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Program
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Description
Fee
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Horse Hair Bracelets Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Horses are majestic creatures, and people of all ages appreciate their beauty. This is an opportunity to wear handmade jewelry made out of mane or tail hairs that shed during routine grooming. Several hair colors to choose from (red, white, yellow, black, grey, and brown). Traditionally these are braided pieces - but participants are encouraged to use their imaginations and create whatever they dream up with the materials provided. Horse themed cameos, beads, stones, and other adornments are featured. An unlimited number of items can be made in the time scheduled. Please email me with Programs in the subject line with any questions to be added to my live booking link. Suitable for the 2019 Summer Reading Program.
$101- $200
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Body Art - Speed Painting! Visual Arts- Painting
Body Art - Speed-painting Artist uses quality, water-based, washable paint to create fantastic designs on face or arm, fast and very popular for all ages. Microfine glitter adds glam! Designs can be simple to more complex faces - explore the painted mask. Great to use as a kick-off to reading program or as the final party. Intergenerational day: Grandparent and grandchild get painted this day - great fun. Simple design: 1 minute per person, most complex design up to 3 minutes per person. Book EARLY for dates around HALLOWEEN.
Up to $100
Hunt, Kathryn Career Style Workshop: Resumes, Interviews & Dressing for Success Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Job seekers meet with an experienced recruiter & life coach to improve their career building skills. Available in a one or two hour formats; two hours is great for individual attention, the one hour workshop is ideal for a quick review of career building basics. Topics include: *Employment Search Develop an employment search strategy for a better career in today’s market. Talk to a recruiter about posting and maintaining resumes online and pursuing openings on Internet career sites and job boards. *Resume Writing Understand the role of a resume in the job search process. Develop an effective employment portfolio including resume, letters and references. Participants can bring their resume and employment ads of interest. *Interview Preparation Always be prepared for impromptu meetings, initial phone screenings and face to face interviews with prospective employers. Learn tips and tricks to make a winning first impression and advance your career. *Dressing for Success Create a wardrobe that works for interviews, meetings and travel. Learn how to navigate today’s business casual style while impressing higher-ups. Discover personal branding and how to use it for career growth. Attendees receive workbook and resources for additional information
$101- $200
Giouvalakis, Kathy SHARPIE TIE DYE Life Skills- Parenting,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Sharpies are well-known for their permanent ink markers and pens. The ink in these will not dissolve in water. However, the ink does dissolve in rubbing alcohol. As the shirt absorbs the alcohol, it begins to pick up the ink and move it along with the alcohol as it spreads. Gloves and science goggles will be provided for fun and cleanliness.
$201- $350
Bram, Lance Art therapy workshop for Adults Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Painting
Express yourself in words and with color! Discuss your emotions in a non-judgmental supportive environment as you use drawing and art as a positive outlet for relaxation. Discussion about how different colors represent different emotions. You will also learn about mandela designs and discover how filling in the designs with color are a form of meditation, expression, and inspiration.
Up to $100
Giouvalakis, Kathy Baby Blankets For Those in Need (Community Service) Life Skills- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Have fun with friends while getting community service making baby/toddler blankets. No sewing involved. Participants will make them from scratch. They will measure, cut, and knot baby and toddler patterns to make a blanket. The program is 1 hour long and for 25 participants. The cost of the program is $400. This includes prep work, shopping for materials, 2 pieces of fleece for each side, scissors, rulers, clothespins, community service certificates and delivery of baby blankets.
$351- $500
Hessler, Arielle How to Start an Etsy Shop Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Want to be an Etsy seller? We can help! This workshop will cover the basics of setting up an Etsy shop, from writing your policies to creating listings. Learn what makes or breaks a shop, and about all the great resources you can use to help with your new business. Worksheets and handouts will be given to all attendees to help them brainstorm how to best make their Etsy shop a reality! This program is best done in two, 2hr sessions (either two 2hr sessions or four 2hr session). Two sessions would cover a general overview of how Etsy works and how to set up a store, with tips on how to stand out from the crowd. Four sessions would include that information, plus additional sessions on best marketing practice and search engine optimization (SEO).
$351- $500
Hessler, Arielle Make a Tiny Book! Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Anyone can be a bookbinder in this workshop by making their own tiny book! Each little book is less than 2 inches tall- an adorable blank journal with 40 pages attached to a necklace or key chain. Attendees can choose between leather and felt for their covers, as well as imported marbled or printed artist papers for their decorative end sheets. Materials are pre-cut and prepared for each attendee to assemble their book, with enough work left to impart important bookbinding skills. 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 handmade marbled and printed papers from around the world- in bright and fun colors, of course.
$201- $350
Cossio, Miguel Fiestas - Celebrations in Mexico and Latin America History,
Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Miguel Cossio was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, to a family of folk artist and performers from whom he learned the many crafts, rituals and traditions of his community and region, especially those associated with Celebrations. Now living in New York, Miguel has taught arts-in-education programs in schools and many other venues. He is currently on the teaching roster of Arts Westchester- www.artswestchester.org and Center for Arts Education- www.caenyc.org in NYC. Miguel offers interactive cultural programs that bring to life the magic of the traditional folk arts from Mexico and Latin America. Programs include hands-on workshops, slide shows, folk art displays with audience participation and Spanish conversation. Masks for Carnival - Papel Picado for 5 de Mayo - Dancing skeleton stick puppets for Day of the Dead, Pinatas for the New Year are some of the hands-on activities participants can create while learning about these incredible traditions! Variable content for different age levels. Art projects completed in a single session. Art projects linked to a cultural context.
$351- $500
Maichack, Mary Jo (and Gregory) Make a Mini Moonscape Puppet Theater of Paper & Popsicle Sticks Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
I’ll bring prepared card stock, templates to color, popsicle sticks and other supplies (if you can help with scissors, crayons and glue sticks, that would be great) to make it fun and easy for your patrons to make this beautiful and clever puppet theater. Ask me to send you a photo or see it at www.MaryJoMaichack.com. They will also get professional tips on how to make up their own stories to use with it. (Help me celebrate 30 years as a professional storyteller this year!) Super fun and easy! What I think is really special about this-- It’s easy to do, fun to make and amazing when finished (so kids will love it) It works as a toy and puppet theater that is easy to transport, even use on a car trip (so parents will love it) It encourages kids to tell stories—to think visually, consider characters and solve problems (so librarians and story lovers will love it)
$351- $500
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