11:00 am – 12:30 pm
April 29 – May 27

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne & Horticulture Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131




For Youth aged 8-13
The program focuses on poetry with a different theme each week. A look at everyday life will find the hidden poetry in and around the beautiful Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Participants will create a portfolio of photo and poetry work.

Regular attendance


  • Develop basic photography concepts and skills
  • Write your own poetry
  • Create art inspired by your surroundings
  • Develop your creative voice


Natasha Cohen-Carroll

Natasha Cohen-Carroll graduated from Haverford College with a double major in English and Fine Arts with a concentration in photography. She was awarded the Center for Peace & Global Citizenship Grant and taught photography and theatre to children in Ahmedabad, India. Natasha is bilingual in English and French and advanced in Spanish. She has been a teaching artist with the West Park Cultural Center for five years. In addition to serving several years as a counselor for our Camp Ginkgo she teaches photography, film, and poetry workshops. Natasha co-organized the Mustard Seed Film Festival and works on documentary film projects about community and culture.

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