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Things to do during winter break –
1. School’s Out/Art’s In at the Katonah Museum of Art http://www.katonahmuseum.org/
December 26th, 30th, 31st and January 2nd.
2. Holiday Camps at the Katonah Art Center
Mondays & Tuesdays: December 22, 23, 29 and/or 30
(or pick your days)
Keep your child/teen creative and inspired during school breaks at our arts & craft camps. Students will work with a variety of materials, trying their hand at clay, painting, drawing & crafts. All campers should dress appropriately for art and bring a snack. Materials included. Please register at least 48 hours prior to the camp day. No walk-ins. Maximum enrollment of 15 per studio.
Half-day campers should bring a snack. Full-day campers should bring a lunch.
Miami’s Jose de Diego Middle School, like many schools in South Florida designed to provide hurricane protection and energy efficiency, has few windows and large expanses of facade almost begging for decoration.
For Catalina Hidalgo, a science teacher at Jose de Diego, those walls were too blank, and that bothered her — especially because the school is on the edge of a neighborhood that’s changing fast. The neighborhood — Wynwood — is an arts district full of street art painted by local and internationally known artists.
“I was tired of looking at white walls,” she says. “I thought it would be a cool idea to bring a few artists to paint this school. It’s crazy that we have white walls and everywhere else is filled with murals.”
Enter Robert de los Rios. He and his friend Patrick Walsh often organize artist events in Wynwood. Hidalgo contacted them, and they visited the school.
“I just saw the greatest canvas I’ve ever seen,” de los Rios says. “Look at the size of these walls, man.”
De los Rios started contacting artists and organized a project to coincide with Miami’s Art Basel fair. He soon had more than 40 painters working on 38 murals.
While the artists worked recently, students gathered around to check out the art going up on their school’s walls. “Now that they came,” said seventh-grader Lisandro Perez, “they made our lives better. It makes us want to come to school.”
More than 40 painters are working on 38 murals at Jose de Diego Middle School. For more, search on Instagram using #JoseDeDiegoMiddleSchool.
Summer is usually kids’ favorite time of year — but not so for parents and nannies. It can be tricky finding activities to keep your little ones occupied during this time off from school. Other than days by the pool or trips to the beach, what can you do to bring some excitement into the seemingly endless dog days of summer?
The answer: crafts!
Here at 62 great kids-friendly craft ideas that inexpensive, easy, great for all age groups and perfect to do indoors or out in the summer sun.
Need more ideas? Check out our 101 Fun Things to Do with Kids This Summer »
The creators of the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze present an EXCITING NEW experience: An immersive journey into a springtime garden fantasy featuring colorful creatures and fantastic flowers!
Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. LIGHTSCAPES is an elegantly enchanting evening event featuring all-original sculpture designed and hand-made on site.
Taking place over 11 May evenings and perfect for all ages, LIGHTSCAPES is a walk-through, land-art experience.
Enter through a rainbow and emerge from a bubbly haze into a dreamland of curiosities spread throughout this historic landscape as far as the eye can see. Recycled elements serve as eco-friendly building blocks for intergalactic flora and friendly woodland creatures. Otherworldly mushrooms, floating fairies, and beautiful butterflies are among the thousands of treasures you’ll find. Squiggle through an enormous caterpillar and meander through a giant garden maze. You’ll discover larger-than-life elements like a massive praying mantis, a super-size birdhouse, and a dino-sized egg.
State-of-the-art illumination will highlight these incredible works of art and showcase Van Cortlandt Manor’s gorgeous natural landscape and specimen trees.
In the clear-top, artfully decorated LIGHTSCAPES hospitality tent, enjoy spring-themed sweets including organic sorbet and ice cream sandwiches from Blue Pig of Croton and homemade candy and baked goods (plus savories!) from Geordane’s of Irvington.
Look for #LIGHTSCAPES on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
I just attended another AMAZING glass class at Bullseye Glass Resource center in Mamaroneck, NY. This place is a must!!! I learned how to work with sheet glass to create a pendant. I now know how to measure and cut glass to create jewelry.
Their class list is expanding, offering opportunities for children and adults.
Please take a look at the classes that are being offered, you won’t be disappointed!
Kids Portraits in Glass is being held again on May 14th…sign up today!
You are invited to attend an art show celebrating a collaboration between Ardsley High School and Concord Road students!
Please join us on Saturday, May 3rd, at noon, at the Ardsley Public Library.
Portraits of Ms. Blaise’s fourth-grade students were created as a collaboration between Ms. Dupree (at Concroad Road School) and Ms. Kiesler’s (at Ardsley High School) art classes. The students were inspired by a collaboration between artist Mica Angela Hendrick and her four-year-old daughter. The faces were drawn in pencil by the high school students and the colored pencil bodies and backgrounds were drawn by elementary school students.
Location – Emelin Theatre
153 Library Lane
Saturday, March 15, 2014
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-up Chameleon, by award-winning children’s book illustrator and writer, Eric Carle, are brilliantly retold on stage in black light in this visually stunning performance.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of an extremely tiny but very hungry caterpillar who munches his way through an amazing variety of foods as he approaches his eventual metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly.
Children will delight in the antics of Little Cloud. High up in a beautiful sky, Little Cloud slips away and transforms into the shapes of various things it sees: a sheep, and airplane, a shark, and more.
In The Mixed-Up Chameleon, a little chameleon is bored with spending its life sitting about predictably changing color all day. So it decides to embark on an adventurous trip to the zoo. Upon seeing the beautiful animals there, the little chameleon tries changing to look like each one. Ages 3+
Each year Mermaid Theatre stages more than 400 performances for 200,000 spectators. Regularly crossing North America, they have also appeared around the world, from Japan to Australia, Hong Kong to Holland, and Singapore to Scotland.
They are best known for unique stage adaptations of children’s beloved literary classics.
Innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, evocative original music and gentle storytelling have been applauded by five million spectators in fifteen countries.