Time Travelers Guest Artist Series

July 27, 2021 @ 9:00AM — August 20, 2021 @ 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Join us for another summer program of fun and learning!

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This year's Time Travelers Youth Program is four different weeks featuring a different Guest Artist each week. Each week is limited to 10 children only. Children (of the appropriate age for the specific activity) may enroll in multiple weeks. If all spots are reserved, please email info@shelterislandhistorical.org to be placed on a waiting list.

Week 1: "HOW?" Antique Tools & Woodworking with Chris Fokine
Tuesday, July 27 through Thursday, July 29, 9am - 12pm, Ages 6-11
Chris will introduce the children to his amazing collection of historic tools and show them how these tools can be used to transform a simple piece of wood into something structural, magnificent, and useful. Children will learn to use a variety of tools and practice some simple woodworking techniques. Their experience will culminate in the creation of their very own woodworking project!

Week 2: "WHY?" Philosophy with Children through Fairy Tales with Wendy Turgeon
Tuesday, August 3 through Thursday, August 5, 9am - 12pm, Ages 6-11
This week will focus on storytelling through select Fairy Tales. Children will enjoy exploring fairy tales by thinking of the big ideas. These explorations will be followed by a structured game break with games and art activities that invite them to imagine "far away and long ago." Discussions, role playing, and activities will give children the chance to explore their sense of wonder and puzzlement about the world, develop their skills of inquiry, creative thinking, and natural curiosity.

Week 3: "IMAGINE!" Fantasy Papier Mache Sculptures with Stephanie Lebowitz
MONDAY, August 9 through Thurs., Aug. 12, 9am - 12pm, Ages 8-11
Children will design and create their own imaginary creature, person, or "thing" using a variety of materials and papier mache. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the intricate nature of this project, this week runs for FOUR DAYS.


Week 4: "CREATE!" Puppeteering with Liz Joyce of Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre
Tuesday, August 17 through Thurs., Aug. 19, 9am - 12pm, Ages 6-11
Liz will take kids on an imaginary underwater adventure to create environments, puppet creatures, and stories about the sea. From the exploration of different types of puppetry, to the creation of background scenery, to the writing of script--to the creation of their own puppets, to handling the puppets and making them come alive, children will experience the different creative stages of producing a puppet show.

Face coverings are required for all staff, artists, and children.
Social distancing will be maintained.

Please note, if you cancel your registration within two weeks
of your registered week, no refund will be given.