SUMMER ~ WINTER ~ SPRING ~ AND ~FALL!


STUDENT PUPPET MAKING AND STORY WRITING

LOST GLOVE ~ NEW PUPPET

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Lonely lost glove is found and transformed!

Sun Gallery Summer Camp!

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What is lost is now found!

CREATING HAPPY ART

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Students and art teacher having fun!

Draw and Write!

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Creating a story and art work from your day at the Park!

Share with your Class!

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Everyone has art work and a story to tell about their trip to a Park: 

Who, What, Why, When, Where, How!

My Art Work Makes Me Happy!

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I feel creative, calm, happy and joyful when I create art!  I can tell my story.  At the end, I say: "'Signed by the artist!' - and that is ME!"

STUDENTS CREATE STORIES AND ART!

"LOST AND THEN FOUND" HAPPY TRANSFORMATIONS!

Perfect for young people [and their parents!], this tale of lost objects and their wondrous nighttime party is a marvelous vehicle for children [and grownups too] to draw, paint, write, dance, sing, write poetry and create a beautiful LOST MITTEN PUPPET, DANCE OR WORK OF ART TRANSFORMING one of life’s bumps in the road into a marvelous NEW adventure.  Perfect for creating art from something you FOUND or from your remaining shoe, sock,  mitten or glove!


MINDFUL PARENTING TEACHES LIFELONG SKILLS:

Selected by CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST and NEUROSCIENTIST Rick Hanson TO TEACH THE LIFE CHANGING EFFECTS OF POSITIVE PARENTING, THE CENTRAL PARK LOST MITTEN PARTY HAS BEEN SELECTED BY THE Central Park Conservancy for its visitors centers, and is available via Baker & Taylor, Ingram, your local bookstore, schools and libraries, Amazon and Regent Press .


CLICK HERE:  HOW TO MAKE A PUPPET!   


1.   Find a lost glove, sock or mitten

OR make one

2.   Decide how to decorate it 

3.   Create a story and the characters

4.   Put on your own puppet show!

5.  Be sure the artwork says: "Signed by the artist."


HOW TO MAKE A MASK FROM A PAPER PLATE


HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE TISSUE PAPER COLLAGE


FROM PUPPET MAKING MAVEN ADAM KREUTINGER

A selection of videos


FROM  TEACHER  HEATHER JO: 

SUGGESTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES and math puzzles


LEARNING TO BE OUR BEST SELVES:

 “The Central Park Lost Mitten Party is a great way for children and adults to share an important lesson in life, that all is not lost if we lose something. The story is bright and memorable, a charming way to think about transforming loss, in beautifully written rhyme. Grownups and children alike will enjoy the beautiful illustrations, and the section at the end of the story, with questions, notes, wonderful details and teachings about the Park, all highlighting the importance of urban public parks.  It is a beautiful book.” National Toy Expert, Dr. Toy, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., Author: Dr. Toy's Smart Play Smart Toys, www.stevanneauerbach.com

Gingerspice Imprint, Regent Press, Second Printing JULY 2019.
Gingerspice Imprint, Regent Press, Second Printing JULY 2019.

materials for the arts

Free Third Thursday - JANUARY 16, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM

 In line with our mission of inspiring imagination through creative reuse, please join Fran Quittel, author of The Central Park Lost Mitten Party (Regent Press, 2nd printing  2019), at our January Third Thursday Sock  Puppet Making Workshop. This free event, open to the public, will take place on January 16, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Materials for the Arts 


 Perfectly attuned to fall, winter, and the experience we all have of losing something we love, Quittel’s book, The Central Park Lost Mitten Party demonstrates  how through imagination and creativity, we can transform events we do  not like into springboards for creating something completely fresh and  new. At our  Third Thursday workshop, attendees will learn to create sock puppets or  other works of art, transforming one of life’s bumps in the road into a  new adventure.  


 

Sock Puppets and Making Art with Author Fran Quittel


January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


MFTA Third Thursday

    3300 Northern Boulevard
New York, NY 11101 

Materials for the Arts. NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Education
Materials for the Arts. NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Education

LOST ~ FOUND ~ OR IMAGINED!

READING TOGETHER!

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"I loved reading and discussing inspiration and my  lost dog (that I actually  found) as a theme for an original story.  He would love to know I wrote a story about him!"

CONNECTING THROUGH CREATIVITY

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"I never know who enjoys this more the students or me!  It is just wonderful to see eyes light up and happy faces reading, writing, drawing and enjoying!"

An Art Teacher's Paradise

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"When I see my students come alive, for me, that is magic."  

We Read and Then Create

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It is beautiful to see kids getting excited about reading, writing, and creating something beautiful to share with others.

Books Help Us Create Art

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  Student come alive  with  books, all available for FREE with a  library card.  

When students create art , they are sharing their own beautiful magic through their artwork and stories.

What Do You Do with a Chance?

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This beautiful artwork is from a camp counselor. 

 "This book taught me to step forward and take a chance," she said. "I feel inspired."

REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

PERFECT FOR  TRANSFORMING LIFE'S BUMPS IN THE ROAD VIA MAGICAL CENTRAL PARK!