Children/Family Program

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.

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.

 

Tuesday through Thursday, April 19-21, 9 a.m. to noon
This school vacation week camp (for ages 9 to 12) will explore various studio methods.  Instructor Greta Van Campen will provide students with the tools and knowledge they need to continue discovering their own individual skills and interests. We'll sketch and draw from life, discuss and practice color theory with hands-on activities, use acrylics to work on color mixing and matching, and learn about different drawing, painting, and collage techniques. Throughout the week we will do both representational and abstract work, all the while maintaining an interest in exploring our surroundings and materials.

Tuesday through Thursday, February 16-18, 9 a.m. to noon
Art is FUN! In this camp for kids ages 6 to 8 years, we'll use creative skills to aid in play. Each day campers will create something to last that is both fun to make and to enjoy after the making is over. We'll draw, paint, cut, fold, tear, paste, and most importantly PLAY with the toys, games, and props we make!

The Farnsworth will once again host a gingerbread house decorating workshop. To sign up, please email kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org. Please indicate either the 10 a.m. or the 11:30 a.m. session and how many participants. 
$5 suggested donation at the door.

Share the Wonder programming at the Farnsworth Art Museum is funded in part by grants from the Wyeth Foundation and and a sponsorship from Machias Savings Bank.

 
Taught by Nance Parker, Artistic Director of Shoestring Theater

All ages are invited to learn the process of creating, designing and building a personal mask. Participants will be expected to use their wildest ideas about creatures and myths when designing their work.  Puppets will be executed sculpting clay, papier-mâché, and wire, in addition to adding hand- sewn costumes to create creatures both magical and scary. There will also be an ongoing, group project of building a large parading puppet. These will be part of the Fall Family Festival Parade, which will depart from the Farnsworth’s Gamble Education Center at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th in Rockland. 

This workshop takes place over two Fridays: Nov. 6 & 13,
from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

A magical wool fleece angel and native Maine mussel-shell ornaments: for lovely, local (and all-natural) holidays.
 

The Farnsworth is pleased to host the Ashwood Waldorf School’s Community KinderCrafts. Children ages 2 to 6 years old are invited to attend with an adult to take part in any of these two-day workshops. 

These simple projects will be fun and easy to make and will be led by Beth Lunt, an early-childhood educator who is an accomplished crafter and loves sharing her skills with families.