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2015 Creative Workshops for Children

Sessions for Pre-School and K-3 Begin in First Week of July

Every summer, the Vanderbilt Education Center offers fun, creative workshops for children. This year’s sessions begin in the first week of July. Each workshop begins with an educator-led visit through the Vanderbilt Museum collections. These include marine and natural-history specimens, cultural artifacts Mr. Vanderbilt brought back from around the world, and his wild-animal habitats and dioramas. After the tour, children make creative projects based on what they have seen and learned.

Advance registration is required for all workshops.  Please call 631-854-5539 to register.

Children show T-shirts and rain sticks made in summer workshops
Children show T-shirts and rain sticks made in summer workshops

Preschool Workshops Children ages 3 and 4 with a parent or caregiver 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. $20 per workshop/$18 members July 8 – Jellyfish July 15 – Paper Bird Sculpture July 22 – Sailor’s Valentine July 29 – Paper Elephant Sculpture August 5 – Gyotaku Shirt (Japanese fish print) August 12 – Big Cat Mask August 19 – Koinobori (carp-shaped Japanese wind sock) August 26 – Rain Stick  Children show T-shirts and rain sticks made in summer workshops

Art, History, and Science Workshops Kindergarten – Grade 3 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., bring lunch $30 per workshop/ $27 members Spend a week at the Vanderbilt Museum Sailing the Seas with Mr. V.  Explore the oceans, land, cultures and ancient civilizations. Learn about ancient navigation using the stars, the science of mummy-making, and create unique works of art using a variety of techniques and mediums. July 6 – Gyotaku Shirt July 7 – Seashell Imprint Pendant July 20 – Balinese Puppet July 21 – Painted Wooden Fish August 3 – Butterfly Heliograph Art August 4 – Castle Door Picture Frame August 10 – Ancient Egyptian Sistrum (musical instrument) August 11 – Mixed Media Collage August 17 – Cat Mask August 18 – Outrigger Canoe Model The Museum reserves the right to cancel any workshop not meeting the minimum attendance requirement.

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