Monthly Concert Series:Canto for Kids

A concert at CAM Canto for Kids with Laurie Davidson and Tom CarrollSun Feb 10th,  3pm $1o per familycopy-of-dscf0248.jpg 

Performing traditional and original songs in English and Spanish, Canto for Kids engages young children and their parents in an interactive program that is both fun and educational. The program encourages participation through catchy melodies, simple phrases, and movement.  Come sing along and have fun!

 

Published in: on January 17, 2008 at 1:03 am  Leave a Comment  

Winter/Spring 2008 Schedule


Sunday Jan 13th   Create a Cardboard Village
 2-4pm $8
All ages (under 7 years must bring an adult)
Recycle gift wrap and holiday cards. Bring your old holiday cards wrapping
paper and small boxes (match boxes if you have any)
Sunday January 20th   A felt-made picnic
 2-4pm  $15
All ages (under 7 years must bring an adult)
We will create felt food (cookies, cake, sandwiches and more) Great for
the play kitchen, suprise doll picnics, swapping with friends.

 

Friday Feb 1st    Sand Mandalas  (co-sponsored by Hilltown families)

All ages (under 7 years must bring an adult)
4-6:30pm $12
Come and Celebrate the Tibetan New Year by creating Sand Mandalas and
hearing some Tibetan Folk Tales. We will also make a set of prayer flags.
Friday Feb 8th   Valentine card and Gift Making
10-6pm    $10 per family
All ages (under 7 years must bring an adult)
Sunday Feb 10th  Matryoska Madness   (co-sponsored by Hilltown families)
 10am-12:30pm pm $18 (per doll set made)
 All ages (under 7 years must bring an adult)
Spend an afternoon listening to 2 magical stories and making your own
Matryoska Dolls(these are the Russian Nesting dolls) (MUST REGISTER BY Jan
20th)
Friday Feb 29th Celebrate Girls! (co-sponsored by Hilltown families)
4-6:30pm   $12 per mother/daughter
All ages welcome
Celebrate Girls!…..Mothers and daughters bring your girls to a craft
celebration and special tea. We will learn Girls Day in Japan,  make a
Kokeshi Doll and participate in a Mother Daughter Community Ritual for
girls’ happiness and health. I encourage people to dress festively and
bring a festive snack. Tea will be provided.
Sunday March 23  Eggs Galore!
2-4pm $10
 All ages (under 7 years must bring an adult)
 Join us for a morning of Springtime fun. A story plus egg decoration, egg
dying, card making, paper garlands and more….wax, wooden, real
eggs….decoupage, stickers, batik, engraving
 All ages (under 7 years must bring an adult)
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
In order to register for these classes please call me at 413 625 2030 and
send a check to CAM PO Box 6, shelburne falls ma 01370.
PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THESE CLASSES TO RUN SUCCESFULLY

 

Published in: on January 17, 2008 at 12:45 am  Leave a Comment  

Dear Friends of Children’s Art Museum,

 

I am writing to you with the hopes of drumming up some communuty support for CAM. We need you! In order for CAM to continue it’s efforts creating fun and quality educational programs in Shelburne Falls.

 

In the year that CAM has been in operation we have hosted some great sold out concerts including The Nields, Lui Collins, and recently Gwendolyn and the Good Time Gang ALL THE WAY FROM LA!!  We have had a whimsicle Fairy Tea Party, a gruff pirate party!, Fun Art openings (Mischa Epstien Alvorado), a great puppet show featuring Dr Marmalade. Our Wednesday homeschool group has met for a little over a year. We have offered Mucho Gusto Spanish and a Hilltown Music Together, Sewing 1-2-3 . That is without mentioning the fun art classes and workshops; making clay, papier mache, felting, painting, and more. And lastly and perhaps most importantly we have formed a great relationship with Hiltown Families and have been recently co-sponsoring and planning events. Not bad for a first year! We have more concerts and classes planned and in the works this Winter and Spring. If you have not received a schedule for upcoming events/classes you can either check it online at studiocam.wordpress.com our blog or ask me for one.

 

However we need your help to continue. The Children’s Art Museum has been a labor of love! By that I mean

 that I have volunteered 100% time and resources and am unable to continue to do so alone.

 

Here are 3 ways you can help CAM………

 

– PLEDGE $5 PER MONTH TO HELP CAM. OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE 100 PEOPLE EACH MAKE THIS COMMITMENT. 

– BECOME A MEMBER OF CAM FOR $12O PER YEAR. WITH THIS MEMBERSHIP YOU WILL RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT TO ALL EVENTS AND INVITATIONS TO MEMBER ONLY EVENTS.

– MAKE A LARGER TAX DEDUCTABLE DONATION. PLEASE CALL ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING A DONATION (413 625 2030) AS THIS GOES THROUGH OUR FISCAL SPONSORS THE IMA.

Other forms of help are also greatly appreciated suggestions include volunteering to grant write, join an organizational commitee, offer classes, rent space and SIGN UP FOR CLASSES!!!

Please act fast and generously as time is really a factor here. I think CAM has a lot to offer families in our community.

Sincerely Yours,

Tony(a) Lemos

 

Please send checks payable to CAM. Po Box 6 Shelburne Falls MA 01370

 

 

CAM Mission Statement:  

The Children’s Art Museum will make art available to children of all backgrounds and experiences through a unique community gallery and learning space.  By providing hands-on educational and cultural experiences in the arts, we seek to develop and strengthen creative skills, build self-esteem, encourage self-expression, and stimulate the imagination.

Published in: on January 11, 2008 at 5:52 pm  Leave a Comment  

ongoing classes-winter/spring 2008

ongoing classes:

Monday Afternoon Art

begins Monday Jan 14th-March 8th (8 weeks $95)

All ages (under 7 years must bring an adult)

2-4pm 

Sewing, Felting, Painting, Book Making….Projects galore……

 

Wednesday Home Schooling Coop

Ages 4-7    10-2pm (potluck lunch) $18

This class has some spots this Winter please call to find out more about planned projects. 413 625 2030

Published in: on January 8, 2008 at 2:08 am  Leave a Comment  

Support CAM

IMG_4805Originally uploaded by HerbalTWe are having a holiday raffle!The grand prize is a Tote Bag filled to the top with quality Art and Craft Supplies and Projects and Creative play games ( including Stockmar beeswax crayons, Haba games, a Harrisburg Peg Loom and Usborne Art Book and much more…..hours and hours of creative fun!!) (price value over $60)Tickets are $5 each (your generosity will greatly help CAM)The winning ticket will be selected on Sunday December 16th.Tickets will be on sale at CAM events and at the KIDS-MADE HOLIDAY BAZAAR (Moonlight Magic in Shelburne Falls) You can also buy tickets by mail: Send checks made out to CAM and a piece of paper with you Name, Phone number, Email address (to recieve confirmation) and Mailing address.CAMPo Box 6Shelburne Falls MA 01370

Published in: on December 3, 2007 at 3:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Kids Bazaar Photos!

Sienna over at Hilltown Families has put together a great photo montage from the Kids Bazaar. Check it out over at Hilltown FamiliesBy clicking on the linkAs you can tell the event was a hit! Look for it again next year on the Friday after Thanksgiving in the town of Shelburne Falls………..the night of Midnight Magic! 

Published in: on December 3, 2007 at 2:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

KIDS-MADE HOLIDAY BAZAAR Ideas

Want to be part of the craft fair and do not know what to make here are some ideas…..

KIDS-MADE WRAPPING PAPER, HOLIDAY CARDS, GIFT TAGS & BOXES

Everyone needs wrapping paper, cards, gift tags and boxes for the holidays! All you need to get started is newsprint, cardstock paper, used magazines, small boxes, paint, crayons, rubber stamps, and embellishments in holiday colors. Then gather the kids and let them go to town!

These can be decorated and embellished several ways:

Wet on Wet Watercolor
Wax Crayon Resist (First example; Second example)
Collage
Stamping using foam stamps or rubber stamps or even creating/carving your own

Try making sets. A set of 6 matching holiday cards and envelopes. Or make an embellished set that includes an envelope, card and wrapping paper. Take the opportunity to talk about patterns and repetition, technique and style.

Here are some links to inspire:

Creative ways to re-use old cards
Bird Beak Pop-up Card
Puzzle cards
Ornaments
Kids Craft Weekly Cards Issue

For a more advanced projects try making paper. Here are some links to get you started:

Make Your Own Paper, with Crafty Daisies and Mainly Zaz
Check out this Making Paper Tutorial
And this Making Paper Pictorial

Coasters : These can be made painting ceramic tiles. Cheap tiles can be purchased at home depot. I recommend sticking felt underneath them to protect furnature from being scratched. Another fun coater making method is decoupaging a tile with you favorite image. Remember to coat well with “modgepodge” to waterproof. Coasters can also be made with fabric, cardboard or cork……the opportunites endlesss. Try matching a coaster with a teapot cozy? or placemat?

Another open ended simple gift is making Photo Frames. Again try decoupage you can use old photos, newspaper /magazine clippings, used postage stamps, special finds from your nature walks, kids art etc

For a fun project try “Tomato Can Stilts” click here for a tutorial
http://www.marthastewart.com/article/elephant-feet?lnc=44d9cafb74ece010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&rsc=photogallery_kids-crafts_kids_kids-crafts_p2

Here are a few more ideas with tutorials for older children:

A crayon roll tutorial (for the older child) You could also try a pencil roll or marker roll, or a knitting needle/crochet hook roll, or a needle holder book.

Felted notebook covers

Please do not forget to let us know that you would like to be part of this kids craft show. For APPLICATIONS please email me at tlemos@noho.com and I will email you all the pertinent info. Thanks.

Published in: on November 15, 2007 at 4:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

DATE CORRECTION

Please note that the “KIDS-MADE HOLIDAY BAZAAR” is on Friday Nov 23rd.

Published in: on November 15, 2007 at 3:54 pm  Comments (1)  

KIDS-MADE HOLIDAY BAZAAR

KIDS-MADE HOLIDAY BAZAAR

HOSTED BY: the Children’s Art Museum (CAM) & Hilltown Families (HF)

WHEN, WHERE, WHY:
CAM along with Hilltown Families will be hosting a Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar during the Moonlight Magic Celebration in the village of Shelburne Falls on November 23nd from 3:30-5:30pm. Intended to inspire creativity while affording exposure to the field of cottage industries, children up to the age of 13 are invited to participate as vendors to sell their handmade / designed crafts.

CALL FOR KID CRAFTERS:
To apply email tlemos@noho.com for an application
Application fee $5 per table.
For more information call CAM at 413.625.6826 or email info@thechildrensartmuseum.org.
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ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S ART MUSEUM (CAM):
The purpose of CAM is to make art available to children through a unique community gallery and learning space. By providing hands-on educational and multi-cultural experiences in the arts we seek to develop and strengthen creative skills, build self esteem and a sense of individuality, and to encourage self-expression and stimulate imagination. We are committed to using an “Earth Day everyday” approach, fostering ecological awareness by creating art from nature-based and recycled materials. We welcome children of all backgrounds and experiences.

CONTACT CAM:
CAM is located in the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum building on the Buckland side of Shelburne Falls. For more information call CAM at 413.625.6826 or email info@thechildrensartmuseum.org.

ABOUT HILLTOWN FAMILIES (HF):
HF is a grassroots communications network of families with school aged children in Western Massachusetts. Serving all learning modalities, HF is committed to supporting educational and enrichment programing in our communities, while offering an avenue to create, connect and continue community through the common thread of our children.

Published in: on November 12, 2007 at 1:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

What a show!

“Green means go” all the kids danced a storm, suddenly they all froze “red means stop” and so went one song performed by Gwendolyn and the Goodtime Gang yesterday to a full house at CAM. They were good! Now I must admit that I was not expecting to enjoy the sound….I am not a rock fan, acoustic folk and bluegrass is more my style but I found myself smiling and enjoying the show

Click here to see a set of photos from Sienna Wildfield over at Hilltown Families

Published in: on November 4, 2007 at 7:27 pm  Leave a Comment