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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Wilson, Judy Kokopelli's Flute History,
Music,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Kokopelli was a Native American from the Anasazi tribe who were thought to be ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians. He announced his arrival into villages by playing a song on his flute. His visits were thought to bring good luck to all 1 Learn more about Kokopelli, decorate a flute, and play a song! 1st - 3rd grades.
$201- $350
Kallevig, Christine Discover Storigami Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Storytelling and origami together as one, two arts combined, doubles the fun! Discover Storigami with the award-winning author of ten books, including NATURE FOLD-ALONG STORIES and the new picture storybook, THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE ORIGAMI GRAMMIE. A novelist and performing artist since 1991, Christine Kallevig folds giant-sized paper as she tells stories. Each fold represents an action, setting, or character, so by the time the story is over, a surprise origami figure is magically created. Included are audience fold-along activities, original material from her books, and origami adaptations of traditional folk tales. Christine uses music, humor, and large origami puppetry to dramatize the stories, and always finishes with an easy fold-along tale so that everyone has an origami souvenir to take home.
$351- $500
Sattler, Leslie Rest and Relaxation Visual Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Each teen will create their own tray of bath bombs. They will keep the tray and the recipie so they can make them again when they are home. In addition, they will spend time talking to fiends while they color in a beautiful coloring sheet which they will bring home as well. Please visit www.greenearhtcraft.com for more information
$201- $350
Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, ArtScapades French Impressionism: From Studio to Plein Air History,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
In French Impressionism, ArtScapades gives the history of factors which brought the movement to Paris including the redesign of the city, the growth of the cafe culture, the impact of the Industrial Revolution, and advances in materials and technology. We then chronicle the life of five artists(in the 90 minute version) and their works, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, and Edgar Degas. 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 Photo and visual journaling Life Skills- Other,
Media- Photography,
Visual Arts- Crafts
You will create your own Visual journal by expressing your own creativity with use of photos, drawings, memorabilia. Participants will bring in their own photos or a USB. Can use the internet to print out photos and words, or photocopy photos from magazines/books.
Up to $100
Wilson, Judy Jabber Journal Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
This is a small 2inch X 2inch booklet with lots of twists and turns! It has and elastic closure, handmade covers and a secret to tell! Will you figure it out? Make 2 but I promise, they won't be your last!
$201- $350
Hessler, Arielle Basic Bookbinding Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
This introductory class will teach basic bookbinding skills through simple bookbinding styles like chapbooks. Attendees will become familiar with bookbinding tools, develop hand techniques, and learn about basic book structures. This hands on workshop will cover the materials used in bookbinding, as well as best practices for folding and cutting paper, using bookbinding tools, and different types of sewing methods, in addition to learning how to bind simple books. This workshop is different from stand-alone offerings in that attendees will make their books from the beginning, with no materials being pre-cut or prepared in advance. 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.
$201- $350
Singer, Lauren PAINT LIKE THE FAUVES Visual Arts- Painting
Go wild with raging color and paint an acrylic landscape on canvas in the style of the Fauves. This group of 20th century French artists rebelled against the traditional manner of painting at the time and their work was banned. Their name,literally meaning wild beasts, was given to them due to their shocking use of vibrant, flat color. Get inspired by examples of paintings by Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck and other Fauves as you paint your own rebellious masterpiece from a selection of landscape images. No experience necessary.
$201- $350
Wilson, Judy Bookworks Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn to design a blank paper book using a recycled cardboard cover and a simple binding pattern. Try a couple of different sizes and techniques; make these into journals for poems, thoughts or sketches. A wonderful skill to know!
$201- $350
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