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Foxx, Pat Crazy Collage with Fabric Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Painting
Using scraps of fabric, children will design and put together a crazy quilt type of design that will be glued or ironed on to a fabric background. Adding sewn details is optional. Markers and sequins and other objects can also be used to enhance design.
$101- $200
Crocker, Keith Ed Wood - Hollywood's Worst Filmmaker, or Misunderstood Genius? Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Ed Wood the man who directed the infamous and unintentionally funny Plan 9 From Outer Space has often been accused of being Hollywood's worst filmmaker but is this criticism fair? In this program, we explore the life of Ed Wood, from his days as a marine Corporal during WWII were he served in the battle of Tarawa to his career as a screenwriter in Hollywood, penning such classics as The Bride & The Beast (1958) and later working his way to directing cult classics as Bride of the Monster (1955), Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) and Night of the Ghouls (1959). Woods somewhat autobiographical Glenn or Glenda (1953) explored his passion for dressing like a woman. Writer Jim Morton said of Ed Wood; "Eccentric and individualistic, Edward D. Wood, Jr. was a man born to film. Lesser men, if forced to make movies under the conditions Wood faced, would have thrown up their hands in defeat." As a bonus, we will also explore other filmmakers whose works are so bad it proves that Ed Wood was actually quite ahead of his time.
$101- $200
Stelljes, Eileen Book Crafting History,
Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Following a brief history of books, use basic book-binding techniques to create simple, personalized books. Program may be customized with information about National Library Week or Children's Book Week. Project Choices; 1. Assemble and tie a pre-printed My Book of Favorites (fill in the blanks after assembly) 2. Mini blank journals or photo albums 3. Unique zig-zag folded books.
$101- $200
Brown, Wayne & Karen The Ocean Adventure Nature- Marine Life,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Professional underwater photographers, California marine biologist, Wayne Brown, and his SCUBA instructor wife, Karen, bring their exciting real-life expeditions to your patrons with fast-paced and entertaining multimedia presentations using unique props, biological specimens, breathtaking photography, storytelling techniques, audience participation and life-sized, inflatable animals. Programs include: • The Australia Great White Shark Expedition • The Belize Whale Shark Expedition • A Visit to Nemo's Home -- The Australia Great Barrier Reef • Funny and Freaky Fish in the Caribbean Sea • Diving with Dolphins and Humpback Whales • Playing with Living Mermaids -- Florida Manatees • Slimy Seaweed & Funny and Freaky Fish in the California Kelp Forest • Funny and Freaky Animals in the Belize Rainforests and Coral Reefs • Weird & Creepy Sea Creatures that Go Bump in the Night in the Caribbean Sea
$501- $1000
Singer, Lauren PEN AND INK LANDSCAPE DRAWING Visual Arts- Drawing
Try your hand at a tradition of drawing that is detail oriented yet flowing all at the same time! Using fine drawing pens instead of messy ink, learn how to translate a color landscape photo into your own black and white composition. Pick up easy drawing techniques to create interest and texture. Learn how to free up your hand and your style to create spontaneous, fresh and even daring images. No experience necessary; inspiring examples will be shown. Feel free to bring in a landscape photo of your own or select from instructor's collection.
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith Rallying Up The Troops - Hollywood and the Films of World War II: History,
Media- Film,
Visual Arts- Other
Here is an excellent follow up program for those who booked the World War One As Seen Through Hollywood's Lens seminar. This program details the aim of Hollywood in its rally call to produce propaganda films that would persuade the American people to wholeheartedly join the war effort. By pulling together some of Hollywood's top talent (many of whom were already in active service via the armed forces), Hollywood proved to be vitally instrumental in drumming up the force needed to help the allies win the war. Hear the history of how all of this unfolded, and see clips from some of the most famous propaganda films produced in Tinsel Town including Casablanca (1942), Joan of Paris (1942), A Yank on the Burma Road (1942), as well as countless others. We even explore the use of loaded imagery in various other genres including musicals, horror, animation and more! Excellent program for the Memorial Day weekend and the months leading up to it.
$101- $200
Calamari, Helen Art Workshops Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Other
Art history and fine art lesson for senior citizens. Learn about an artist and do a work in the style of the artist. Two teachers and all art materials included in fee.
$201- $350
Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, ArtScapades Post-Impressionism: From Objective to Subjective History,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
In Post-Impressionism ArtScapades details how art moved past Impressionism, the influence of a single art critic, and how stylistic disagreements and personal animosities eventually brought down Impressionism. In the 90 minute version, we present Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. 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
Sears, Susan Finger Knitting Visual Arts- Crafts
Finger Knitting is knitting without needles. It's addictive and easy to do. Learn how to finger knit a scarf and in no time you'll be making toy snakes, headbands and more using all sorts of fun yarn. All materials provided
Up to $100
Singer, Lauren CREATE A PATTERNED MINI WEAVING FOR THE WALL Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Did you know that you can weave beautiful and intricate patterns on a simple, portable loom using a needle and yarn? In this class you will create a charming, colorful miniature weaving--perfect for framing-- as you learn how to understand and weave several different easy patterns. Inspiring examples will be displayed. No experience necessary, however this class is perfect for those who knit, crochet, sew or do fine work with their hands.
$201- $350
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