Cartooonist and storyteller Joe Wos adds a new spin to his popular program this year as he illustrates classical music! Kids will have the chance to guess the movements in Carnival of the Animals based on Joe's lively illustrations. You will be mesmerized as Joe demonstrates the creative process in rhythm to the music. Cartoons and classical music have always gone great together and now is your chance to see that magial combination live!more info
Bill Metzel, Itenerant Gizmologist, challenges you to think outside the box and create games, toys, puzzles and musical instruments from throw-away "stuff"!more info
In this workshop, we will exploe the world of fairies in Children's Literature...and them you will create your own! Choose a fairy from a collection of fairy and elf characters, then color it, attach wings and accessories, and make a 3-D collage of your secret world using found objects from nature. If you would like to add a personalized natural element, bring something special for your magical world!more info
Free Your Creative nature with an afternoon of Nature Art! Choose one or all of the following:
Gyotaku: Youngsters will take home a baeutiful cloth print of a native Pennsylvanain fish using this ancient Japanese art form. Young writers may enjoy adding a haiku poem about a fish.
Stone, Shell, or Bone Painting: Let imagination transform stones from the river, bleached bones from the land, and shells from the sea into faces, places, and whatever you see!
COME JOIN THE FUN...let's get into our right minds as we explore floating fog and mineral paints, make Bernoulli Balls and much more! Explore your logical and intellectual left brain and your creatiev and artistic right brain with exciting hands-on experiments! Every class ends with an amazing take-home art project.more info
Parents and children can join Patty Hegberg as she reads "Walter the Baker" by Eric Carle and presents an interactive cooking demonstration: making pretzels! You will learn some fun food facts, take a virtual your of a pretzel factory, sample some snacks and take home a pretzel recipe to make a special treat at home.more info
Join us for a side-splitting, zany, fast-paced Clown Theater program that includes juggling, unicycling, slapstick comedy and lots of audience participation. Paul has been called a "breath of fresh air in the world of comedy." Performances are followed by a discussion of the art of clowning, questions and answers.more info
- Buzzeo, Toni. Little Loon and Papa, Dial Books for Young Readers, 2004. It's time for diving lessons, but Little Loon is too nervous. This tale of fatherly support is just right for anyone on the verge of learning a new skill.
- Collard, Sneed B. III. Animal Dads, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997. This book looks at the natural world with fathers cast in the caregiver role, showing a wide range of surprising parenting skills.
- Dorros, Arthur. Papa and Me.
A FUN FILLED DAY OF CELEBRATING FAVORITE CHILDREN'S AUTHORS!more info