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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Singer, Lauren RECYCLE THE EARTH WEAVINGS Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Class will focus on how to rebuild our earth with an easy weaving project that re-uses, re-purposes and recycles commonly discarded materials, such as junk mail, plastic bags, packaging wraps and more!. Easy weaving and knotting techniques on a cardboard loom will be taught for all age levels and ability. Participants will weave an earth conscious motto into their weaving. Finished pieces are ready for hanging on wall. Inspiring examples of weaving from diverse cultures will be shown and environmentally conscious practices will be discussed. Class is taught by award-winning artist/Board Member of the Long Island Craft Guild, art educator and passionate conservationist. Great for Earth Day and every day!
$201- $350
Wilson, Judy Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Available the last 3 weeks of March only! Learn about how bunnies are born and develop in the first two weeks of their life while looking at actual photos, hold and pet babies in laps and watch funny circle play time! This program is popular with the pre-school age group. It is also alot of fun for school age kids and YA's! I can discuss in more depth about caring for a rabbit, lifespan, genetics,gestational period, predator and prey, etc.
$101- $200
Franco Feeney, Betsy The Making of a Book... An Illustrator's Tale Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Painting
In a colorful slide presentation, the fascinating process of illustrating a picture book evolves before your eyes! Students come away from this program with a deeper understanding of the book-making process as well as a glimpse into the tiny world of microorganisms. A microscope and special camera are used to view the inhabitants of pond water! Based on her latest book, Amoeba Hop, Mrs. Feeney describes the many steps of book illustration from initial pencil sketch to final oil paintings. Thumbnail sketches, a book dummy and the use of a computer in the design of the pages are all part of the interesting procedure.
$351- $500
Bram, Lance Create your own comic book/ 4th to 6th grade Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
4th to 6th grade. Using a ruler, pencil and markers, sketch out and draw your own original comic book with text bubbles. Base your drawings on characters in which you are already familiar or create your own. Your story line may be fantasy or based on your own life. This program can be adapted for teenagers as well.
Up to $100
Manning, Jim Star Wars Jedi Knight Training Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Star Wars Jedi Knight Training is a great program for libraries to offer their younger patrons. We offer Star Wars fans a chance to interact with a real Jedi Knight. Ideal for ages 4 – 9, this interactive performance is great for both boys and girls! We lead the children through a series of challenges including Jedi Force Magic, the Laser Balloon Barrage and Jedi Teamwork culminating in an epic lightsaber duel with the Jedi Master himself.
$351- $500
Sattler, Leslie Canvas Snowman Visual Arts- Painting
I will show the children how to create a mixed media snowman canvas using paint, ribbon, pom poms and papers. Each child will be able to create their own snowman personality. Please visit my website for a visual www.greenearthcraft.com
$201- $350
Wilson, Judy GlowKnots Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Oh yeah! You heard it here first! There is now a Glow-in-the-dark hemp cord that is lead free, acid free and azo chemical free--so of course we will be making awesome macrame bracelets with it for all those summer night flashlight tag games! Ages 8 and up
$201- $350
Riley, Tom ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS Genealogy,
Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Other
ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS----I am the author of 4 books on the subject. The largest mass relocation of children in America took place during the orphan train era 1854-1929. Over 400,000 children were transported by rail out of NYC and major cities. They were America's first foster children. I do a lecture/video presentation. Life in the 19th Century could be brutal. When adults fell victim to alcoholism, job loss, or drugs, the children were the first to suffer.
$201- $350
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Old Fashioned Soap Making Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn to make soap the old fashioned way! This program allows participants to craft their own soap with a variety of molds and natural additions such as hibiscus flowers, jojoba, lavender, vanilla beans, the sky is the limit! This program is tailored to your library audience. For younger children can use a melt and pour soap, and older teens can watch a demonstration of the chemical reaction between lye and lipids. This fits nicely with Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books, and some libraries use it as the finale to a story time featuring one to give patrons a real life experience. This program supports building a sustainable future, and is suitable for the 2019 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Hessler, Arielle DIY Stitched Binding: Soft Covers History,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Learn the history and styles of traditional Chinese bookbinding, also called stab or stitched binding, Choose to bind your book in the original Korean, Chinese, or Japanese style using traditional papers and materials, and how to adapt this ancient art to creative, modern styles. The class is taught in steps, with the teacher displaying and explaining the step for the class and answering questions, and then breaking out into "Do-It-Yourself (DIY)" times when the attendees perform the step on their own. During the DIY times, the teacher takes questions and helps anyone who needs individual help. Handouts explaining each step (with diagrams) are included for the attendees to reference throughout the program and take home. This program is taught by a professional book artist versed in both traditional and modern styles of bookbinding and book preservation. Students also benefit from the opportunity to work with handmade, traditional papers from Asia- in both modern and traditional colors and patterns.
$201- $350
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