based Baxter’s Corner teamed up with The Cabbage Patch Settlement House to lead a week-long day-camp for young storytellers, ages 8 to 13 years. In addition to individual samples, the campers collaborated to write and illustrate a group story that became the centerpiece of a booklet distributed to family and friends at the end of the...

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Baxter's Corner To Lead Second Storyteller Camp

Baxter's Corner To Lead Second Storyteller Camp

For the second year in a row, Baxter's Corner will lead the Young Storytellers Camp at Cabbage Patch Settlement House June 22 - 26. With the guidance of artist Mary Ellen Stottmann and author Linda Baker, the campers will explore the history of storytelling and the elements of a good story, including plot and character development, scene details, word choice and editing. The campers will collaborate to write a story that will become the second in the new youth-authored series Baxter's Corner has developed for Cabbage Patch. The series will feature books written by Cabbage Patch youth that will be professionally...

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Baxter's Corner Sponsors Expressive Therapy Program for Children

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Baxter's Corner Sponsors Expressive Therapy Program for Children

Baxter's Corner was one of a group of sponsors of The Morton Center's luncheon on September 30, 2014, to raise funds for the Center's Expressive Art Therapy Program for children. As a table sponsor of the Words Are Not Enough event, Baxter's Corner produced laminated placemats featuring artwork by children in the program. One of the Center's therapists used the artwork to explain how art therapy is used to assist children whose families are struggling with substance abuse issues. "Because we develop stories and art for children with the goal of helping them to develop important interpersonal and social skills,...

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