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Description
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Merklein, Paul Read & Feed Your Imagination! Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
"Read & Feed Your Imagination" is a new program for the 2016 Summer Reading Program of Health. Cartoonist & speaker Paul Merklein draws & demonstrates how books, newspapers & print media are good food for mental health. Merklein shows audiences of all ages that reading feeds your imagination, your vocabulary & your life. See Paul's videos & tour dates at www.greatbigfaces.com
$351- $500
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
Tolliver, Lisa The Power of Podcasting and Other Social Media Media- Other,
Music,
Visual Arts- Other
Learn about podcasting, blogging and other Web 2.0 social media, the top sites, and how to use them to stay up-to-date, to social network, and to market yourself and your wares. Also learn how to brand yourself and how to protect your identity online.
$1001- $3000
Singer, Lauren PAPER MOSAIC PORTRAITS Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Unique portrait images are easily created using only torn and cut paper-- mosaic style! Your ability to see form and composition increases with this technique and promises interesting results without the need to be able to draw. Exciting examples of mosaic portraits and collage will help you boldly tear and piece together fantastic images of your own! This class helps you take creative risks as you learn about color, value, scale and other key principles of art. Bring in a photo of your own to reference or pick from instructor's collection.
$101- $200
Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, ArtScapades Dutch and Flemish Masters: From Rubens to Vermeer History,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
We detail how art moved forward led by the Dutch Realism School of the 17th century, leaving religious themes behind. ArtScapades explores Peter Raul Rubens, Frans Hals, Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Jan Vermeer. 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
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
Singer, Lauren SEASCAPE WILD WEAVING WALL HANGING Nature- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Wild weaving is a style of weaving that encourages free expression, experimentation and joyous abandon. The results are amazingly creative and exciting when one forgoes the emphasis on strict technique (although basic weaving and fiber techniques will be taught). In this relaxing class, you'll immerse yourself in a tactile assortment of yarns, beads and beach finds, inspiring visuals, mood music and a playful atmosphere. Your wild weaving will emerge like a walk on the beach as you pick up and enjoy different treasures! Finishing techniques will make your unique art piece ready to frame or display as is. All materials provided including pre-strung miniature looms.
$201- $350
Hunt, Kathryn Career Style Workshop: Resumes, Interviews & Dressing for Success Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Job seekers meet with an experienced recruiter & life coach to improve their career building skills. Available in a one or two hour formats; two hours is great for individual attention, the one hour workshop is ideal for a quick review of career building basics. Topics include: *Employment Search Develop an employment search strategy for a better career in today’s market. Talk to a recruiter about posting and maintaining resumes online and pursuing openings on Internet career sites and job boards. *Resume Writing Understand the role of a resume in the job search process. Develop an effective employment portfolio including resume, letters and references. Participants can bring their resume and employment ads of interest. *Interview Preparation Always be prepared for impromptu meetings, initial phone screenings and face to face interviews with prospective employers. Learn tips and tricks to make a winning first impression and advance your career. *Dressing for Success Create a wardrobe that works for interviews, meetings and travel. Learn how to navigate today’s business casual style while impressing higher-ups. Discover personal branding and how to use it for career growth. Attendees receive workbook and resources for additional information
$101- $200
Cossio, Miguel Fiestas - Celebrations in Mexico and Latin America Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Miguel Cossio was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, to a family of folk artist and performers from whom he learned the many crafts, rituals and traditions of his community and region, especially those associated with Celebrations. Now living in New York, Miguel has taught arts-in-education programs in schools, arts centers and museums, such as the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Miguel offers interactive cultural programs that bring to life the magic of the traditional folk arts from Mexico and Latin America. Programs include hands-on workshops (Visual Arts), slide show, folk art displays, audience participation, Spanish conversation, storytelling, games and more! Masks for Carnival; Papel Picado (Paper Cut Outs) for 5 de Mayo Celebration; Paper Toys for Childrens Day; Dancing Skeleton Stick Puppets for Day of the Dead; Pinatas for Posadas; Crowns, Paper Jewelry and Accessories for 3 Kings Day; are some of the hands-on activities participants can create while learning about these incredible traditions! Variable content for different age levels. Art projects completed in a single session. Art projects linked to a cultural context.
$351- $500
Hunt, Kathryn Sweatshirt Revamp Camp Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
Learn creative ways to give your old sweatshirts a new life. Projects are cut and restyled with no-sew techniques. Bring your plain old sweatshirts and turn them 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 garment, accessory or décor! Requirements: Attendees supply sweatshirts. Keywords: Fashion, Design, Craft Grades: 3-12
$101- $200
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