Kids Culture 05.31.12

Happenings for school aged children

Creative Theater Camp

    The Southampton Cultural Center is staging a one-week summer camp, from June 25 through 29, for budding thespians.

    The workshop, called “Creatively Creating Characters,” is for students 9 through 13, and seeks to introduce theater basics through improvisation, movement, character exploration, and more.

    The class will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., and enrollment is limited to 15 students. The cost is $550, and early registration is suggested.

Heroic Students

    The Southampton Intermediate School — and most notably Melissa Mitchell’s eighth-grade English language arts class — has been studying the Holocaust and making clay bones to contribute to the One Million Bones project in Washington, D.C. But before the bones end up there, they will be showcased in an exhibition at the Watermill Center with a reception on Saturday.

    One Million Bones, according to its Web site, “is a large-scale social arts practice . . . to raise awareness of genocides and atrocities going on around the world, this very day.” A collaborative installation on the National Mall in the spring of 2013 seeks to display 1 million bones, many with the names of victims of genocide.

    Ms. Mitchell’s eighth graders have constructed the bones based on contact they have made with survivors of mass genocides.

    The exhibition is scheduled to open on Saturday with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m., and will be on show through the end of the month. The Watermill Center is on Water Mill-Towd Road.

Family Tour at the Parrish

    The Parrish Art Museum, which is hosting the “E.S.T.-3: Southern California in New York” contemporary art exhibition, is offering a free family tour, conducted by Madolin Archer, an arts educator, on Sunday at 2 p.m.

    The exhibit focuses on the emergence of Los Angeles as an art capital in the postwar years. After the tour, families are invited next door to the Carroll Petrie Center for Education, where they can create their own artwork inspired by the show.

    No advance registration is required.

At East Hampton Library

    The East Hampton Library is holding a Recycled Stepping Stones workshop tomorrow for children 4 and over.

    After learning how many professional and well-known artists use recycled items to create art, attendees will be given a chance to do the same by mixing cement and using bottle caps, Legos, and other trinkets to create a stepping stone of recycled materials for a garden.

    The program will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Advance registration is not required.

Parrish at Jermain

    The Parrish Art Museum will sponsor a series of Saturday workshops at the John Jermain Memorial Library’s temporary headquarters in Sag Harbor in June.

    In the workshops, children in kindergarten through fifth grade will create mixed-media artworks inspired by the Parrish’s exhibition “The Landmarks of New York.” The free sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to noon through June 16, with a final workshop at the museum in Southampton on June 23. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Zoo Creatures
    The Amagansett Library will host a Zoo-La-La story and craft time for families on Saturday at 3 p.m. After reading about zoo animals, participants will make lion masks. The program is free.