Got some creative kids with time on their hands? Guild Hall in East Hampton has a remedy for idle hands with its Wednesday KidFest programs, starting this week.
KidFest will feature interactive workshops and arts projects for kids 5 and up, plus live performances for young children.
KidFest kicks off Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. with a hands-on workshop in the Boots Lamb Education center. The cost is $10, or $8 for members.
Afterward, at 5 p.m., the Paper Bag Players will present “Whoop-Dee-Doo!” an all-new interactive show for kids 2 to 7 featuring a paper-bag dragon. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $14 members, and $13 for kids, or $11 members.
Tickets for adults are $16/$14 members; kids $13/$11 members, and tickets for the series of eight shows are available as well. Series tickets are available at a slight discount.
This summer kids can also look forward to the National Marionette Theatre’s “Pinocchio,” the Magic of Doug Young, Doktor Kaboom, Gustafer Yellowgold’s “Infinity Sock,” the Handsome Little Devils’ “Squirm Bee Circus,” and the Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co.
For older kids up to 13 who aspire to a life in front of or behind the camera, Guild Hall is offering a summer student film workshop in collaboration with the Hamptons International Film Festival and LTV. The week-long seminar starts July 25. Students will learn the entire process from development and writing a script, acting, blocking, production, cinematography, and editing with experienced filmmakers sharing their knowledge and craft. The workshop culminates in a screening of students’ work.