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Comment about this year's art camp: A big fat THANK YOU to Dianne Koehler for an amazing summer of mini art camps! So sad to say goodbye frown emoticon For the final week the girls made wizards, swords and shields, magical wands, dragon eggs, magical potions, and painted dragons and castle doors. And all with upcycled materials!Not only does Dianne run the best summer art camp in town, but she volunteers her time at local schools during the year doing art and gardening.She is seriously one of the best people I have had the privilege of knowing, and if you don't know her, you're missing out. Check out her camp next year, and maybe stop by the wells branch library on a Wednesday evening, she does a free art class there for the little ones.
Dianne Koehler: community activist, library founder, artist, gardener, teacher

some of my recent painted items

I have been painting for over 25 years, mostly in acrylics and other non-oil media. I teach adults and kids as I love sharing my love of art with others. I have owned and operated Wooden it be Wonderful for over 25 years, making and painting all types of items. I teach a weekly arts & crafts class for families at the Wells Branch Library, and occasional classes for adults.

I founded the Wells Branch Community Library, served as board president for 10 years, and completed my 6th and last term  of elected office in 2010 to have a little more time in my life. 

I worked with several others to create an active home gardening group in the community and maintain a blog for this and my own gardening. I harvest rainwater and have many barrels to store the water and use it in my vegetable garden.  I am now involved in an effort to bring gardens to the students at Wells Branch Elementary teaching 2 days each week in the garden program.
Take a look at some of the artistic things I am doing by clicking on the links. Instructions for the fall raffia scarecrow are below. Recipies for several of the projects from camp are on the Arts & Crafts blog below. 
   Arts & Crafts in Wells Branch : http://wonderfulartsncrafts.blogspot.com/
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Dianne Koehler,
Oct 21, 2010, 7:16 AM
Dianne Koehler,
Apr 3, 2012, 7:40 AM