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Description
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Herscovitch, Lara Workshop - Wingspan: Building Creative Confidence and Courage Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Other
(Women & Wingspan: same workshop with female-only participants) To be human is to be creative. Even so, many of us have trouble connecting to, nurturing and prioritizing our creativity. In this engaging, interactive, values-centered workshop, participants will learn strategies to connect to their internal compass and harness their innate wisdom, patience and tolerance for taking creative risks. Through individual writing and reflection, individual and group exercises, live and recorded music, and group discussion, we will cover: debunking the myths of process and perfection; sources of inspiration; embracing fear and the vulnerability of creative connection; letting comparison be inspiring instead of toxic; identifying and overcoming stumbling blocks; letting go of achievement-driven art and embracing intrinsic, soulful expression regardless of outcome; connecting one’s art to purpose; and allowing one’s unique perspective and voice to shine. No matter from which creative arena – painting, drawing, pottery, poetry, photography, music and beyond – each participant will have protected time and space to re-discover and re-commit to expressing their creative core.
$351- $500
Worden, Michael Ghost Detective Other
Michael is a police detective and seasoned ghost investigator with a unique, fresh and entertaining perspective on the paranormal. Michael touches upon some of the basics of what ghost hunting is, as well as delving into some of his most interesting - and sometimes terrifying - cases. A Powerpoint presentation is used to show great photographs and play audio recordings of what may just be ghosts. His work as a ghost investigator is written about in his book "Ghost Detective"
$201- $350
Beeman, Drew STEAM Powered Play Other
This class provides a fun, meaningful and relevant playful learning experience for young children. We provide materials and activities that lay the foundation for *S.T.E.A.M. learning. *(S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, (A)rts, (M)ath Children will learn concepts and practice skills through hands-on exploration and play, such as creative problem solving, critical thinking, self-regulation, pre-math and science, sensory experience, construction and more. We provide experiences with blocks and loose parts, process oriented art, sensory and science, dramatic/pretend play, and language and literacy.
$101- $200
Field, Barb Clowning Around Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning
BJ and Company will custom design the right program for your needs. We have worked extensively with children and families and performed hundreds of shows. SUGGESTED PROGRAM … a fun introduction to the art of clowning. Barb will come and gradually change costume to become BJ the Clown. She will apply professional clown make up on three audience volunteers to show the three main clown types (whiteface, hobo, august), and have a fun discussion about the art of clowning. Families/children will have the opportunity to apply face paint to themselves and dress as a clown. www.bjandcompany.com 607-432-0988
$201- $350
Latta, Tim ME PLURIBUS UNUM History,
Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
In ME PLURIBUS UNUM, we get a hilarious lecture-demonstration cum stump speech by the wanna-be Queen of the United States of America. In her negative attack campaign, she unwittingly makes the case for democracy as we know it, and shows us how lucky we are! As she argues that an absolute monarchy is so much easier than democracy (no questioning necessary, no thinking involved!) she points up the value of civic participation and involvement in our government. Her ironic criticisms of the American system cover the separation of powers, how laws are passed, taxes, and freedom of speech. At the end of her harangue, she demands a vote to end democracy in America so she can achieve her American Dream: to become queen of the greatest nation on earth. In the end she sees the paradox behind her dream. You can’t be queen of the greatest nation on earth if you take away everything that makes it great. It’s not Me pluribus unum, but E pluribus unum: out of many, one. Felicity Jones
$351- $500
DeLuca, Michael Yello Dyno Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Our program instructors educate children in grades 4-6 with the use of the Yello Dyno award winning video "Tricky People," audience discussions, role-playing and more.
$351- $500
Tolliver, Lisa You've Got a Face For Radio Media- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
YOU'VE GOT A FACE FOR RADIO! teaches participants to produce and host radio shows to be aired on the radio and/or online. Episodes will be recorded as podcasts and available on demand via the Internet. Modules - which may be selected and customized according to school budgets, schedules and available equipment - include: 1. Defining show topics and identifying interview subjects, 2. Working with sponsors and stakeholders, 3. Conducting interviews, 4. Marketing and promoting radio shows, 5. Hosting online shows, 6. Researching subjects online and in the library, 7. Photographing subjects (digital or analog cameras are required; cameras may be disposable), 8. Videotaping subjects - Part I (analog or digital camcorders are required), 9. Videotaping subjects - Part II (analog or digital camcorders are required), 10. (10) Podsafe music, 11. Editing and archiving podcasts. CATEGORIES: Literature, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Professional Development. NYS STANDARDS: I, II, III, IV.
$3001+
Lagan, Constance The Job Search: How to Find Your Dream Job Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Whether you are unemployed or under employed, whether you “see the handwriting on the wall” or are just ready for a change, finding your dream job may be the next step on the road to the life you have always wanted. Career counselor Constance Hallinan Lagan assists job seekers who need to update their job placement skills. Topics include resumes, references, networking, classifieds, Web searches, Internet postings, interviewing, and negotiating.
$201- $350
Mischief, Merry Santa & Mrs. Claus Christma Sing-a-Long! Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This is a very fun and different Christmas and Yule Holiday Program! Santa & Mrs. Claus come and do a Musical Program for you and your patron! After a program that features Holiday Favorite Songs (and some silly Elf Jokes)Santa and Mrs. Claus will take some special time to chat with girls and boys about their Christmas wish list! That's right, it's time to bend Santa's ear if you've been GOOD! (and it's never too late to be good if you've been a bit naughty! :) Santa KNOWS.
$351- $500
Roethel, Glen A Musical Guide To Your 2015 Summer Reading List [Presented By National Recording/Touring Artist Glen Roethel] Literature- Other,
Music,
Other
*** ADULT MUSIC CONCERT PROGRAM for SUMMER READING LIST *** A book can transport a reader into the past, the future, even around the world; a song is a similar journey distilled down to just three or four minutes. In this 1-hour concert presentation, national recording/touring artist Glen Roethel will sing some of your favorite familiar songs – plus a few of his own –– and with them introduce you to an amazing assortment of factual and fictional titles from your 2015 NYS Summer Reading list. You'll leave with ears filled with music, hearts filled with memories, and arms filled with great books! This is a fun, useful and free concert, suitable for all ages, but looking specifically at the adult reading list. Don't miss it! --------------------------------- http://www.glenroethel.com ---------------------------------
$201- $350
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