Children/Family Program

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 October 18th in Rockland. 

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.

Felt gnomes in your choice of colors, filled with sheep’s wool. Needle-felt some woolly pumpkins to keep them company!
 

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.

Stitch up some Halloween fun! These little felt friends are easily sewn and filled with soft wool fleece.

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.

Soft wool felt in the shapes and shades of autumn.  Arrange the leaves to your taste for a unique creation.

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.

Wrapped pipe cleaners clothed in colorful silk: fall flora such as asters, sunflowers, or goldenrod. 

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.

No pre-registration required. $5 suggested donation for materials day-of. Participants will enjoy free admission to the museum!

This year’s Artscapes for Young Artists (ages 8 to 12 years) will explore form and representation through portraiture and mask making of human and animal forms. Discovery field trips into the Farnsworth's summer exhibitions will inspire and complement our week’s immersion into realistic and fantastic portraiture in two and three dimensions. We’ll roll up our sleeves to construct plaster masks embellished with a variety of treasures to bring out their magical and unique animal energies.  A healthy snack is provided and children should plan on bringing a lunch along with their creativity.

Instructor Kathleen Gass studied drawing and fiber arts at the State University of New York and has been an art educator for the past 25 years. She is currently teaching in the Belfast Public School System's Gifted and Talented program.

This weeklong workshop will provide children ages 8 to 12 years old with a strong foundation of artistic skills including color understanding, line variety, and what makes a strong composition. Weather permitting the group will work outside and make visits to the museum and local galleries. Each session will end with a constructive critique of the day’s work, which parents are invited to attend. Students should come with a bagged lunch.

Instructor Kristine Biegel is an experienced teaching artist who works with artists of all ages and abilities. She believes in the power of arts to further learning in all aspects of our lives. She offers a variety of programs at her studio, The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program, in Scarborough. 

Cost: $250, $200 members

Come make a beautiful handmade vase and a playful, every-blooming bouquet of flowers. Open to all ages.

 

As part of our ongoing Share the Wonder programming, the Farnsworth will once again host a gingerbread house decorating workshop. To sign up, please email kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org. Please indicate whether you would like to participate in the 10 a.m. or the 11:30 a.m. session and how many participants. $5 suggested donation at the door.