Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Davis, Katie Novel and picture book Author-Illustrator Visit! Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Kids interactively establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Children edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Kids learn to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. K-3: Highly interactive: children help write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. 4-6: Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: teaches kids HOW TO SEE so they’re able to illustrate any story they write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, K teacher
$1001- $3000
Fultz, Dave Introduction to Balloon Sculpture Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
This is a fun and imaginative introduction to the art of balloon sculpture. Inflating, tying, managing the air within the balloon, lock twists, tulip twists, fold twists, and other techniques are all demonstrated. Students will make multiple balloon sculptures all of their own and are encouraged to merge their newly acquired skill with their own limitless imaginations to come up with their own works of art. More advanced multiple balloon works are also demonstrated. This program helps students to develop dexterity, creativity and is just plain fun!
$201- $350
Bram, Lance What to expect in college Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
A program to prepare 11th and 12th graders for transitioning into college life. Learn about managing your time in college and independent daily living skills when away from your family. Tips provided on how to stay mentally and physically healthy, as well. Group discussions and guided conversations.
Up to $100
Wilson, Judy Wish Flags History,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Flying on Tibetan mountain passes, temple roofs and base camps, gaily colored flags scatter blessings, wishes and good luck messages on the winds, to be blown around the world. Make a string of 5 of your own wishes to be sent out to the wind! Class is also great for YA.
$201- $350
Ceceri, Kathy Fabric and Fiber Inventions Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Kathy Ceceri's newest book Fabric and Fiber Inventions introduces tweens, teens, and adult beginners to the basics of sewing and fiber arts. Learn to create wearables, playthings, and decorative items using traditional techniques, or explore electronic circuits and sensors with simple e-textile projects. Every participant will get to make a project to take home. Choose from several projects for differents ages and abilities! For ages 10 and up: Create Stuffed Sock Creatures (Learn-to-Sew or No-Sew versions available); Make Weavings on Your Own Cardboard Loom; Construct Tube Knitters and Make Versatile I-cord (Wooden and Cardboard versions available); Print Simple Silkscreen Wall Hangings or T-Shirts. For ages 12 and up: Sew light-up felt keychains or stuffies using DIY sensors and components; Weave personal audio speakers from yarn and conductive fiber
$351- $500
Wilson, Judy Feather Their Nests Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Help the birds build the softest nest ever by filling this mesh bag with all sorts of surprising materials, then sit back and watch what they pick and pull out! Play detective around your yard and see if you can find where our feather friends used these soft treasures. Learn about local birds and their nests.
$201- $350
Brickman, Robin Community Mural Workshop Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
Robin Brickman is the award-winning illustrator of several children's picturebooks, based primarily on natural science subjects. Her program has two parts: an initial presentation about her illustrations for books, and then a hands-on workshop. First, she will demonstrate her unique cut-paper technique of watercolor, and then she will help the audience make their own cut paper creatures. Robin will bring an original painting from one of her books for inspiration. Her program has been celebrated for its emphasis on art and natural science, its accessibility to all ages, and Robin's ability to connect with all ages and abilities.
$501- $1000
Wilson, Judy Long Island Llama Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Llamas were first domesticated and used as pack animals 4-5,000 years ago by Indians in the rocky Peruvian highlands. Craft a pendant necklace as we explore the many uses of fleece from our very own Long Island Yarn and Farm llamas (Yaphank). We will read a few Llama,Llama books by Anna Dewdney and learn interesting facts about these camelids. Excellent for Pre-K with caregiver thru 5th grade.
$201- $350
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
Sattler, Leslie Galaxy Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Crafts
All ready for Summer 2019 Start with a wooden moon plaque and decorate it using paint. I will show the children how to create a galaxy effect. The children can glue on special buttons and gems. visit www.greenearthcraft.com to see an image
$201- $350
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