Sunday, February 5, 2012

Puppet Making March Break Camp @ The Children's Art Factory!

This March Break I will be co-facilitating a camp with Alisa McRonald at The Children's Art Factory.  March 12th through 16th, your children will create a whole puppet show.  They will learn storytelling techniques, different ways to create puppets and work on a show that they will perform for their parents and friends in the community.

DATE: March 12th to 16th

LOCATION: The Children's Art Factory - 297 Woolwich St.

4 to 6 years (toilet trained please)
9 am - 12 pm

7 to 10 years
9 am - 4 pm

Contact Sarah Oliver

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

March Break 2012: PUPPET MAKING CAMP

Come join in the fun @ The Children's Art Factory this March Break.  Alisa McRonald and I will be running a Puppet Making Camp for children ages 4 - 10 years.  Participants will have the opportunity to create different styles of puppets, build sets, and perform a play for parents, family, and friends.

Complete details will be posted soon!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Winter Break Programs 2011/12

I am excited to announce that I will be co-hosting a workshop during Winter Break with Fibre Person Alisa Mc Ronald.

The Community Quilt Project is a group project where participants create 2 quilt blocks, 1 to take home and 1 to contribute to a quilt that will be donated to a not-for-profit organization that helps children and families.
I will also be running a Marble Madness program.  Come and learn the techniques, lingo, and several games.
Register early as space is limited.  I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Children's Art Factory @ The Santa Claus Parade

The Children's Art Factory had a walking float in the Guelph Santa Claus parade and BiRDEYE was there to help out with the occasion.  We handed out candy canes and entry forms for our "Winter Wonderland Drawing Contest."  It was such great fun!  Check out some of the pictures from the event.
Our very helpful Delivery Elves
Sarah Oliver of BiRDEYE Family Programs
Melissa Mazar, founder of The Children's Art Factory 
riding a sweet vintage bike.
Lining up, the excitement is building!
Max takes a break from delivering candy canes to pose for a photo.
And of course the man of the hour, Santa Claus.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Gift Making Workshops

Come on out for a night of creative fun and conversation @ The Children's Art Factory!  I will be offering gift making workshops in November and December.  Each program will feature a different gift to make for a special child.

Thursday, November 24th @ 7:00 - 9:30pm
Gnome Finger Puppet
Thursday, December 1st @ 7:00 - 9:30pm
Magical Wand
All materials will be provided.  $30/person/night.  
Email to register. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Children's Art Factory & Guelph Festival of Moving Media

I am so excited to be working with Melissa Mazar of The Children's Art Factory.  She has created such a great space for kids to play and explore in.  It lends itself nicely to the messier side of art where children can really explore the texture and feel of the materials used.  

The studio recently hosted some children's films as part of the Guelph Festival of Moving Media.  I was there to launch my new programs along with Fibre Person Alisa McRonald.  Monster movies played and afterwards we provided the children with materials to create their own monsters.
The event also hosted the gallery opening of Oliver's Monsters a collaboration by Oliver Pond and Laura Pinarello.  When her son Oliver was small, Handwork artist, Laura Pinarello decided to make stuffed 3-D toys from her son's monster drawings after discovering he was afraid of the dark.   
Oliver Pond
A few of the monsters brought to life by his mother.  Pop by the gallery to check them out.