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Category
Description
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Theater, Arm-of-the-Sea Tales from the Odyssey Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Visual Arts- Other
With a cast of colorful characters and deft sleight-of-hand, master puppeteer Patrick Wadden brings to life Homer's ancient epic of Odysseus and his trouble-fraught journey home from the Trojan War. A voyage of two-weeks turns into ten years as capricious gods and wayward mortals thwart the Hero’s passage across the 'wine-dark sea'. The infamous one-eyed Cyclops, the alluring Sirens, six-headed Skylla, and the terrible whirlpool of Charybdis are but a few of the legendary monsters in this timeless adventure story. Through courage, cleverness and determination Odysseus triumphs over these trials and eventually is reunited with his family. Tales From the Odyssey is designed to introduce young audiences (ages 7 & up) and their families to one of the foundational stories of western literature. The visual elements in this poetic presentation are inspired by ancient Greek painted ceramics. Available June -December 2015, the show is well-suited for public libraries and small community venues. In fact, it's a perfect fit for the 2015 Summer Reading Theme: Every Hero Has A Story.
$351- $500
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) White Birch Clocks Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
White birch rounds make beautiful clocks. Learn to create your own with unique designs using a wood burning stencil to add numerals. A protective varnish is applied to finish the product. Great as a Mother's Day or Father's Day gift!
$101- $200
Davis, Katie Great Storytelling in Words and Pictures Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Audience learns to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her own mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. Highly interactive program - audience helps 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. Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: Katie teaches HOW TO SEE so you’re able to illustrate any story you 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, teacher
$1001- $3000
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
Field, Barb Family Fun Face Painting Performing Arts- Clowning,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
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: (other ideas are available!!!) BJ will give a brief demonstration on how to use face paints. Then the fun begins! Participants may use the mirrors provided and paint their own faces or paint on a willing friend or family member. As they do this, they are learning about blending colors and cooperating with others. The students will be using safe, non-allergenic face paints to create their own designs on themselves or each other. www.bjandcompany.com 607-432-0988
$201- $350
Hunt, Kathryn Wardrobe Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Media- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Ladies, it's time to organize your wardrobe! Learn how incorporate new pieces and update items you already own. Covers current trends in color, fabric and silhouettes and how that translates to an individual wardrobe. Participants receive a workbook and list of resources.
$101- $200
Hunt, Kathryn T-Shirt Revamp Camp Life Skills- Other,
Media- Video,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn creative ways to give your old t-shirts a new life. Projects are cut and restyled with no-sew and basic hand sewing techniques. Turn your plain old t-shirts into something one-of-a-kind. Get inspiration from completed projects and learn to design your new style before ever cutting a thing! The options are endless, create a restyled t-shirt, skirt, accessories or décor! Requirements: Attendees supply T-shirts Keywords: Fashion, Design, Craft Grades: 3-12
$101- $200
Hunt, Kathryn Apparel Repair Soiree Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
The button fell off. The sleeves are too long. The hem came undone. Learn basic techniques to repair common issues. Attendees bring in projects in progress or in need of attention. Designer brings basic supplies and tools to mend apparel. Exchange tips and ideas for projects that fix or reinvent items you may already own. Suggested Grades: 5 & up Duration: 1-hour Cost: $175 Keywords: Fashion, Wardrobe, Style, Sewing
$101- $200
Science, Wondergy LaserScience Media- Video,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Breathtaking Laser shows coupled with interactive demos and audience participation makes for a rockin’ fun time exploring the science of Laser projection. Spark your guests imaginations with a high-power computer-animated laser show! You're invited for a backstage tour of the science behind laser projection. We'll bring the rock music, lasers, lights, and fog to present an interactive show you'll never forget. VARIATION: CUSTOM LASER SHOW DESIGN From Pink Floyd to your Scouts' names to your company's logo, let our lasers animate what is important to you. A great way to get more out of LaserScience at Blue and Gold banquets, town events, and science fairs. Great giveaways can make this show hands-on for audiences of hundreds or thousands.
$501- $1000
Dolan, Mary Beth Me, the Super Hero! Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
2009's MOST POPULAR PROGRAM! Participants are asked to imagine themselves as a super hero. By answering a series of questions, they develop a super hero persona. The answers are then used to draw themselves as the super hero they are! Cartooning, drawing, and creative writing and thinking are developed and refined during the program. Wild, zany answers are encouraged! All supplies are included.
$201- $350
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