Children/Family Program

Sorry, this event has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

In this afternoon workshop, adults & children alike (recommended ages 9 & up) are invited to come make a small, match-box crankies. A crankie is an old storytelling art form, which includes a long illustrated scroll that is wound between two spools and loaded into a box with a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told or sung.

Participants will have the chance to view a crankie created by local artist Annie Bailey, which is currently on view in The Art of Disaster exhibition, and will be encouraged to create their own story to share in this unique visual form.

 

So sorry, both sessions are FULL!

Join us for this annual holiday tradition at the Farnsworth’s Gamble Education Center. Children will be provided with a small, pre-assembled gingerbread house ready to be decorated with a diverse assortment of candies and fresh frosting.

Lead by Nance Parker, Artistic Director of Shoestring Theater

Children ages 5 to 7 years old are invited to join this week-long summer art camp! Together we will learn about the Artist’s Alphabet and learn ways to use dots, lines, curves, spirals, and angles for creative drawing. We will also be looking at and creating fancy cats & tigers, Koi fish, and other animals. Then, we will explore the world of architecture learning basic terms and forms, such as arches, domes, columns, cantilevers, etc. We will be inspired by the beautiful, whimsical buildings and roof top gardens of the Austrian architecht Hundertwasser.  Using architecture blocks, students will have time to build, exploring their own ideas and forms. This will culminate in mixed media architectural drawings of their own using the Artist’s Alphabet. Every student will keep a portfolio to bring home at the end of the week.

This week-long workshop, students (ages 7 to 11 years) will explore painting, drawing, and collage to create artwork for big picture books. Teaching artist Alexis Iammarino will lead activities and share techniques that invite youth to create n' craft individually and collaboratively. Throughout the week we will read and share brilliantly illustrated books that celebrate color, pattern, landscape, and the animal kingdom. Join us to craft your own striking visual tale!

Artscape 2016: Out of the Ocean
Monday through Friday, June 27 to July 1, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ashwood Waldorf School early-childhood teacher Beth Lunt will be bringing seasonal puppet plays to the Farnsworth library on five Thursday mornings in the new year: January 21, March 10 and 24, and April 7 and 28, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for the fun!

These programs are for children ages 2-6 with an adult, and will also include opportunities for children to enjoy simple singing and finger games that celebrate the seasons.

$5 suggested donation day-of. Advance registration appreciated. Please email kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org.

 

Ashwood Waldorf School early-childhood teacher Beth Lunt will be bringing seasonal puppet plays to the Farnsworth library on five Thursday mornings in the new year: January 21, March 10 and 24, and April 7 and 28, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for the fun!

These programs are for children ages 2-6 with an adult, and will also include opportunities for children to enjoy simple singing and finger games that celebrate the seasons.

$5 suggested donation day-of. Advance registration appreciated. Please email kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org.

Ashwood Waldorf School early-childhood teacher Beth Lunt will be bringing seasonal puppet plays to the Farnsworth library on five Thursday mornings in the new year: January 21, March 10 and 24, and April 7 and 28, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for the fun!

These programs are for children ages 2-6 with an adult, and will also include opportunities for children to enjoy simple singing and finger games that celebrate the seasons.

$5 suggested donation day-of. Advance registration appreciated. Please email kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org.