• Kelly Tavares

Create-a-thon!

Start the new year with an imagination celebration! “Artisteacher” Kelly Tavares leads a jump-in, hands-on art party for the whole family, with stories, songs, collage, sculpture, and more.

“When I heard you were doing another program here I signed up to host it immediately.  Everyone loved the first programs you did and I was sorry to have missed them. According to Ben you were a great presenter – bright and lively, he said.” Jay S., Library Educator

“Thank you so much for a wonderful time yesterday. The creative juices were flowing!” Anne Miller, Youth Services Librarian

Poster design by Juliana Cichy

Once upon a time when art classes were a “cookie-cutter” path to follow through. Now it is time to learn with the children and to observe their creative development. To listen and understand, and finally provide support.

It is a time to inspire and let it be; To surprise yourself as a parent and educator and trust in their capacity to innovate.

“Artisteacher” Kelly Tavares engaged young minds and fingers with a set of terrific programs at the Downtown Library today. Her Create-a-Thon featured a soup-making activity in which all manner of unlikely items were thrown into a big pot to make a soup for baby – Bugs? Snakes? Alligators? I guess baby’s not a picky eater! Then we moved to the tables for craft activities. Kids (and parents) made paintings with clay, lovely and bizarre photo montages, and wacky Styrofoam, fuzzy wire, and google-eye creations. What a lot of fun we had!”                                                             Jay, Library Educator

The results you will find throughout the process, a constant exciting exploration of media, technics, and imagination. A path overcoming challenges and playing with aesthetics. Numerous positive comments from families and children, at the end of the program:

Hey, I will come back soon to have more fun, ok? Please do the class until 2pm, ok?… and this music that is playing is very nice!  Testimonial from a 4 year-old boy

Thanks for that! We had a lot of fun! Recurring comment from parents

Below you can see some pictures from the program I developed with the Eugene Public Library and an example of a special day. Jay (Jeff Cooper) a great educator and friend, at the library, took these pics for us to illustrate a little bit of those moments! #gallery-1988-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1988-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1988-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1988-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

The Eugene Public Library is a prolific place to provide the community with this opportunity once its art program may focus on exploring the alternatives for creativity development through different art languages.

Using story-telling, dance, music and visual arts I organized three different art stations with similar supplies and challenged the public to think about the type of art they would like to create with the available supplies. Here is the lesson plan for this day.


Acknowledgement letter from the library


The Library Program’s Calendar.

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