Creative Expressions

Showing individualism through art.

Today, the students of Woodland Pattern Poetry camp created their own journals for the week.  This gave them a chance to express themselves through the art they put on their covers. Many beautiful covers show the individuals behind these creative minds. A trip to the domes gave them ideas for writing their poetry. Each dome provided different environment with which many great poems were already created. Each student was given the chance to share the poems they created. The support and respect that has been shown illuminates how eager the students are to begin their writing. What a great way to begin this week!


Making Life a Song

Making new discoveries, seeing the sun in different colors, changing the vibrations of the universe. That was the theme of yesterday’s Woodland pattern session. We jumped right into a two hour song writing session and each of the students crafted a verse on the message they wanted to contribute. All of them came up with something motivational. You could feel the support each student had for each other as they spoke. In two hours, the students here at Woodland Pattern managed to create a powerful song. Later in the day, the students were astonished at all the cool stuff at discovery world. They remained wide-eyed and jaw dropped most of the trip.  Another day of growth, family, and fun! Check out the chorus to the new song the students created.  Poetry camp video coming soon!


“Speaking your truth, shining your light

Giving your all, winning the fight

Playing the game,  making it right

Doing your best, living this life” – Woodland Pattern Students


An Ode to Those Who Believe In Tomorrow

Look out Milwaukee, there’s a revolution a-brewin’! The youth here at Woodland Pattern are ready to make the change and be the change. We kicked off day 3 with a “BANG” and ended with a “POW”. Starting off with an improv session, the students pushed their spontaneity to the limits and came up with creative acts on the scene. The instructors couldn’t help but chuckle at the raw talent each student came with. Later in the day, the youth came up with a quote for the week to follow, ‘speak your truth’. We took a field-trip to Redline MKE, a community art studio here in Milwaukee, a created T-Shirts with our quote of the week on them. There, the students worked hard and also constructed pieces on what they felt about the conditions of living in Milwaukee. Check out this heartfelt piece written by Gabriella, a shining student here at Woodland Pattern



Hey Milwaukee, how ya doing?

You’ve been acting strange

Don’t say much but I know a lot.

People say you go off your butt,

They say you’re stubborn and crazy

And maybe a little dangerous

Why do you act this way?

Chicago ain’t doing so great

They may be facing a life sentence

For doing something they ain’t have no business doing

Don’t be influenced like that ,

Don’t be what people say or want you to be

Under Pressure.

It will take some time for this to sink in to you

But I think you can be great

You need to change and become the city we all know and love