Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Audition for the 4th Annual ACT Winter Variety Show!

Avon Grove Recreation Association
Community Theater


AUDITION!

All talents are encouraged to audition
for
The 4th Annual ACT Winter Variety Show
!

Tuesday, Dec. 28th
6 to 8:30 p.m.
at
The Church in the Vineyard

Wednesday, Dec. 30th
6 to 8:30 p.m.
at
Kemblesville United Methodist Church

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To schedule an audition contact:
Karen
610- 255-1634


REHEARSAL
January 7th

PERFORMANCE
Jan. 8th
7 p.m.
at
The Church in the Vineyard

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Come enjoy the show and feast on delicious cake by Ali!
Tickets are $5 per person and support ACT!

Avon Grove Recreation Association Community Theater
website

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Zome for the Holidays!


If you are not already familiar with this fabulous educational tool, here is a special holiday time offer to give Zoom a try!

Limited time offer
"Just a Taste" and "Bubble Adventure"
Both for just $19 plus free shipping in the US.

Visit their website for details.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Auditions for Opera Delaware's Youth Opera Program ~ Mulan


OperaDelaware’s Youth Opera Program
Auditions for Disney’s MULAN JR.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Participants are requested to attend from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Opera Studios
4 South Poplar St.
Wilmington, DE

Auditions are for lead placement only.

Singers are requested to bring:
* 16 bars of musical theater song with sheet music,
(nothing from MULAN, no “belting”, and no Sondheim)
* A one minute monologue memorized,
* Clothes to move in.

The Youth Opera Program is open to students from third through twelfth grade.

An audition fee of $25 is requested at the audition. This fee will be credited towards the $195 show participation fee. Scholarships are available.

Rehearsals for MULAN JR. will begin January 9.
Performances will be March 6 at the Tatnall School’s Laird Auditorium.

For more information contact:

Sara Tantillo
302-658-8063 ext. 3253
stantillo@operade.org.

or

Leland Kimball
302-658-8063 ext. 3256
lkimball@dca.net

website

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Women's Self Defense Course!

Women's Self Defense: RAD

Organized by a Homeschooling mom!

The December workshop is opened to all females!
(Not just home schoolers)

Friday, December 11
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
and
Saturday, December 12
1:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Attendance on both days are necessary to complete the program!

Location:

The Journey
723 Dawson Drive
Newark, DE

Classes are FREE

To register and for more information
Contact:

Lori Bilyou
302-765-8694
lbilyou@gmail.com

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Velveteen Rabbit at Arden Gild Hall ~ Special Schoolday Offer ~ Free Performances!

Bootless Artworks is extending an offer of a free performance for students at the Arden Gild Hall!

This holiday season don't miss the North American premier of an adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit!
Bootless Artworks worked with a very talented Australian composer over the summer to put together a lovely, family friendly puppet musical version of the work. The cast incorporate live actors playing the roles of The Boy, Nana, Doctor and The Dewdrop Fairy with other actors performing with puppets for Velveteen (until he turns real, of course), Skin Horse, Rag Doll and other nursery toys. This puppets are sized and operated much like Avenue Q and The Muppets. The run time is about 60 minutes.

Bootless Artworks has also created a teacher/student workbook which will be handed out to all educators attending the performances. In addition, the composer is videotaping a pre-show welcome with an introduction to the work!

Thursday, December 10th
Either a 10:30am show or 12:30pm show.

To enjoy this wonderful theatrical experience contact:

Rosanne DellAversano, Exec. Director
Bootless Artworks
(302) 388-9076 - Cell
bootlessartworks@verizon.net
www.bootless.org

Arden Club Theater is now called Bootless Artworks!

ARDEN GILD HALL
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2126 THE HIGHWAY ¤ ARDEN ¤ DELAWARE ¤ 19810

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Emperor's New Clothes ~ A Pillow Play at The Wilmington Drama League!

The Emperor's New Clothes
Directed by Ken Mammarella

A unique retelling of the fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen about an emperor who unwittingly hires two swindlers to create a new suit of clothes for him.

This Pillow Play version will be presented at the following locations:

The Wilmington Drama League lobby
Saturday, November 7th
10:00AM and 2:00PM
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The Mary Campbell Center
Sunday, November 8th
2:00PM
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The Newark Free Library
Saturday November 14th
2:00PM
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Cokesbury Village
Sunday November 15th
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Pillow Plays are short plays geared toward kids.

The Pillow Plays are FREE; however, any donation to the Wilmington Drama League is graciously accepted, and will help WDL continue its mission of providing excellent theatre to the community.

Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19802
302.764.1172

website

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Game Night at the Delaware Art Museum!

Game Night
Sponsored by The Teen Initiative!

Friday, November 6

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free!


Pictionary, anyone?

November is the month of National Games Week, and the Museum wants you to join in on the fun! Participants are welcome to bring their own favorite board game or play one of the Museum’s selections, including Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, and many more!

This program is hosted by the Teen Initiative, a teen forum that serves as a core volunteer group for the Museum’s Education Department.

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
302.571.9590

Website

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Monday, October 19, 2009

For Teens: Book Discussion and Museum Tour!

This event is being rescheduled.
Keep Checking for updates!


In conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition
Maxfield Parrish: Illustrated Letters

Teens will read the graphic novel:

Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened
by

Jason Rodriguez

This graphic novel connects to the epistolary format of Parrish’s letters as well as contemporary illustration practice. Following a Museum tour, an ongoing discussion of the exhibition and book will be conducted online through blogging. Participants will create and post their own projects inspired by the premise of the book. Ages 15 – 18.

(Events - to be rescheduled)
Tour and book distribution.
Online discussion and project.

Registration is free.
Teen Book Club selection available in the Museum Store the day of the tour.
(10% discount for children of Members)

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806

302.571.9590

Website

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Auditions for "It's Not Mean to be Green, The Musical"

Join the cast
of
It’s Not Mean to be Green, the Musical!

Exploring concepts and misconceptions of "going green" through the eyes of a young boy.

Based on the children’s book
by
Jamie Kleman

Seeking:
3 males
2 females

Requirements:
Musical and dance background.
Must commit to tour schedule,
Performances morning and afternoons,
Rehearsals 3 evenings a week from November through March.

Show Debuts April, 2010
The DuPont Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware
Tours continuing through June.

Details:
The play revolves around 5 lead characters:
One 8 year old boy
One 12 year old girl
A mom
A dad
A male narrator.

Auditions Location:
Taylor's Music Store and Studios
116 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380

Auditions Times and Dates:
Oct. 13 from 7-10pm
&
Oct. 18 from 5-7pm.

Contact to Schedule an Audition:

302-753-5588
jlk@itsnotmeantobegreen.com

Please come with musical selection of your choice to sing.
Readings will be provided.
Actors will be compensated and travel stipends provided.


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Delaware Art Museum ~ Upcoming Programs for Homeschoolers!

The Art of the Print
Inspired by the Museum’s exhibition Fantasies & Fairy-Tales: Maxfield Parrish and the Art of the Print, students will learn about the history of illustration as well as printing techniques.
Wednesdays - (4 weeks, no class Nov. 25)
Nov. 11 – Dec. 9
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members
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Fact and Fantasy
In conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney, this session will combine art, fantasy, and natural history. Included with the program is a special presentation on dinosaurs by the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
Wednesdays - (4 weeks)
Feb. 10 – March 3
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members
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The Elements of Art
Learn how the basic elements of design (line, color, shape, and texture) work together as a visual language by exploring the Museum’s collections
Wednesdays - (4 weeks)
March 31 – April 21
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members

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Age Groupings:
For programs listed above;
Your child’s experience will match the following age-based categories:

Ages 3 – 6
Students and parents/guardians participate in a story-reading which leads to a viewing of relevant works of art, followed by a hands-on art project. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child during the story and tour portion of the program and may be asked to assist during the art activity.

Ages 7 – 9
Students take a guided theme tour for 30 minutes followed by a 30-minute art activity inspired by their tour.

Ages 10 – 13 and 14 – 18
Students take a guided theme tour for 60 minutes which includes writing exercises, sketching in the galleries, and take-home assignments.
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Homeschool Programs Information

Contact:
Saralyn Rosenfield
Family Programs Manager
302.351.8504
srosenfield@delart.org

website

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Death of a Salesman at Wilmington Drama League!

DEATH of a SALESMAN
by Arthur Miller

Directed
by
Mike Barko

Fridays & Saturdays
October 23 - November 7
8:00

Sunday
November 1
2:00

Tickets:
$15 Adults
$12 Seniors & students
$8 Children

To reserve your tickets call:
(302) 764-1172

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The Wilmington Drama League
10 W Lea Blvd
Wilmington, DE 19802-1325
(302) 764-1172

Website

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Auditions at the Wilmington Drama League!


Chrysalis Players of the Wilmington Drama League
Announcing:

December's Pillow Play

"Just in the Nick of Time."



AUDITIONS:
6:30 on Monday, October 5
and
Wednesday, October 7
Location:
Wilmington Drama League.

Director Lisa Locke seeks kids ages 7 to 18 for this holiday-themed play.
No preparation or experience necessary.

The play runs on weekends December 5 - 12 at the Drama League and other locations.

Email for more information:

matt@wdleague.org

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The Wilmington Drama League
10 W Lea Blvd
Wilmington, DE 19802-1325
(302) 764-1172

website

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Fall Acting Classes at The Delaware Theater Company!

Fall Theatre Classes Begin This Weekend!
Registration and payment for fall courses must be in by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday!
Call the DTC box office at 302-594-1100
or the Education Dept. at 302-594-1104, ext. 204.



For Kids and Teens


Acting FUNdamentals
(ages 8-12)
Saturdays, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
October 10-November 21
$175

Scene Acting for Teens
(ages 13-18)
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
October 10-November 21
$175

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For Adults

Beginning Acting
(ages 18 and up)
Sundays, 5:15-7:15 p.m.
October 11-November 22
$195

Scene Study

(ages 18 and up)
Sundays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
October 11-November 22
$195

NEW!
Weekend Workshop
Singing for Non-Singers
(ages 18 and up)
Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
December 6
$60
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For More Information:
website

Delaware Theater Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Box Offfice: 302.594.1100
Administration: 302.594.1104

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Newlin Grist Mill ~ Fall Harvest Festival

Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2009
10 am - 4 pm


Living History Demonstrations!

Tours of the Grist Mill and Miller's House
Colonial Crafts
Operating Bake Oven, Smokehouse & Blacksmith Shop

Performances of Colonial Music and Dance
Pumpkin Decorating
Hay Rides
Food & Musical Entertainment

Free Admission!!

Cheyney Road & Baltimore Pike
(US Route 1)
Concordville, PA 1933

610-459-2359

Website

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Harvest Moon Festival ~ Coverdale Farm

Harvest Moon Festival
"People and the Land"
Wagon rides, guided walks, corn maze and more.

Saturday and Sunday
October 3 & 4
10 AM - 5 PM

Members: Adults $5, Children (Ages 5+) $2
Non-members: Adults $8, Children (Ages 5+) $4
Children under 5 admitted FREE!

Coverdale Farm
543 Way Road
Greenville, DE

239-2334

Delaware Nature Society

Website

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sideway Stories from Wayside School at Cab Calloway School of the Arts!

Special Daytime Performance for school groups!
Friday, November 6th
9:30 am.

Student ticket price is $1.
Teachers and chaperons are FREE!

Also Available:
Free study packet developed by Cab's drama teacher.
Child sized tees - $8. or below.
Cast-autographed posters of the show for like $1. if they want one.

This special performance is being offered to area schools.
If you would like tickets or would like to organize a group as a field trip, contact Angie right away.
These tickets will go fast!

Contact:
Angie
angiewahlig@verizon.net

Cab Calloway School of the Arts
100 N Dupont Rd
Wilmington, DE 19807

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Two Programs about Homeschooling at Open Connections!

Presentation:
Intro to Homeschooling/Unschooling
Sunday, October 4
4-6 pm
For those just starting out with home education or for those interested in pursuing home education, this presentation provides parents or guardians with information on how to comply easily and fairly with the state law, a diverse list of potential resources, and suggestions about how a family can clarify the homeschooling or unschooling path that is right for them.
This is a FREE presentation.
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What About Homeschooler Portfolios?
Wednesday, October 27
7pm - 9pm
This workshop is designed for parents who would like guidance in designing a process for organizing a portfolio, which is required for year-end evaluation for registered homeschoolers. Our goal is to help each family identify a portfolio process that best fits their own temperament, routines and capabilities.
This session costs $25.
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Contact:
Barbara
(610) 459-3366.
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About Open Connections:
Open Connections, an educational resource center and learning community for young people and their families.

1616 Delchester Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

website

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Homeschool Happenings! is coming back online soon...


Due to pressing family matters, Homeschool Happenings has been offline for the month of September.

I am back and I have an overstuffed mailbox filled with oddles of interesting "Happenings" to share with you!

Keep logging on!

Connie

Monday, August 31, 2009

Homeschool Programs at the Delaware Art Museum!

Register Now For These Upcoming Sessions:

Women in Art
This session will focus on women both as artists and subjects in the Museum’s collections and in the exhibition Illustrating Her World: Ellen B. T. Pyle.
Wednesdays - (4 weeks)
Sept. 23 – Oct. 14
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members

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The Art of the Print
Inspired by the Museum’s exhibition Fantasies & Fairy-Tales: Maxfield Parrish and the Art of the Print, students will learn about the history of illustration as well as printing techniques.
Wednesdays - (4 weeks, no class Nov. 25)
Nov. 11 – Dec. 9
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members
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Fact and Fantasy
In conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney, this session will combine art, fantasy, and natural history. Included with the program is a special presentation on dinosaurs by the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
Wednesdays - (4 weeks)
Feb. 10 – March 3
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members
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The Elements of Art
Learn how the basic elements of design (line, color, shape, and texture) work together as a visual language by exploring the Museum’s collections
Wednesdays - (4 weeks)
March 31 – April 21
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members

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Age Groupings:
For programs listed above;
Your child’s experience will match the following age-based categories:

Ages 3 – 6
Students and parents/guardians participate in a story-reading which leads to a viewing of relevant works of art, followed by a hands-on art project. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child during the story and tour portion of the program and may be asked to assist during the art activity.

Ages 7 – 9
Students take a guided theme tour for 30 minutes followed by a 30-minute art activity inspired by their tour.

Ages 10 – 13 and 14 – 18
Students take a guided theme tour for 60 minutes which includes writing exercises, sketching in the galleries, and take-home assignments.
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About the Homeschool Progams at the Delaware Art Museum
The Delaware Art Museum’s Homeschool Programs offer Homeschool families a wonderful art education experience! Kids will build a foundation for visual arts as well as hone their observation skills through discussions of works in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Additionally, art activities, writing exercises, and take-home assignments extend the student's learning experience beyond the galleries. Homeschool Programs are designed for different age groups and are offered as four-week sessions. Homeschool families can choose to sign up for one or more session. Children will be automatically enrolled into the appropriate program based on their age.

Homeschool Programs Information

Contact:
Saralyn Rosenfield
Family Programs Manager
302.351.8504
srosenfield@delart.org

website

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nine Museums ~ One Ticket! Extended Dates!

Extended through September 7th!

Start Your Homeschool Year by Touring Nine of Our Area's Wonderful Musuems and Gardens!


Brandywine
Treasure Trail

July 6 through August 31

Visit nine area museums for one low price!

$35 Individual "passport"
or
$75 Family passport
(2 adults and up to 3 children)

Participating museums
Brandywine River Museum,
Delaware Art Museum,
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts,
Delaware Museum of Natural History,
Delaware Historical Society & Read House,
Hagley Museum and Library,
Longwood Gardens,
Rockwood Museum,
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate.

PRIZES!
If you visit all nine sites, you can submit your fully validated passport to receive a $50 restaurant gift certificate compliments of the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana and the Hotel du Pont!
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*Enter to win by dropping your ticket stub into a fishbowl located in the visitor center at each attraction.


Where to Purchase Passport
Available at all nine museum locations!
also
Tickets can also be purchased at:
The Hotel du Pont,
The Hilton Wilmington/Christiana,
The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau,
The Brandywine Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau,
The Chester County Convention & Visitors Bureau,
The Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia.

For More Information
Email: info@brandywinetreasures.org
Website

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Teen Initiative at the Delaware Art Museum

Going into its third year!
Currently recruiting new members!


Teen initiative members volunteer at the museum, go on field trips, meet once a month at the museum to work and have fun with other teens interested in art, art history, and the museum. They mount exhibits, create podcasts, learn, and have fun!

Members must be high school aged - that means entering 9th grade this fall or older. To become a member you must complete a volunteer application form and write a letter of interest.

It you would like to learn more
or
Attend an upcoming meeting:

Please contact Saralyn.

Saralyn Rosenfield
Family Programs Manager
302.351.8504
srosenfield@delart.org
website

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Studio Art Class for Homeschoolers at the Delaware Art Museum!

Artist Studio for Homeschoolers
(Ages 9 – 14)
Students will learn the fundamentals of art in the Museum’s studio. Basic drawing and painting will be explored, focusing on processes and techniques. The class will visit the Museum’s galleries to draw inspiration. Students will learn creative techniques and develop an appreciation for art.
Teacher: Sam Mylin
Wednesdays, September 16 – November 18
(10 weeks)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$125 Members/$145 Non-Members

Homeschool Programs Information

Contact:
Saralyn Rosenfield
Family Programs Manager
302.351.8504
srosenfield@delart.org

website

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fall Art Classes at the Newark Arts Alliance!

KIDS' CLASSES!

Painting Without Brushes!
Ages 7-9
September 9-30,
4 Wednesdays
4-6pm.
Teacher - Jen Mrozek

This is such a crazy time of year - why not come and unwind with some crazy painting projects?! We will make paintings using toothbrushes, sponges, water guns, spray bottles, tape, ink droppers, marbles, and all sorts of other fun tools. We will also learn about some famous artists who liked to paint in creative ways. This class is for anyone who likes to get creative!
Fee:
$63 members
$69 non-members.

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The Art of Fashion for Teens
Ages 14-17
September 9-30
4 Wednesdays
6:30-8:00pm

Teacher - Jen Mrozek
This class will look to fashion as a source of inspiration. Students will learn how to render a female form from different views, create a fashion design, make a mood board, work with fabrics, and even put on a fashion show! This class is a great introduction to fashion design, no sewing skills needed. Come join us for a fashionable and creative class!
Fee:
$63 members
$69 non-members

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Just Mom and Me
Session One - 4 Wednesdays - Sept. 23-Oct. 14
Session Two - 4 Wednesdays - Oct. 21-Nov. 11
Session Three - 4 Wednesdays - Nov. 18-Dec 9
Times for all of the above sessions: 10am-11am
Ages: Parent and children ages 3+4
Teacher - Malissa Reese.

Parent and preschooler will have a blast exploring a variety of art materials while honing fine motor skills. We will paint, cut, glue, hand mold, and more. Projects will include family portraits, puppets, collages, and 3-D creations. Have all the fun and no need to scrape the paint off your kitchen walls!
Fee:
$56 members
$61 non-members per session.

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Fairy Arts Workshop
Ages 6-9
2 Saturdays
October 3-10
9 am-12 pm.
Teacher - Jen Mrozek

Is your inner fairy bursting to express itself? Come create beautiful wings, headpieces, costumes, and fine art inspired by the beautiful enchanted worlds of fairies. We will conclude the class by doing a photo shoot that captures the beauty of your child. Parents will get a digital print to take home.
Fee
$63 members
$69 non-members

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After School Art Camp
Ages 7-11
Session One: Oct. 7-28, 4 Wednesdays
Session Two: Nov. 4-25, 4 Wednesdays
Session Three: Dec. 2-23, 4 Wednesdays
Time: 4pm-6pm
Teacher - Malissa Reese

Why have all the fun just during the summer? Produce quality art all year round! Studies show that creative children are successful children. Students will work on a different, innovative project each week. We will create acrylic paintings on canvas, clay sculpture, papier mache, watercolor, pastels, collages, work with wood, make jewelry and more.
Fee
$88 members
$96 non-members

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Painting in the Twilight Zone!
Ages 12-15
4 Wednesdays
October 7-28
6:30-8:30pm.
Teacher - Jen Mrozek

Are you a fan of the Twilight books and movie? This class will create artwork inspired by books and films. We will paint beautiful landscapes inspired by the Seattle setting of Twilight, paint moonscapes and character portraits. This class will teach you how to paint with oil paints, charcoal, and India ink. This is a great class for anyone who loves the Twilight books and is inspired to create beautiful, dramatic works of art
Fee
$84members
$92 non-members
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Fancy Feet Art Date Night
Ages 8 and up
Friday
October 16
6-8:30pm
Teacher - Nicole Thomas

Bring your own canvas or denim shoes and we will embellish them with beads, fabric, ribbon and paint. We can finish off the shoes with a protective coating to keep shoes beautiful. We’ll also take a break for a pizza dinner.
Fee
$30 members
$33 non-members
(Includes food)

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Halloween Costume Workshop
Ages 7-14
Saturday
October 17th
10 am – 2 pm
Teacher Jen Mrozek

This workshop will be a chance to create very cool Halloween costumes. We will use altered clothing techniques to make open-ended costumes such as a rock star, a hippie, the corpse bride, fairies, animals, monsters, and many other possibilities! No sewing required. Bring a basic clothing item to work on and we’ll take care of the rest (i.e. white dress for corpse bride, old pants/shirt for monster, etc.). Come be prepared to be creative!
Fee
$47 members
$51 non-members

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Sweet Dreams Art Date Night
Ages 8 and up
Friday
November 6
6-8:30pm
Teacher - Nicole Thomas

Make a date with art! Create your very own no-sew fleece pillow, then design a unique night light. Come to create soothing crafts for bedtime and stay for a pizza dinner.
Fee
$30 members
$33 non-members
(Includes food)

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Recycled Arts Workshop for Teens
Saturday
November 7
10 am–3pm
Teache - Jen Mrozek
Ages 14-17

This workshop will be a chance to really explore unusual materials. Students will be exposed to the work of outsider artists and contemporary folk art as a source of inspiration for their own project. Students will be encouraged to choose an important social issue and respond through their project. This is a chance to create a meaningful work of art and let your voice be heard!
Fee
$55 members
$60 non-members
(Bring a bag lunch)

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Girly Crafts
Ages 8 and up
4 Saturdays
Nov. 14 & 21, Dec. 5 & 12
11am-12pm.
Teacher - Nicole Thomas

Back again with even more creative girly fun. This time we will make funky decoupage bracelets along with beautiful hand crafted journals. Other projects may include fancy decorations for a girly bedroom and one-of-a-kind hair barrettes.
Fee
$42 members
$46 non-members.

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Jazzy Jeans Art Date Night
Ages 8 and up
Friday
November 20
6-8:30pm
Teacher - Nicole Thomas

Make a date with art! Jazz up your old jeans with jewel patches and paint. Turn an ordinary pair of jeans into a work of art. Come spend the evening creating your very own designer jeans and we will take a break and have pizza dinner too!
Fee
$32 members
$35 non-members
(Includes food)

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Vacation Art Camp: “Life’s a Beach!”
Ages 7-11
Mon.-Wed.
Dec. 28-30
9am-12pm
Teacher - Malissa Reese

Presents are all unwrapped and the kids are bored already? Come join us for this three-day camp with a tropical theme. It may be cold outside, but we’ll be warm inside wearing leis, listening to summertime tunes and creating 3-D seaside scenes, painting beach totes, and crafting a unique “fishy” sculpture. Aloha!
Fee
$90 members
$99 non-members

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION
* All classes are held at the Newark Arts Alliance.
* All class fees include art materials needed for the class.
* For enrollment form and/or to join visit the NAA website
* To enroll in classes less than 3 days before the start date, call or e-mail the NAA to inquire about availability of space.
* Limited scholarships available for children ages 18 and under based on financial need. Inquire about an application.
* Visit their website for adult classes and other programs!

Newark Arts Alliance
"developing community through the arts"
website
info@newarkartsalliance.org
302-266-7266
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Visit NAA in the Market East Plaza
276 E. Main St., Suite 102,
Newark, DE 19711


SUMMER HOURS!
Tues., Wed., Fri. 11am-3pm,
Thurs. 11am-7pm,
Sat. & Sun. 10am-2pm


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Science Programs for Homeschoolers at White Clay Creek State Park!

White Clay Creek State Park offers programs for homeschoolers.
Running from September-May at their Chamber’s House Nature Center, these programs are science based and are offered on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Storybook Explorers
ages 5 and under
1-1:45pm

Earth Explorers Juniors
ages 6-9
1-2pm

Earth Explorers Seniors
ages 6-15
2:30-4pm

Teachers' Workshop
They also have a teacher workshop in October that homeschool teachers may be interested in.
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The Chambers House Nature Center
White Clay Creek State Park
1475 Creek Road, north of Hopkins Road
Chambers House Nature Center
Newark, Delaware 19711


Park Office:
(302) 368-6900


Chambers House Nature Center
(302)368-6560


Website

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Flint Wood Nature Preserve - Fall 2009 Programs!

Programs at Flint Woods Nature Preserve

Flint Woods Nature Preserve is a satellite area of Brandywine Creek State Park composed of a mature stand of hardwood trees and rolling terrain. The Preserve remains uncrowded, making a visit to this area a special occasion for the regular park visitor. Programs at Flint Woods require transportation from the Nature Center in the park’s van, limiting participation to 12 people. All programs cost $2 per person unless otherwise noted.


Salamander Sleuths

Sunday, August 30th, 1-3 p.m.

Search for salamanders, arthropods, and other living things in the dirt. Participants will learn about ongoing research on salamander populations at Flint Woods. Transportation provided.


National Public Lands Day Volunteer Trail Maintenance

Saturday, September 26th, 10-noon

Join a naturalist and get to work during the nation’s largest volunteer day for public lands. Learn how you can help keep our trails looking beautiful! Transportation provided. No Fee.


Fall Photography and Tree Hike

Sunday, October 11

1-3 p.m.

Come out for a scenic hike in beautiful Flint Woods Nature Preserve.

Catch the best time of year for fall color and tree identification.


Wilderness Survival Series

Sundays, November 1 and 22

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Saturday November 14

1-3 p.m.

Earn your Flint Woods Wilderness Survival certificate in these fun and challenging classes on survival skills.

November 1: Preparing for your Adventure

November 14: Navigating your Way

November 22: All the Comforts of Home

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Brandywine Creek State Park is open 8 a.m. to sunset, year round.
Park entrance fees are charged daily from March 1 through November 30.
Delaware State Parks, Annual Park Passes are available.


Contact the Nature Center:

(302) 655-5740

website

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Homeschool Day at Winterthur!

Faces of a New Nation

Thursday, September 24th
11 am - 3 pm

* Discover some of the tools and materials used to create paintings in the 1700s.

* Express yourself through a variety of hands-on interdisciplinary activities

* Try your hand at some creative writing in the Galleries.

* Lear how the portraits in Faces of a New Nation exhibition reflect the sitters' cultural backgrounds and senses of self.

* Children age 8 and up and their parents are welcome to take the one-hour Faces of Winterthur tour for an additional fee.

Most appropriate for children age 5 and older.

FEE
$10 per person
Free to members and children under 2

For more information:
800.448.3883
302.888.4600

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Nestled in Delaware's beautiful Brandywine Valley
Route 52 between I95 and Route 1

Website

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A multi-disciplinary group for homeschooled children

CHILDREN LEARN BY DOING

This weekly two-hour group for 5 and 6 year olds will embrace the natural curiosity of the young child in both group and individual work. Children will pursue the worlds of mathematics, science, reading & writing using hands on and a multi-disciplinary approach. Program led by veteran teacher Debby Rosan.

When:
6 Mondays from 9:30-11:30
Session I: September 14, 21, October 5, 12, 19, 26
Session II: November 2, 9,16,23,30, December 7
Where:
Ardmore, Pa

Fee per session:
$55

About the facilitator, Debby Rosan:
"I have had the great pleasure of working in the world of progressive education for three decades now, including schools in New York City, Cleveland, Ohio and Rose Valley, Pa. Several years ago I began work with the local home school community. I would be delighted to talk to you about your child’s fit in Children Learn by Doing."

Contact:
rosandb@earthlink.net

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Luminaria Labyrinth Walks at the Delaware Art Museum!

September 11 and October 2

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Free

Donations will be accepted to help maintain the Labyrinth.

Come to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden on first Fridays for an evening of relaxation and education! Volunteers will be in the Labyrinth in the Fusco Reservoir to provide guests with a historical overview of labyrinths and an introduction to walking them.

Illuminated by tea lights, the Museum’s Labyrinth offers a perfect way to wind
down from a hectic week or just enjoy some quiet contemplation.

2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
302.571.9590

Website

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Homeschool Programs at the Brandywine Zoo!

Register Now!
for
Homeschool Programs
(Grades K-12)
at the
Brandywine Zoo
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GOING GREEN
September 24
9:30 am -12:00 noon
“Go Green” in this program as we learn about some positive changes we can make in our daily lives to better care for our Earth. What actually happens to our environment when we forget about the impact our actions make? Who do they affect? Can we really make a difference? Registration strongly suggested.
Fee:
$8 per person
$6 per DZS members.
ONE adult is free per family.
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Phantastic Plants
November 5
9:30 am – 12:00 noon
Come learn how plants are critical for animal survival, from feeding enormous elephants to tiny termites. Learn why exotic plants can be more harmful than helpful and what YOU can do to help our green friends grow!
Pre-registration strongly suggested.
Fee:
$8 per person
$6 per DZS members
ONE adult is free per family.
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Download a registration form at:
website
Click on the link for “registration form” under “Home School Programs.”

Nicole Goodsell
Education Outreach Coordinator
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Wilmington, DE 19802
302-571-7850 x224
302-577-7480

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