Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

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!

Now in its 6th year this workshop will show you an arts-integrated, inquiry-based approach to teaching that will help your students develop skills of imagination, creativity, and innovation.

This is a a free summer program for all Maine teachers. 
A hands-on, immersive experience that is suitable for all grade levels & subjects.
Workshops facilitated by Lincoln Center with Teaching Artists from New York, NY.
Maine teachers receive full scholarships.

Join us for this Educator Open Session.

Facilitator(s): Andrea Curtis, FAM Education Project Manager

Registration is required for this workshop.  Please contact Andrea Curtis at acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org to reserve your space.

Contact Hour(s): 1 hours

Come join artist Margaret Rizzio to learn about the surprising world of ephemera and mail art. She will show examples of her own personal mailings including handmade postcards, envelopes and even a piece of toast! Spend an evening learning unique art projects to bring back to the classroom.

Margaret Rizzio, a Camden resident received her BA from Bennington College and MFA from SUNY Purchase. She returned home to create art. Her current work uses a wide range of mediums including vintage ephemera, found objects and re-purposed frames to embrace the passage of time. She currently shows work at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery and Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. ‬