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Description
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Manning, Jim Star Wars Jedi Knight Training Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Star Wars Jedi Knight Training is a great program for libraries to offer their younger patrons. We offer Star Wars fans a chance to interact with a real Jedi Knight. Ideal for ages 4 – 9, this interactive performance is great for both boys and girls! We lead the children through a series of challenges including Jedi Force Magic, the Laser Balloon Barrage and Jedi Teamwork culminating in an epic lightsaber duel with the Jedi Master himself.
$351- $500
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Laura Ingalls Day Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Laura Ingalls Day is a compilation of programs normally taught in a 1 hour block, designed for a kickoff or finale to summer reading, or an event that will bring in patrons during the winter. Starting with sugaring off, we will make sugar on snow, then move onto fresh butter, cheese, and sourdough bread. Next we will plant a garden on the library grounds or start transplants for growing on the windowsill. We can wash up with home made old fashioned lye soap, and hand dip candles. Wrap it all up by meeting farm animals and learning to care for them just like Laura and Mary. Based on book: Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, this program can incorporate reading the book and eating between stations. The program can last 4-8 hours, depending on age group and individual or combinations of stations. Great for the 2019 summer reading program.
$501- $1000
Singer, Lauren HEALTHY HARVEST STILLLIFE Life Skills- Food,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Painting
Get close and comfortable with a seasonal harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables as you learn how to capture their beauty in still life drawing and/or painting. Inspiring examples of artwork featuring fruits and vegetables will be shown and participants will learn nutritional benefits of these delicious foods. Terrific for Healthy Kids Day, Harvest Day, Thanksgiving or any day!
$201- $350
Hessler, Arielle Coptic Binding History,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Learn how to bind books in the oldest style known to date- Coptic Binding! Coptic books are sewn in a style that leave the sewing exposed, making them not only beautiful to look at, but also enabling them to lay completely flat for superior functionality. This ancient form of bookbinding, which originated in Northeast Africa, has seen a huge resurgence in popularity. Prerequisite: Previous bookbinding experience. The class is taught in steps, with the teacher displaying and explaining the step for the class and answering questions, and then breaking out into 'Do-It-Yourself (DIY)' times when the attendees perform the step on their own. During the DIY times, the teacher takes questions and helps anyone who needs individual help. Handouts explaining each step (with diagrams) are included for the attendees to reference throughout the program and take home. This program is taught by a professional book artist versed in both traditional and modern styles of bookbinding and book preservation. Students also benefit from the opportunity to work with traditional, handmade papers from Asia- in modern and traditional colors and patterns.
$351- $500
Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, ArtScapades French Impressionism: From Studio to Plein Air History,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
In French Impressionism, ArtScapades gives the history of factors which brought the movement to Paris including the redesign of the city, the growth of the cafe culture, the impact of the Industrial Revolution, and advances in materials and technology. We then chronicle the life of five artists(in the 90 minute version) and their works, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, and Edgar Degas. Approximately ten works per artist are discussed including iconic works plus those that illustrate significant trends and events in their lives and careers. See www.ArtScapades.com for full listing of programs.
$201- $350
Wilson, Judy Wish Flags History,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Flying on Tibetan mountain passes, temple roofs and base camps, gaily colored flags scatter blessings, wishes and good luck messages on the winds, to be blown around the world. Make a string of 5 of your own wishes to be sent out to the wind! Class is also great for YA.
$201- $350
Lynas, G. Augustine Art as a way of life Media- Film,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Other
I am a full time visual artist with specialty in public performances and world wide reputation as a sand sculptor. (See video Sandsong on You Tube or www.sandsong.com.)I have more than 50 years of experience in publishing for children.(See www.Lynas Press) and have written and published six books. I have lots of inspiring visual media for school and library demonstrations as well as live interactive events with class participation.
$351- $500
Sattler, Leslie Recycled Craft Fair Visual Arts- Crafts
This is a classic for everyone. i bring in a HUGE amount of re-purposed and craft materials. i will bring in some samples (as well as photos from previous classes) and the children have 1 hour to create whatever they would like. I am there to help them acheive their goals. It is wonderful to watch what happens when you just let children be creative.
$201- $350
Bram, Lance Create your own games Literature- Creative Writing,
Media- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Using markers, colored pencils, rulers, index cards, poster board, dice, and pawns along with some creativity, you will create your own fun games. You can play these games with your friends and family!
Up to $100
Wilson, Judy Scary Spider Web Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Using wood, hammer, nails and yarn, design a scary decoration you'll want to put out year after year!
$201- $350
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