|Bring the family to the library for Fun Day Sundays|
|Friday, 06 January 2012 11:55|
The Atlantic City Free Public Library’s weekly ‘Fun Day Sunday’ programs in May and June will include crafts in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
The weekly programs, which are free, begin at 2 p.m. Nobody will be admitted once the program has started. Space is limited, so please arrive early. Children nine years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, for more information.
The May/June schedule is:
• Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month program: Tibetan Wishing Banner on Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. – Tibetan wish or prayer flags traditionally are used to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. Tibetans do not believe that the flags carry prayers to the gods, but rather that their messages and wishes will be blown by the wind to spread goodwill and compassion into all-pervading space. In this project, students will use a liquid wax resist that will be painted onto silk rectangles. Vibrant color and a final gold embellishment finish the piece. Ages 8 through adult.
• Mother’s Day: Mosaic Vase on Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m. – Participants use colorful bits of colored tiles to create a colorful mosaic vase. It’s a great gift idea. Surprise your mom on Mother’s Day. Ages 8 through adult.
• Asian Pacific American Heritage Month program: Hmong Embroidery Pattern on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. – The Hmong are a hill tribe from mountainous regions of Asia who produced beautiful embroidery patterns. Learn about some of these patterns and make your own. Ages 8 years through adult.
• Peace Signs: Mixed Media Mosaics on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. –Throughout history there has been a large number of images and symbols used to represent peace. Participants will learn about these symbols and then choose one to be the centerpiece of a mixed media “peace sign.” Ages 8 through adult.
• Filipino Parol on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. – In the Philippines, during the Festival of Lights, parol (puh-roll), or star-shaped lanterns, symbolize the victory of light over darkness, as well as hope and goodwill. These simple parol are created with natural reed, translucent rice paper and liquid watercolor. Displayed in a window or hanging from a light fixture, they make colorful decorations for any season.
• Origami Money Shirt on Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. – The art of “origami” comes from Japan. The meaning of' origami is actually folding paper in Japanese language. This is a method of paper folding that breathes life into plain paper by creating the most amazing objects. Origami Money shirts are a great Father’s Day gift idea. Ages 8 through adult.
• Father’s Day: Mosaic Picture Frame on Sunday, June 17, at 2 p.m. – Decorate a picture frame for your parent or loved one. Create custom tiles with interesting patterned papers or make a message with word art. Insert your own picture or use one of the neutral ones provided (sunset, ocean, birds, etc).
• Summer Solstice: Sun Sculptures on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m. – Summer Solstice marks the first day of the season of summer and the longest day of the year. The sun has always been the symbol of summer solstice. In this workshop, participants will use a variety of different materials to create their own three-dimensional, free-standing sun sculptures. Ages 8 through adult.
|Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2012 14:40|