Art in the Library 2017

DSC_2219Connecting words, art, and children, these programs use both word and image-based learning paths so that students may be inspired to experience reading and art in an entirely new way.  Our theme for 2017 is “art as intersection.”

These free programs are offered in partnership with public libraries throughout Columbia County and beyond and in schools.


Germantown Walt Whitman May 2017Upcoming Program: I hear America Singing at the Germantown Library (Germantown NY).

Tuesday May 23 3:30-5:30

Grades 3-6 (ages 7-13) Learn about Walt Whitman, his times, and his poem “I Hear America Singing.”  Create your own word-and-map inspired sculptures to take home.  Please call the Germantown Library to preregister: 518-537-5800.

  • Grades K-2 program: Intersections: “places we can go, people we can meet” Inspired by Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem “Travel” we will explore where a train can take us.  We will write our own poem on the night sky, interspersed by bright red-and-gold collaged “cinders” (as in Millay’s poem).
  • Grades 3-6: Intersections: students will create 3-D assemblage word and sheet music sculptures inspired by Walt
    Whitman’s poem “I hear America Singing”
  • Grades 6-8: Intersections: Collecting/Connecting Points: students will create pocket-books, with pages to collect found items encountered in the
    landscape, inspired by a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Grades 6-12: Intersections: students will write self-narratives, and create interwoven and intersecting writing-and- textile mandalas inspired by Amy Lowell’s poem “Patterns”

DSC_1834All new programs for 2017 are being planned.  Please see examples of our previous Art in the Library work from 2015 and 2016.


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