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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Dolan, Mary Beth Paint like (Jackson) Pollock Health & Fitness- Other,
History,
Visual Arts- Painting
Participants will watch a short media that introduces them to Jackson Pollock and his art. We then will (in summer- out doors) paint like Pollock. we paint in a controlled manner,and drop cloths and washable paints are used. This "eco-friendly" program uses recycled cardboard, and supplies, brushes, etc.
$201- $350
Rakvica, Pattie Jewlery Design/Bead Making Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Students will be able to express their creativity in jewelry design. Students will be able to create and design various jewelry items. This class can compliment science studies of rock and minerals. Student will be interested to learn how we are surrounded by rock, minerals and gems in our everyday lives. Bead making is a hands on experience for girls and boys. Designing beads and creating an exciting piece of art (key chains and necklaces).
$351- $500
Dolan, Mary Beth POLYMER CLAY EGYPTIAN STYLE History,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Make Egyptian style jewelry using polymer clay! We will explore hieroglyphs, and various styles of ancient Egyptian jewelry. Students will then be given polymer clay that uses the same colors that dominated Egyptian jewelry (custom mixed clay that simulates lapis lazuli, carnelian, turquiose, obsidian, chyrophase, etc.); texturing in jewelry is also encouraged. Recommended ages 10 to adult, as we will use crafting knives for some of our work. Time permitting, the clay can be baked at your facility**- so then participants can string their jewelry before thay leave.
$351- $500
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Old Fashioned Soap Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn to make soap the old fashioned way! This program allows participants to craft their own soap with a variety of molds and natural additions such as hibiscus flowers, jojoba, lavender, vanilla beans, the sky is the limit! This program is tailored to your library audience. For younger children can use a melt and pour soap, and older teens can watch a demonstration of the chemical reaction between lye and lipids. This fits nicely with Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books, and some libraries use it as the finale to a story time featuring one to give patrons a real life experience. This program supports building a sustainable future, and is suitable for the 2017 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Agostino, Christopher Christopher Agostino's StoryFaces Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Christopher Agostino’s StoryFaces is a very different kind of a show. Audience volunteers are brought on to the stage and facepainted very quickly to illustrate the stories he tells. The amazing facepainting holds kids attention while they listen to folktales from around the world and his original tales. With his extensive repertoire of stories he can perform successfully for any size audience and any age: kids, teens and adults. In most shows he paints 8 to 12 volunteers while mesmerizing the audience with a theatrical storytelling style and tales that range from the comic adventure of the first time a man met a crocodile to the heroic tale of the boy Punia and the King of the Sharks. Spoken word and painted faces combine in a unique performance art, as author and artist Christopher Agostino illuminates ancient traditions to completely engage modern audiences. It’s surprising and delightful theater for any age. Several themes are available and special shows can be crafted to feature specific cultures and special topics. Discounts available for libraries on certain dates. Go to agostinoarts.com to see the new video: What Is A StoryFace?
$501- $1000
McElligott, Matthew Author / Illustrator Visit Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
In my programs I take students through the process of writing and illustrating picture books, with a special emphasis on my current projects and my use of technology. We'll talk about how authors and illustrators get their ideas and how a manuscript is created, revised, illustrated, and eventually turned into a book.

For a detailed description of my author visits, please go to:

http://mattmcelligott.com/authorvisits/

$1001- $3000
Ceceri, Kathy Invent an Adaptive Game Controller Disability Awareness,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Teens will learn about hardware and software design for people with disabilities as they prototype and program adaptive game controllers using Makey Makey invention kits and Scratch programming. Kathy Ceceri is the author of more than a dozen books of hands-on STEAM projects, including 'Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure' from Nomad Press. She also offers teen programs on sports and dance game controllers and has led the popular Makey Makey workshops at the Games in Education symposium for education professionals.
$351- $500
Ceceri, Kathy Fabric and Fiber Inventions Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Kathy Ceceri's newest book Fabric and Fiber Inventions introduces tweens, teens, and adult beginners to the basics of sewing and fiber arts. Learn to create wearables, playthings, and decorative items using traditional techniques, or explore electronic circuits and sensors with simple e-textile projects. Every participant will get to make a project to take home. Choose from several projects for differents ages and abilities! For ages 10 and up: Create Stuffed Sock Creatures (Learn-to-Sew or No-Sew versions available); Make Weavings on Your Own Cardboard Loom; Construct Tube Knitters and Make Versatile I-cord (Wooden and Cardboard versions available); Print Simple Silkscreen Wall Hangings or T-Shirts. For ages 12 and up: Sew light-up felt keychains or stuffies using DIY sensors and components; Weave personal audio speakers from yarn and conductive fiber
$351- $500
Dolan, Mary Beth Me, the Super Hero! Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
2009's MOST POPULAR PROGRAM! Participants are asked to imagine themselves as a super hero. By answering a series of questions, they develop a super hero persona. The answers are then used to draw themselves as the super hero they are! Cartooning, drawing, and creative writing and thinking are developed and refined during the program. Wild, zany answers are encouraged! All supplies are included.
$201- $350
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 2017.
$101- $200
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