The experience of being a part of the family friendly session is best expressed through the artists who have participated. Architect/Designer/Writer Michael Zaretsky participated in the 2015 family friendly residency along with two children and his wife, the writer Adrian Parr. Zaretsky writes:
“Creating a family-friendly session at MHP and curating it with other families of similar ages and perfect camp leaders was simply amazing. From the moment we arrived, we knew that this would be an experience for our family like no other. This wasn’t a vacation; this wasn’t work; this was some whole new experience that engaged all of us equally. The kids were immediately embedded with other kids in their age range and with similar interests. I have never spent time like this with my kids where they were so utterly entertained and happy and at peace, and I was doing nothing to make that happen. In fact, the fact that our kids were so utterly entertained allowed an incredible freedom for us to think and be present to explore and learn from all that was surrounding us at Marble House.I must mention that none of this would be possible without the tremendous sense of deep interest, care and support that we all felt. We could all relax because we all knew we were cared for. Every resident stepped up to participate and support the sense of community that was fostered by MHP.”
Applications are now closed for the Family Friendly Residency and will reopen late summer/early fall. Please join our mailing list for more information.