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Celebrate Chinese New Year! School Vacation Week Art Camp with Avis Turner

February 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


 Tuesday through Thursday, February 20 to 22, 9 a.m. to noon

In this 3-day art camp for children ages 5 to 7 years old, we will be inspired by the Chinese New Year. Puppets are a wonderful way to construct imaginary friends with playful personalities. Participants will learn how to turn an old fashioned sock puppet into a dragon using a sock, felt, buttons, ribbon streamers, and more. These puppets will fly, have names, favorite foods, and places to sleep. With our fiery new friends, we will have a traditional dragon parade! We will also be inspired by Sumi ink calligraphy and poems, and the Chinese Dancing Monkeys painted by young artist.

Avis Turner is an artist and educator with degrees in childhood development and art education, as well as an MFA in sculpture. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in both public and private school settings, and studied the Reggio Emilia Atelier approach at Smith College and at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. In this approach students are encouraged to be “constructors of knowledge” and “protagonists of their own learning.” See examples of her work here.

Cost: $98; $80 members (Scholarships available, please inquire by emailing kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org.)


Gamble Education Center
9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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