Performers and Programs

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Wasik, David Create A Mini-Book Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Crafts
This is an all-ages, family-friendly, literacy/arts program. Participants are provided with an Eco-friendly blank mini-book and are encouraged to decorate, design and write their own short story of a theme on to the structure. The writing is accompanied by drawings and arts & crafts supplied at the program. This is a make and take program.
$101- $200
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
Agostino, Christopher Christopher Agostino's StoryFaces Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Christopher Agostino’s StoryFaces is a very different kind of a show. Audience volunteers are brought on to the stage and facepainted very quickly to illustrate the stories he tells. The amazing facepainting holds kids attention while they listen to folktales from around the world and his original tales. With his extensive repertoire of stories he can perform successfully for any size audience and any age: kids, teens and adults. In most shows he paints 8 to 12 volunteers while mesmerizing the audience with a theatrical storytelling style and tales that range from the comic adventure of the first time a man met a crocodile to the heroic tale of the boy Punia and the King of the Sharks. Spoken word and painted faces combine in a unique performance art, as author and artist Christopher Agostino illuminates ancient traditions to completely engage modern audiences. It’s surprising and delightful theater for any age. Several themes are available and special shows can be crafted to feature specific cultures and special topics. Discounts available for libraries on certain dates. Go to to see the new video: What Is A StoryFace?
$501- $1000
Carpenter, Regi Calling All Teens: Make Your Own Digital Movie Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Other
This workshop specifically designed for teens combines spoken word, still images, audio narration, music and text to create a digital story . For ages 11-16
$351- $500
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
Ceceri, Kathy Start a Mini Makerspace for Kids Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Crafts
You don't have to be an engineer to bring hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math programs to your library, school, or at home. Kathy Ceceri, author of the best-selling activity books 'Robotics: Discover the Science and Education of the Future' and 'Paper Inventions,' will share low tech/no tech ideas to help get kids designing, building, and inventing! Find out about the best materials and tools to have on hand for different ages, abilities, and budgets, as well as where to find simple project ideas and resources for further exploration. Kathy has presented hundreds of fun hands-on learning programs for kids around the Northeast, and consulted with schools, libraries, and makerspaces on how to create great hands-on learning environments for all ages. Her articles and projects have appeared in Make Magazine, Wired, Disney's FamilyFun and's Homeschooling page. She is co-producer of the Troy Mini Maker Faire and a popular speaker at Maker Faires across the country.
$201- $350
Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, ArtScapades Italian, French and Spanish Masters: From Caravaggio to Velázquez History,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
ArtScapades continues to explore Baroque art, as the artists injected theatrical realism into their works. We present Caravaggio, Georges de La Tour, Claude Lorrain, Nicolas Poussin, Diego Velázquez, and El Greco. Approximately ten works per artist are discussed including iconic works plus those that illustrate significant trends and events in their lives and careers. See for full listing of programs.
$201- $350
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Laura Ingalls Day Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Laura Ingalls Day is a compilation of programs normally taught in a 1 hour block, designed for a kickoff or finale to summer reading, or an event that will bring in patrons during the winter. Starting with sugaring off, we will make sugar on snow, then move onto fresh butter, cheese, and sourdough bread. Next we will plant a garden on the library grounds or start transplants for growing on the windowsill. We can wash up with home made old fashioned lye soap, and hand dip candles. Wrap it all up by meeting farm animals and learning to care for them just like Laura and Mary. Based on book: Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, this program can incorporate reading the book and eating between stations. The program can last 4-8 hours, depending on age group and individual or combinations of stations.
$501- $1000
Japanese Arts Center, Ryu Shu Kan Sho-Do Japanese Brush Calligraphy Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Painting
Our Sho-Do workshop will begin with a brief history of calligraphy & painting in China & Japan and will explain how these arts are relevant today in Asia and in the West. Following will be a brief explanation of the body-mind-spirit unification through the basic techniques of controlling the brush along with the aesthetics and principles that are universal for the Japanese arts for cultivating calmness and concentration. Then the participants will experience the “Way of the Brush” as they begin to brush basic strokes of Japanese Characters.
$201- $350
Dolan, Mary Beth The Great Pictionary Relay Race Health & Fitness- Other,
Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
The drawing game Pictionary is mashed-up with Relay racing. Teams play against each other drawing a "round of 12 cards". The typical "all play" category found in original Pictionary is replaced with current popular books, and their characters; the other normal categories of objects, places, celebrities, verbs are also played. The players hand-off the marker as a baton- and the first team to guess all their cards each round wins. Call for more info- as this one is a little involved rule-wise. losing team each round will have to perform some sort of physical exercise (jumping jacks, etc.). Team that wins the most "rounds" of play wins.
$201- $350
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