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Singer, Lauren ART MAKING ON THE GO : POCKET COLLAGE Nature- Environment,
Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Yearning to stay creative while traveling...eager to turn down time into art time? Want to capture the essence of a place or person while on the go? This class will show you how. Using materials that literally fit in your pocket, you will learn how to transform ephemera, found objects, unusual materials, flora and photographs into a pint-sized collage ready to hang on the wall as is or frame. Your one of a kind art piece, composed from the interesting remnants of life as we travel through will make a wonderful memento or gift. Exciting examples will inspire. Principles of design, composition and construction will be taught. No experience necessary.
$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
Brickman, Robin Hand's On Assembly Nature- Environment,
Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Other
Robin Brickman begins her program with a Power Point tour of her studio and explanation of her working process. Her books are created with a unique hand-sculpted painting technique that is demonstrated with photos and short movies. The combination of art and science is presented first. Then, students create a hand's on project of their own using Ms. Brickman's technique. This assembly is suitable to all ages and abilities and gives students and staff the confidence to hand sculpt paper on their own!
$501- $1000
Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, ArtScapades Masters of Rococo: From Watteau to Reynolds History,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
In this lecture we take a look at the lighter side of 18th century High Baroque art and leave the art world at the dawn of the 19th century. ArtScapades covers Jean-Antoine Watteau, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, François Boucher, William Hogarth, Thomas Gainesborough, and Sir Joshua Reynolds. 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
Japanese Arts Center, Ryu Shu Kan Shimenawa - Japanese New Year's Wreath History,
Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Shimenawa are lengths of braided rice straw or hemp rope used for ritual purification in Japan. They can vary in diameter from a few centimeters to several meters, and are often used at the entrance to temples or homes for good luck and to keep away evil spirits. Patrons will make their own Japanese style New Year's Good Luck Wreath with material supplied by us. There is an additional Material fee of $10/person.
$201- $350
Hunt, Kathryn Cosplay Design Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Design your cosplay, animae or historical costume using croquis figure templates. Learn how to illustrate your design ideas by reviewing professional examples and get design answers. Attendees complete one or more illustrations. Grades: 3-12 Duration: 1-hour Cost: $200 Keywords: Fashion, Costume, Cosplay, Design, Craft, Illustration, Drawing, Art
$101- $200
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Sheep Shearing and Wool Spinning Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Have a sheep shearing fiber festival right at your library! Learn how shepherds care for sheep from lamb to ewe, and watch one of the flock lose their fleece. Then, make a drop spindle from recycled CD's, and after carding you can spin the wool right from the sheep! This program provides patrons with a working knowledge of sheep breeds and their various uses around the world, and wool and spindle to bring home to keep on spinning! This program is suitable for 2019 summer reading.
$101- $200
Egan, Lesniak, Bobbi, Kinga Dancing Brushstrokes Visual Arts- Painting
Using supplied materials, participants will explore brushstrokes and how they are painted with tempera paints on paper resulting in an animated scene of dancing characters. For ages 6 & up. This is a make and take program.
$201- $350
Ceceri, Kathy Paper Geodesic Reading Dome Literature- Authors,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Join STEAM author Kathy Ceceri and build a giant geodesic dome using only rolled-up newspaper and masking tape! This project from the book 'Paper Inventions' gives kids hands-on experience with engineering, math, and team-work.
$201- $350
Calamari, Helen Art Workshops Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
Learn about art and artists in a fun creative and age appropriate setting. The first part of the lesson is devoted to an interactive story about an artist or period in art through the use of puppets,handmade props and backdrops, and feltboard. Children then create works of art in the style of the art presented, using high quality materials. The curriculum is original and written by two certified teachers with backgrounds in art history, elementary education, and special education.
$201- $350
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