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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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, photographs and a bit of bling 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. Principles of design, composition and construction will be taught. No experience necessary.
$201- $350
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
Wilson, Judy Stained Glass Window Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
This window is a framed 8 x 10 piece of glass that we will transform with a mosaic if colorful tissue paper into an amazing, can't believe your eyes, truly awesome keep forever craft! I have this listed in Teen because I am only able to choose one category but this is adaptable to younger and older!!
$201- $350
Dolan, Mary Beth CALLIGRAPHY History,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Other
Mary Beth brings feather quills, calligraphy dip pens, parchment, and lettering workbook/style sheets and teaches some calligraphy basics. Please be aware that participants will be using old fashioned methods, and the means liquid ink in use in the room the program is held in- see special requirements. Recommended ages 8 and up.
$201- $350
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! Please email me with Programs in the subject line with any questions to be added to my live booking link. This program is suitable for 2019 summer reading.
$101- $200
Wilson, Judy Pumpkin Patch Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Let's talk about squash! Early June is the perfect time for Fall pumpkins harvest,as well as the other squash varieties we will be planting. Create garden markers and have a tasty snack.
$201- $350
Bram, Lance Create your own comic book/ 4th to 6th grade Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
4th to 6th grade. Using a ruler, pencil and markers, sketch out and draw your own original comic book with text bubbles. Base your drawings on characters in which you are already familiar or create your own. Your story line may be fantasy or based on your own life. This program can be adapted for teenagers as well.
Up to $100
Foxx, Pat Knitting for Tweens Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Tweens will learn an easy approach to the basic stitches of knitting. This program is best in a series, so they can practice at home and return for help or further instruction. Goal is to make a Scarf. Materials provided.
$101- $200
Mankita, Jay Build A Better Rube Goldberg Machine Workshop - Build A Better World 2017! Media- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Artist/Educator Jay Mankita guides and inspires kids to construct delightfully complicated contraptions that accomplish simple tasks. Jay supplies dominos, popsicle sticks, magnets, rubber bands, string, balls, marbles, etc…, set up includes Jay’s basic table and floor-based templates as well as some pre-constructed machines for kids to study and play with, with plenty of opportunities for making, and learning from, their own mistakes. Goofy fun, and real engineering, with a bit of Rube Goldberg history thrown into the mix.
$351- $500
Theater, Arm-of-the-Sea Tales from the Odyssey Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Visual Arts- Other
With a cast of colorful characters and deft sleight-of-hand, master puppeteer Patrick Wadden brings to life Homer's ancient epic of Odysseus and his trouble-fraught journey home from the Trojan War. A voyage of two-weeks turns into ten years as capricious gods and wayward mortals thwart the Hero’s passage across the 'wine-dark sea'. The infamous one-eyed Cyclops, the alluring Sirens, six-headed Skylla, and the terrible whirlpool of Charybdis are but a few of the legendary monsters in this timeless adventure story. Through courage, cleverness and determination Odysseus triumphs over these trials and eventually is reunited with his family. Tales From the Odyssey is designed to introduce young audiences (ages 7 & up) and their families to one of the foundational stories of western literature. The visual elements in this poetic presentation are inspired by ancient Greek painted ceramics. Available June -December 2015, the show is well-suited for public libraries and small community venues. In fact, it's a perfect fit for the 2015 Summer Reading Theme: Every Hero Has A Story.
$351- $500
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