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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Kinga Lesniak, Bobbi Egan An Introduction into Stage Design Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Other
A scene from a popular story is selected in advance, such as “A Christmas Carol.” Individual 3D characters are constructed by participants using supplied materials, then the group tempera paints a backdrop together completing the project.
$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
Japanese Arts Center, Ryu Shu Kan Origami - Japanese Paper Folding Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. The best-known origami model is the Japanese paper crane. Traditional Japanese origami, which has been practiced since the Edo period (1603–1867), begins with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be of different colors, prints, or patterns.
$101- $200
Northshield, Sarah Origami Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn anything from the basics to more advanced levels of the art of origami. I can create a custom program for whatever your needs are. All papers and other materials are included in the program fee.
$101- $200
Singer, Lauren PAINT ABSTRACT LIKE KANDINSKY WITH MUSIC Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Painting
The Russian artist, Wassily Kandinsky, was considered the father of modern art. See why as you study his lyrical and colorful images and learn about his intense synthesis of music and color. While listening to music you will learn how to use expressive gesture and how to simplify and abstract a landscape image of your choice. Materials include watercolors and colored pencils. Interesting examples of his work and commentary will inspire your own modern masterpiece.
$201- $350
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
Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, ArtScapades American Impressionism: From the Hudson River School to Art Colonies History,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
In American Impressionism ArtScapades explains how the movement arrived in America including the influence of art dealers, the education of American artists in Europe, and the formation of art colonies. We look at the American Impressionists William Merritt Chase, John H. Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, and Theodore Robinson. 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
Bram, Lance Art therapy for teens: Express yourself! Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Teens will discuss their emotions and use drawing and art as a positive outlet for relaxation. Discussion about how different colors represent different emotions. Teens will also fill in and color mandela designs.
Up to $100
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
Dolan, Mary Beth Manga Madness Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
A great program to bring teens into your library! High-energy artist, MB Dolan, will lead participants through a fun-filled, intense workshop of Manga drawing. Several versions of the program are available: basics of faces and figures, emotions, action poses, character development, story planning and paneling, designing cover art. The participants can actually vote to decide which program we do! Several funny anecdotes are shared, as MB illustrates the do's and don'ts of manga drawing.
$201- $350
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