Registration open for Pequot’s Summer Daily Workshops

Sign your children up to explore hands-on learning while enjoying summer daily workshops at Pequot Library. Registration is now open for three different intensive experiences for kids including Engineering for Kids® — Heroes Week Summer Camp; Kids’ Art Workshops — 4-Day Intensive: Nature in Your Community; and Aviation Heroes Workshop: 4-Day Intensive.

For ages 8-12, Heroes Camp runs from Monday, June 22-Friday, June 26, from 1-4 p.m. Engineering for Kids® — HEROES WEEK Summer Camp: Join other young engineers as they seek ways to protect the world and save mankind in the process. Attendees join a league of heroes and compete against other leagues by performing engineering-related challenges, such as saving an ecosystem from an oil spill. Kids explore a different field of engineering each day: environmental, civil, mechanical, and electrical as they design and construct tools that will help them protect the world.

This program is presented by Engineering for Kids®, bringing math, science, technology and engineering to children in a fun and challenging way through hands-on learning. Their exciting curriculum invites kids to create, design and improve solutions to engineering problems. Each unit is designed to meet national standards in STEM education. Visit engineeringforkids.com/fairfieldeast for more information. The cost is $225 per child and registration is required. Call 203-259-0346, ext. 18 or register online at pequotlibrary.org.

An art intensive workshop for ages 6-8 and 9-12 (separated into two groups) Kids’ Art Workshops — 4-Day Intensive: Nature in Your Community runs from Monday, June 29 to Thursday, July 2, 2015. Learn fine art techniques from celebrated and experienced NYC teaching artists from the Met’s “Doing Art Together.” Students learn to observe and create using a variety of materials. Program culminates in an exhibition on July 2.

Sign up for morning, afternoon or both sessions: Morning session (9-noon): Plein Air Art (2-D Art); Afternoon session (1-4): 3-D Nature-inspired Art; Both (9-4). The cost for each session: $150 (Pequot Library Association Member cost: $125). Both sessions: $275 (PLA Member cost: $250); to receive the PLA Member discount, join the Pequot Library Association (PLA). Family memberships are $75 and fully tax-deductible.

Siblings receive a 10% discount. Call the Children’s Department directly to receive the sibling discount, 203-259-0346, ext. 18.

Art workshops led by Arturo Garcia and Rute Ventura. Garcia is a preeminent Mexican classical realist painter. Garcia spent his formative years in Mexico and Spain, graduating with honors from The National School of Plastic Arts. He continued his training in the U.S. and in NYC became affiliated with The Water Street Atelier. Art collectors have recognized the value and uniqueness of his work which includes still-lifes, landscapes, floral, interiors and figurative works.

Rute Ventura is a Portuguese multi-media artist whose artwork ranges from drawing, to painting, sculpture, video and installation. She has studied extensively in Italy, learning Trompe L’oeil techniques at the Accademia del Superfuluo in Rome. She moved to New York City in 2009 where she works as a teaching artist with the non-profit “Doing Art Together,” providing art workshops for under-served crowds in NY City Public Schools. She collaborates with The City College of New York incorporating STEM through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

Lastly, children ages 8+ will hear fascinating stories about aviation history then build several models of famous aircraft during Aviation Heroes Workshop: 4-Day Intensive. This camp-style workshop runs Tuesday, July 7-Friday, July 10. Kids will listen, learn, and buils. Kids will learn about basic principles of aeronautical engineering through demonstrations and hands-on exploration. They will create several models of famous aircraft, including a pedal-powered plane.

This program is led by Maker-in-Residence Joseph Schott. Schott holds a masters in architecture and was adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois. He has recently conducted programs as Maker-in-Residence at the Westport Public Library & Eagle Hill School. He teaches 3-D projects at King Low Heywood Thomas School in Stamford, CT. Registration is required online at pequotlibrary.org or 203-259-0346, ext. 18.

Created by a young participant in a previous Art Intensive Daily Workshop program.

Created by a young participant in a previous Art Intensive Daily Workshop program.

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