Kids Culture 06.06.13

Faces in Printmaking

    A printmaking workshop at the East Hampton Library tomorrow will introduce kids 4 and older to this creative technique. Participants will look at faces in prints by famous artists and then print their own faces and shapes using techniques designed for their age group. The class runs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Scientists and Scavengers

    The Children’s Museum of the East End will take its Pizza and Pajama Night on the road to the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack tomorrow. While adults relax in the 2.5-acre garden reserve, kids will have a chance to explore the grounds and participate in a scavenger hunt. The program begins at 6 p.m. and is free for museum members, $10 for others. Reservations are required.  Back at the museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 10 a.m., budding scientists ages 2 to 4 can join an introductory Funtastic Science class. Taught by Andrea Van Dyke, one of the museum’s new educators, the class will introduce basic science concepts through playful activities. This week, kids will learn how to make a bottle fountain and then test out their creations. Classes will continue each Saturday in June. The cost is $22, or $10 for members. Advance registration has been recommended.

Crafts in Gansett and Sag

    At the Amagansett Library on Saturday, families will listen to stories about taking flight. Then they will make their own butterfly wings. The story and craft session will begin at 3:30 p.m. Reservations have been requested. Five to 9-year-olds will transform paper into beautiful beads during a craft workshop at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Advance registration has been requested.

Wagner for Kids

    “Wagner for Kids . . . and Everyone Else” is the title of Victoria Bond’s family-friendly introduction to Wagner’s “Ring” cycle of operas on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library. “From a young person’s point of view,” the four-opera cycle “is an action-adventure saga” telling the story of the gods, heroes, and supernatural figures of Scandinavian and German myths and folktales, it says in a release. “More powerful than Terminator, tougher than X-Men, better armored than Iron Man, more agile than Spider-Man is Siegfried, who searches for a magical ring and a fabulous treasure while battling hostile dwarfs, ferocious giants, warrior-women, mermaids, and a ferocious dragon!” Ms. Bond, a composer and conductor, will include slides, audio clips, and a Bugs Bunny cartoon in her program, part of a library series commemorating the bicentennials of the births of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. Saturday’s program is free, but reservations are appreciated.

Lessons From a Miller

    Kids can try their hands at milling grains on the water-powered mill at the Water Mill Museum each Monday from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. this summer. The museum’s miller will teach children about the giant stone wheels and wooden gears that helped accomplish this important work in centuries past.  Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help with the ongoing preservation and restoration of the landmark, which is the oldest commercial building on the East End.

Art Classes a-Go-Go

    A new session of classes for young adults began this week at the Applied Arts School for the Arts in Amagansett.  For the serious young artist, the school has portfolio-building classes, senior portfolio review, art school admission, painting, drawing, photography, and mixed-media art, as well as fiction writing. Prices range from $150 to $450 for a four-week class. A full list and description of classes can be found online at The school will also run a summer youth art program with five-day-a-week classes designed to give kids 7 to 14 a chance to explore their talents while they work in a variety of mediums — drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, sewing, textiles, photography, jewelry making, and ceramics. The program will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with students divided by age group. Tuition is $425 per week and will include all supplies and a snack.

Pump It Up!

    Dozens of young dancers from the Dancehampton studio will take to the stage at East Hampton High School this weekend for their spring recital, “Pump Up the Volume.” The show will include ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and Irish step dancing, with a bit of musical theater thrown in, too.

    Performances will be on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at Dancehampton, which is on Lumber Lane in East Hampton, across from the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter.

From Marine to Moraine

    Future marine biologists, mark your calendars. On Saturday Frank Quevedo, the executive director of the South Fork Natural History Museum, will lead a shark dissection workshop for kids 8 and older.

    Participants will dissect a small shark, known as a spiny dogfish, and learn to identify its anatomical parts to better understand how it swims, eats, and respires. The program begins at 10 a.m. and carries a $20 materials fee. Tools, gloves, and eye protection will be supplied. Older kids have been invited to join in a SoFo hike in Montauk at 10 a.m. on Saturday with Angela Firestone, a geologist and former curator of geology at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Hikers will explore the Ronkonkoma terminal moraine, deposited on the South Fork during the last advance of the Wisconsin-Illinois ice sheet 10,000 years ago. Advance registration is required for all programs, as enrollment is limited. The museum is in Bridgehampton on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.