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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Maurer, Jim Juggling WorkShop Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Visual Arts- Other
Who has not wanted to learn how to juggle. Well it takes determination, and proper training. Starting with 1 ball all the way up to 3 ball tricks and 5 ball juggling, Jim teaches all ages and all education levels.
$101- $200
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Angora Fiber Spinning Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Angora rabbits provide the softest fiber for spinning, and enjoy being groomed to remove their long continuously growing coats. After making their very own drop spindle, patrons get to brush rabbits to collect fiber. Then they can spin the softest yarn for themselves and bring it home. Learn proper rabbit care and maintenance, along with information on how to manage your own angora rabbit farm. This program is suitable for summer reading 2019.
$101- $200
Singer, Lauren RECYCLE THE EARTH WEAVINGS Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Class will focus on how to rebuild our earth with an easy weaving project that re-uses, re-purposes and recycles commonly discarded materials, such as junk mail, plastic bags, packaging wraps and more!. Easy weaving and knotting techniques on a cardboard loom will be taught for all age levels and ability. Participants will weave an earth conscious motto into their weaving. Finished pieces are ready for hanging on wall. Inspiring examples of weaving from diverse cultures will be shown and environmentally conscious practices will be discussed. Class is taught by award-winning artist/Board Member of the Long Island Craft Guild, art educator and passionate conservationist. Great for Earth Day and every day!
$201- $350
Franco Feeney, Betsy The Making of a Book... An Illustrator's Tale Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Painting
In a colorful slide presentation, the fascinating process of illustrating a picture book evolves before your eyes! Students come away from this program with a deeper understanding of the book-making process as well as a glimpse into the tiny world of microorganisms. A microscope and special camera are used to view the inhabitants of pond water! Based on her latest book, Amoeba Hop, Mrs. Feeney describes the many steps of book illustration from initial pencil sketch to final oil paintings. Thumbnail sketches, a book dummy and the use of a computer in the design of the pages are all part of the interesting procedure.
$351- $500
Egan, Lesniak, Bobbi, Kinga Print an original monoprint design Visual Arts- Other
Learn the technique of Monoprinting – a form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once. All materials are supplied to create two prints using tempera paint on plexiglass and paper. This is a make and take program.
$201- $350
Ceceri, Kathy Musical Inventions -- The Science of Instruments! Music,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Explore the physics of sound using homemade musical instruments with Kathy Ceceri, author of Musical Inventions. Kids will learn how instruments create sound waves and how design affects pitch (frequency), timber, and volume (amplitude) by making drinking straw oboes, foam cup string basses, balloon drums, and paper poppers to take home. They'll also get to try out a variety of unusual musical gadgets such as a toolbox xylophones, salad bowl singing bowl, and musical glasses. For ages 11 and up, ask about advanced projects including Paint Stirrer Bullroarers, Wooden Thumb Pianos, or Cardboard Record Players. Kathy Ceceri is the author of over a dozen books of hands-on learning projects for kids. Her titles include Paper Inventions, Fabric Inventions, Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future, Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure, and Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture.
$201- $350
Singer, Lauren ART SELFIES WITHOUT THE CAMERA Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Other
Selfies are all the rage these days, so why not draw upon your inventive self to a create a meaningful and artistic one without the camera, just like artists still do? Using a mirror and a mix of drawing materials you will be guided in ways to express the essence of who you are with color, drawing techniques and some fun effects. No experience necessary. Inspiring and unusual examples of portraits and self-portraits will be shown.
$201- $350
Davis, Katie Great Storytelling in Words and Pictures Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Audience learns to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her own mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. Highly interactive program - audience helps write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: Katie teaches HOW TO SEE so you’re able to illustrate any story you write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, teacher
$1001- $3000
Egan, Lesniak, Bobbi, Kinga Make a Bottlehead Mask Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Create a fun mask with supplied glue, yarn, plastic milk jug and assorted everyday household objects. Just for kids!
$201- $350
Riley, Tom ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS Genealogy,
Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Other
ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS----I am the author of 4 books on the subject. The largest mass relocation of children in America took place during the orphan train era 1854-1929. Over 400,000 children were transported by rail out of NYC and major cities. They were America's first foster children. I do a lecture/video presentation. Life in the 19th Century could be brutal. When adults fell victim to alcoholism, job loss, or drugs, the children were the first to suffer.
$201- $350
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