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Make a Mess Making Art!

This event sounds like a good time for a good cause! Check it out, below…

Messy Art Night Essex PTO

ESSEX ELEMENTARY HOLDS 5TH ANNUAL MESSY ART NIGHT

Essex, MA (January 27, 2014) – Essex Elementary School (EES) and the Essex Parent-­‐Teacher Organization (PTO) will hold their annual Messy Art Night on Friday, February 7, 2014. This will be the fifth year of the event, which draws attendees from all over Cape Ann and the North Shore for it’s hands-­‐on art projects led by artists from the area’s vibrant artistic community.

Over a dozen local artists will demonstrate their crafts and host hands-­‐on make-­‐your-­‐own projects at Messy Art Night, including sculptors, painters, collagists, mixed media artists, potters, and others.

Confirmed artists include: sculptor Chris Williams, illustrator Chrissie McNiff Twombly, potters from Art Haven of Gloucester, painter Kathleen McHugh, the Art School of Salem’s Andrew Carr, painter Margaret Sweet, illustrator Leslie Galacar, painter Emily Gala, The Art Center of Hamilton’s Erin Clark, mixed media artist Jen Mayer, painter Kristen Wilson, and sculptor Scott Mulcahey. Local Essex museums Cogswell Grant and the Essex Shipbuilding Museum will also host projects at the event.

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Things To Do- Wellspring Cape Ann Families April School Vacation FREE FAMILY FUN

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Wellspring Cape Ann Families brings you:

April School Vacation: FREE FAMILY FUN

                       WHAT:  Free Model Ship Painting/Spring Pot Painting and Planting

                Coastal Clean-up/Earth Day Lesson

                Open Gym at Iron Rail Gloucester

 

WHEN: Ship Painting and Spring Pot Painting/Planting is Tuesday, April 20th 10-11:30 AM

               Coastal Clean-Up and Earth Day Lesson is Thursday, April 22nd 9-11 AM

               Open Gym at Iron Rail Gloucester is Friday April 23rd 9-11 AM

 

WHERE: Ship Painting and Pot Painting/Planting is at WCAF – 28 Emerson Ave ,    

                   Gloucester .

      Coastal Clean-Up and Earth Day Lesson will be at Halibut Point State Park

                 Open Gym at Iron Rail Gloucester is located at 8 Kondelin Road , Gloucester .

Looking for some fun ways to fill your children’s up-coming April vacation week? Please come join us for our free fun-filled events that are open to all on Cape Ann . 

At Wellspring Cape Ann Families, located at 28 Emerson Avenue , on Tuesday April 20th from 10-11:30 AM we will be painting model ships, painting spring pots and planting seeds. On Thursday April 22nd from 9-11 AM get outside and enjoy spring as a family! Join us at Halibut Point State Park for a Coastal Clean-Up followed by an Earthy Day lesson on tidal pools presented by Ramona from the Trustees of the Reservation. End your vacation week by running and jumping with us at Iron Rail Gloucester, located at 8 Kondelin Road . We will be having an Open Gym on Friday April 23rd from 9-11 AM. For all events: Please R.S.V.P. to 978.281.7856 with the number of adults, children and their age(s).  

These free events are made possible because of the generous support of the Linden Foundation.

 For more information: Courtney Karcher , 978.281.7856  e-mail: ckarcher@wellspringhouse.org

Art Haven April Vacation Programs and News From Dawn Gadow

Sorry it’s been a little while since you’ve heard from us, but we’ve got some exciting new things to tell you about! Here’s some fun stuff going on over April Vacation and over the summer, both of which you can see more about and find out how to sign up for on the web site (www.arthaven.org). We’ve revamped the web site a little, so don’t be alarmed if it doesn’t look familiar! Hope to see you all soon!
 

April VacationMother's Day Mugs

 

Monday 4/19:

Mother’s Days Mugs (Middle School)
12:30 – 3:00 Free!
For this two-part workshop, come Monday to create a handmade mug and Friday to glaze your creation!
 

 

Tuesday 4/20:

 

Block Printing (Elementary School)
9:00 – 11:30 $20.00
Carve and stamp your own block print creations!
 
Silk Screening (Middle School)
12:30 – 3:00 $25.00
Create your own hand drawn silkscreen and print t-shirts (or any other material you’d like to bring) with it! Limited to six people. T-shirts included
 
Wednesday 4/21:
 
Harry Potter Day (Elementary & Middle School)
9:00 – 3:00 $25.00
Make wands and other magical crafts with us in the morning, then we’ll travel to the Sawyer Free Library for the movie in the afternoon!
 
Girl’s Night Lock In (Middle School)
7:00pm – 10:00am
Middle schoolers can spend the night at Art Haven working on their artistic side and watching movies. Contact Art Haven at (978) 283-3888 if you are interested.
 
Thursday 4/22:
 
Boy’s Night Lock In (Middle School)
7:00pm – 10:00am
Middle schoolers can spend the night at Art Haven working on their artistic side and watching movies. Contact Art Haven at (978) 283-3888 if you are interested.
 
Friday 4/23:
 
Stained Glass (Elementary School)
9:00 – 11:30 $20.00
Come use plexiglass boxes and colored plastic to create a stained glass effect on your own jewelry box or candle holder.
 
Mother’s Day Mugs (Middle School)
12:30 – 3:00 Free!
For this two-part workshop, come Monday to create a handmade mug and Friday to glaze your creation!

Summer Programs
June 28th – August 20th

Our Summer Programs Schedule is now posted on the web site!

We’ve got an all day workshop for grades 2-6, Open Studio and Photography Classes for grades 7-12, the chance for kids to make and sell artwork at the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market, and our classic Family Studio time. Check out the details on the web site and sign up now!

 

Finally, we’ll be at the Family Fun Fair this Saturday morning at Pathways for Children. Come do a fun family activity and find out more about our programs in person!
 
Sincerely,
 


Dawn Gadow
Cape Ann Art Haven

Mindball -Family Day At The Children’s Museum Of New Hampshire

Playing mindball at The New Hampshire Children’s Museum.   The object is to relax your mind and produce fewer brainwaves.  The sensors which you velcro around your noggin measure how relaxed you are and you can view them on the monitors above.  When you have less brain activity than your opponent the ball on the table moves toward your opponent’s circle.

It’s a game of mind tug of war but instead of stregnth as a barometer for winning- it’s relaxation!  That’s my kind of game, lol.

The Bean Concentrates On Relaxing Her Brain

 

Family Day At The Children’s Museum Of New Hampshire

With February vacation upon us I thought I’d share another place that you might not have discovered.  It was new to us as we’ve brought the girls to The Children’s Museum in Boston  the past two years and were looking for some new things to do.

The New Hampshire Children’s Museum fit the bill.

Family Day At The Children’s Museum Of New Hampshire, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

We ended up spending 4 hours here and literally had to drag the girls out.