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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BiRDEYE Family Programs @ The Children's Art Factory

Play. Laugh. Create.

BiRDEYE Family Programs will be offering exciting new programs @ The Children's Art Factory located at 297 Woolwich Street, Guelph.  Check out the website at:

Programs will start in November.  Details will be posted soon!