Art

Celebrate the Sea Free-For-All!

Stop by as part of Joppa Flats to learn how we can all take responsibility for sustaining the natural beauty and resources of our oceans and coastline.

Living on the coast is a constant reminder of the beauty and power of the Atlantic Ocean. Isn't it interesting that our mighty seas are also fragile and need protection? Come to Joppa Flats for a full day of indoor activities and exhibits that focus on our ocean giants, such as whales, sharks, and sea turtles. Find out where our seafood comes from, examine sand and sea shells from around the world, and participate in art activities and ocean-themed games. Learn how we can all take responsibility for sustaining the natural beauty and resources of our oceans and coastline.

When: 
Saturday, March 26, 2017 10am - 3pm

Imagine, Sing & Learn: Animals of the Ice

Preschoolers learn about the animals of the polar habitats at the Joppa Flats Center.  Photo: A Weith CC BY-SA 4.0

Joppa Flats Education Center invites preschoolers to a fun session where they will learn about artcic animals! This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler who loves animals. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag!

When: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:30-11am

Winter Homeschool for Ages 12 to 15

Tweens and Teens will explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary to learn wilderness skills on the North Shore Massachusetts!

Ipswich River's weekly homeschool classes promote an active engagement with nature through inquiry-based, hands-on environmental education. Join us as we explore the many different habitats provided by our nearly 2,000-acre sanctuary, and lay the foundation for a lifelong connection with nature. This season, we will focus on the survival skills that all animals (including humans) need to survive the harsh New England winter.

Discovering Nature Through Story, Music, and Art

Kids will explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary to connect with nature and learn about the creatures of the North Shore Massachusetts wilderness!

Preschoolers and young kids will explore the wonders of winter in the "enchanted woods" of Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in this four-session series. We'll begin in the Nature Center with story, poetry, and imagination. Next, we'll bundle up for a winter walk to awaken our sense of wonder to the silence, scents, and scenery of the sleeping winter woods. Along the way, discover how the trees, plants, birds, beavers, squirrels, chipmunks, and other wildlife spend the winter. We'll look for animal stories in the snow (tracking) and much more. After our walks, we'll create artwork that reflects the wonders of winter that we discovered, while listening to winter nature songs. These keepsakes will bring home winter's secrets and beauty as we await the signs of spring.

A Winter Solstice Celebration at Joppa Flats

Come celebrate the longest night - Winter Solstice - at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport

Come celebrate the longest night and shortest day of the year with Joppa Flats! Miss Mary and Miss Susan offer stories, songs, crafts made of evergreens, and thematic snacks for everyone to enjoy. Learn why we have seasons, and why different cultures around the world created legends and rituals to mark the longest night of the year. Join us for a festival of light to beckon the sun to return!

When: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2016 3:30 - 5pm

Flower Fairy Festival

Flower Fairy Festival at the Coolidge Estate in North Andover

Don your wings, grab your crowns, and come say farewell to our garden season with this celebration of the Flower Fairies. Borrow a bag to collect natural materials and then build a fairy house on the grounds. Stop by our craft table and create your very own fairy wand.  Enjoy storytimes starting every half hour. Spin and twirl as you learn a fairy dance. We also invite you to extend your adventure and pack a picnic to stay into the afternoon.

    When: 
    Saturday, October 15, 2016 10am-12pm

    Pumpkin & Mask Decorating at Artists’ Row

    Free Pumpkin Decorating at Artists Row in Downtown Salem, Massachusetts!!

    Join the artists on Artists’ Row for Salem Mayor's Night Out and a free fun activity: Tap into your creative spirit and decorate a Halloween mask or a wooden pumpkin round. All materials are provided but first come, first serve and one per child. This event is brought to you by the City of Salem Public Space Initiative, Artists of Artists’ Row, Salem Main Streets and Creative Salem.

    When: 
    Friday, October 7, 2016 4-6pm
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    Teen Anime Club

    By definition Pokemon is Anime! Teens can come find out more at the Teen Anime Club at Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester!

    Sawyer Free Library offers an Anime Club  for teens.  Come watch anime shows, meet new friends, practice your anime drawing, and develop some skill in origami! For kids in Grades 6-12 only.

    When: 
    Friday, October 28, 2016 3-4pm
    Friday, November 18, 2016 3-4pm
    Monday, December 19, 2016 3-4pm
    Friday, January 27, 2017 3-4pm
    Friday, February 17, 2017 3-4pm
    Friday, March 24, 2017 3-4pm

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