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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Cain, Ron A Magical Museum Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Other
What do you get when you mix the art of magic with the magic of art? Ron Cain’s Magical Museum Show, highlighting the 2009 summer reading program theme Be Creative @ Your Library. Appearing as a magical artist, Ron promotes reading while taking children on a tour of his Magical Museum--where the sole price of admission is your imagination. Illusions illustrate pop art, goofy gadgets, incredible inventions, and a puzzling portrait of Mona Lisa. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages include Professor GreenPockets' Performing Bug Show, The Magic of Being Green, Tune In To Magical Idol, Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Case of the Missing Bunny, Captain HurriCain’s Seaside Magic Show, Discover Millennium Magic Show and Holiday Hocus Pocus.
$201- $350
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
Mankita, Jay Build A Better Rube Goldberg Machine Workshop - Build A Better World 2017! Media- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Artist/Educator Jay Mankita guides and inspires kids to construct delightfully complicated contraptions that accomplish simple tasks. Jay supplies dominos, popsicle sticks, magnets, rubber bands, string, balls, marbles, etc…, set up includes Jay’s basic table and floor-based templates as well as some pre-constructed machines for kids to study and play with, with plenty of opportunities for making, and learning from, their own mistakes. Goofy fun, and real engineering, with a bit of Rube Goldberg history thrown into the mix.
$351- $500
Wilson, Judy Nautical Flags Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
International Code Flags or Maritime Signal Flags are another name for these colorful flags. They are used on ships to communicate messages at times when radio silence is required. Learn the ICF alphabet and make a felted flag for each letter of your initials.Hang vertically from a ribbon. Fun for YA also.
$201- $350
Marz, Ron Comic Books Step by Step Literature- Authors,
Media- Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Ron Marz has been writing comic books for 25 years, working for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics and numerous other publishers. He has provided lengthy runs on heroes including Green Lantern and Silver Surfer, as well as franchises like "Star Wars" and "Skylanders." His program takes the audience through each step of comic creation, from script to artwork to coloring and lettering, revealing the process of transforming an idea into a finished comic. A question-and-answer period follows. The program can be adapted to any age group.
$351- $500
Brown, Wayne & Karen The Ocean Adventure Nature- Marine Life,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Professional underwater photographers, California marine biologist, Wayne Brown, and his SCUBA instructor wife, Karen, bring their exciting real-life expeditions to your patrons with fast-paced and entertaining multimedia presentations using unique props, biological specimens, breathtaking photography, storytelling techniques, audience participation and life-sized, inflatable animals. Programs include: • The Australia Great White Shark Expedition • The Belize Whale Shark Expedition • A Visit to Nemo's Home -- The Australia Great Barrier Reef • Funny and Freaky Fish in the Caribbean Sea • Diving with Dolphins and Humpback Whales • Playing with Living Mermaids -- Florida Manatees • Slimy Seaweed & Funny and Freaky Fish in the California Kelp Forest • Funny and Freaky Animals in the Belize Rainforests and Coral Reefs • Weird & Creepy Sea Creatures that Go Bump in the Night in the Caribbean Sea
$501- $1000
Cossio, Miguel Rare Folk Art Traditions from Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Other
Folk art traditions are expressions that have been with humans since the time of the first Civilizations. Such crafts have been passed along from generation to generation and today they form part of an ever evolving cultural heritage. As the people of the World come into ever closer and closer relationship, it is most important that Americans have full sympathy with, and understanding for all Nations. One of the most important ways of understanding any Nation is to know its folklore. For in its folklore, every people have embodied much of their culture and wisdom... Program include hands-on workshop (Visual Arts), slide show, folk art display, audience participation, storytelling, games, and more. Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls (Mexico); Dream Catchers (Ojibwa/Native American); Eye of God (Huichol/Mexico); Carnival Masks (Latin America and the Caribbean); Shadow Puppets (Indonesia); Spirit Masks (Africa); Paper Lanterns (China), and Accordion Books (Japan); are some of the hands-on activities participants can create while learning about these incredible traditions!
$351- $500
Wilson, Judy Eat Dirt, You Worm! Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn all about worms and composting while making your own wormery. This is the beginning of your own very earth friendly compost pile. Worms included!
$201- $350
Merklein, Paul Build Your Own Cartoon Character Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning,
Visual Arts- Drawing
"Build Your Own Cartoon Character" is a new program for the 2017 Summer Reading Theme of "Build A Better World". Cartoonist Paul Merklein shows you how to create your own original cartoon character. See Paul's videos at paulmerklein.com
$351- $500
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Candle Dipping Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn to dip candles just like Laura Ingalls did in Little House on the Prairie. Participants are able to choose wax colors, scents, and shapes of candles, and may choose to hand dip or use candle molds. Candles are made from 100% vegetable based waxes with the exception of beeswax. This program can be tailored for young and old audiences alike, and is GREAT FUN! May run over an hour with larger groups, plan accordingly. This program is focused on building a sustainable future and is suitable for the 2017 summer reading program.
$101- $200
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