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Alabama Baby & Child
Public Radio WBHM 90.3

Interactive art workshops for kids using the observation of nature as a launching point for creative projects.

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Above Image: “Recycled Robot” 

2016 TEACHING ARTISTS & WORKSHOPS

Bob Carr – “Recycled Good Luck Dolls”
Taking inspiration from Guatemalan “Worry Dolls,” we will be making our own versions using natural and recycled materials. Everyone is invited to create their own good luck charm using sticks, fabric, paint, buttons, and many other materials to make their creation one of a kind.

“Folded Geometric Masks” by Willow Scott
Join us to create your own geometric animal mask! Working with premade templates, we will cut, fold and decorate a mask that is a unique, modern take on animal faces. Choose from a rabbit, fox, or owl mask. We will bring the Moss Rock Art Festival to life with woodland creatures!

“Mixed Media Installation” by Becca Munkachy and Cherish Roodhouse
Come participate in our large scale installation at Wonderkids Studios! We will use mixed media to create different textures, colors, and patterns through the trees. This will include weaving, tracing, painting, and more!

“Pollock-Inspired Large Scale Splatter Painting” by Jonathan Evans
Jackson Pollock was a painter who was a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. In this workshop, we will learn about his art and technique and attempt to make our own abstract expressionist creations. Using drip painting, splattering, and expressive strokes, we will make large scale  paintings with depth, movement, and color!

“Recycled Bottle Top Buttons” by Robby Wise and Ashton Huffstetler
Get creative and express yourself with your very own button! Using recycled bottle tops and caps, glue, and safety pins, we will design and create our own wearable art.

“Good Luck Yarn Dolls” by Bob Carr
Taking inspiration from Guatemalan “Worry Dolls,” we will be making our own versions using natural and recycled materials. Everyone is invited to create their own good luck charm using sticks, fabric, paint, buttons, and many other materials to make their creation one of a kind.

“Clay Insects” by Carolyn Fain
Get ready to get your hands dirty! In this workshop, we will be working with clay to create our very own clay critter! Hand build your favorite insect, and use our tools and other items to create textures and patterns in the clay. Leave it to dry and pick it up on your way home!

“Tissue Paper Flowers” by Amber Orr
Using only tissue paper, tape and wire, you can create a giant, magical flower to carry around the festival! Choose your color palette and learn how to easily manipulate the tissue paper into a work of art!

“Painted Leaf Scales” by Andrea Dillingham
In this workshop, we will be painting leaves that will be strategically added to a board to create a beautiful pattern. Participants will learn how small things in repetition can create complex artwork. Join us in this collaborative project as we turn ordinary leaves into a masterpiece!

“Movement and Sound in Nature” by Sycamore Toffel
Move your body with the sound all around! Find the rhythm of the sound so we can dance on the ground! Join us as we move and make sounds with Mother Nature!

Plus these great partner features:

Alabama Waldorf School

Alabama Waldorf School (formerly The Redmont School) is committed to providing a rich and balanced educational experience which actively engages the whole child. Waldorf education is grounded in strong academics, enlivened by the arts, and made concrete by practical experience. Our faculty draws on the child’s innate sense of wonder and thirst for meaningful values to nurture a reverence for life and an eagerness to learn. We honor each child’s individuality while building responsible citizenship within a multicultural and developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Our school serves children ages 2 ½ through the 8th grade.  We offer year round enrollment and are accepting applications for our 2010 – 2011 academic year. For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Opal South at 205-592-0541 or visit our website at www.alabamawaldorf.org.

Hoop for Fitness
Hoop for Fitness has been providing hoop lessons, parties, and performances to the greater Birmingham area since October 2008. Our love of the hoop and the workout it can provide is the heart and soul of what we do. Come out and join the fun of Hoop Dance!

McWane Science Center

Global Movement Project
Special performance


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