Life as an artist, creativity, painting instruction, writing musicals, working studio tours.
Environmental education where learning comes alive in a globally rare, locally distinct ecosystem.
Depending on what speaker we can cover a broad number of topics. Check out www.topyouthspeakers.com for more details.
Storytelling: Mother Goose; Mother Nature: general telling; helping children become tellers; One woman program: Voice of the Mountains.: Jeanne R.Foster
Author visit with equal interactive focus on writing and illustrating.
Doug Berky has been creating and evolving his own brand of physical theater for over thirty years. His performances weave together classic theatre forms of mime, mask theatre, circus arts, physical comedy and storytelling. Doug is also known internationally for his mask construction. He designs and constructs the masks for his own performances as well as creates all of the sets, choreography, scripts and many of the costumes.
Internationally renowned in the puppetry field, and an award-winning performer, Hobey Ford is known for his excellence in puppetry performance and craft as well as his skill as a master storyteller. He designs and constructs all of his Golden Rod Puppets as well as the beautiful sets that surround them, and he performs his original works all over the world. His performances incorporate a variety of puppetry styles: Bunraku, rod marionettes, Foamies and shadow puppetry.
Hobey has received the highest awards for his brilliant and priceless contributions to the world of puppetry: two-time winner of puppetry’s highest honor, the UNIMA Citation of Excellence, recipient of three Jim Hensen Foundation grants and The Hermitage Fellowship.
He tours a number of family and student performances as well as conducts community, student and teacher workshops. Mr. Ford tours one performance per tour.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BOOK follows the stages of creating an illustrated book. SOMETHING FISHY is an illustrator’s mystery.
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, NY marks the birthplace of American art, where the Hudson River School of landscape painting began.