Kids Culture 05.24.12

Happenings for school aged children

July Art Workshops

    The Community Arts Project will be offering up art workshops for children 6 to 12 on Mondays and Tuesdays in July, one from 11 a.m. to noon and another from 2 to 3 p.m. The cost will be $20 per class, including materials.

    The teacher, Roisin Bateman, will teach and cover a range of art disciplines in different media. Classes will be held at the Springs Presbyterian Church. Those wishing to find out more or to register can contact Ms. Bateman at

At the Library
    In addition to its ongoing children’s programs like story time, drop-in chess, and parent-toddler workshops, the East Hampton Library will host a Print a Face class tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Based on Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” and the work of other famous artists who used printmaking as their preferred media, young artists 4 and up will be able to use Styrofoam printing techniques to create their works.
    Registration is required.

Drip Painting for Kids

    Starting on Saturday, families will have a chance to end their tour of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center with a little art of their own.

    Following a family tour led Joyce Raimondo, children will then have a chance to create drip art like Pollock’s on a professional canvas. The $35 fee includes all the materials and admission to the house and museum.

    The drip painting workshops for kids will begin this Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and will run on other Saturdays in June, July, August, and beyond. Parents can find out more or preregister their child online at

Baby Buggy

    The Amagansett Library is rolling out two kids’ programs this weekend. Tomorrow, restless children ages 5 and up can shake, rattle, and roll during “Street Games,” which focuses on those games of youth like hopscotch, hula-hoop, mini basketball, and more. That program begins at 4 p.m.

    On Saturday, families are invited to learn about all things creepy-crawly, when the library hosts a Buggy Bugs story and craft time at 3:30 p.m.

Student-Curated Art Show

    The work of Paton Miller and Kryn Olson, local professional artists, will be on display this weekend, when the Ross Gallery presents its annual student-curated exhibition.

    The Ross School seventh graders get this opportunity each year. They visit artists’ studios, select and install the works, organize the publicity, and write and edit an art catalog. The reception, which will be held tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m. at 18 Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton, represents the fruits of their labor.

    The exhibit will remain on view through June 12.