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Art Explorers - Fall Session

Art history story time followed by an art project. Ages 4-7

2019-10-17 16:00:00 2019-10-17 17:00:00 America/New_York Art Explorers - Fall Session Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Thursday, October 17
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-17 16:00:00 2019-10-17 17:00:00 America/New_York Art Explorers - Fall Session Explore art history with story time and a process focused project inspired by an artist. Ages 4-7. All supplies provided. Registration required. Contact Vanessa at vsalo@alexlibraryva.org/703.746.1744 Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Explore art history with story time and a process focused project inspired by an artist. Ages 4-7. All supplies provided. Registration required. Contact Vanessa at vsalo@alexlibraryva.org/703.746.1744

We're back for our fall session featuring 4 new artists! Art Explorers is a themed story time followed by an art project that allows children to explore the techniques of famous artists. Each session will focus on one artist from history - a story time will introduce children to the artist's life and works and provide inspiration and context for the project that follows. The art project will be in the style of our weekly artist and will include everything from collage to painting with different mediums to drawing with oil pastels. The focus is early art appreciation and allowing children to explore their creativity. It's the process, not the product, that matters in Art Explorers!

Art Explorers is an independent experience for ages 4-7. Caregivers should expect to allow children to work independently but must stay in children's section for the entirety of the program. All supplies provided.

Registration required - space is limited to 18 children per session. Application forms will be available at the children's reference desk on Monday, September 16. Filling out an application form is not a guarantee of acceptance – accepted applicants will be emailed by Monday, September 30 to confirm their enrollment. Priority is given to children who have not yet been able to attend a previous session.

It is important to note that by registering, you are registering for a package of 4 sessions – it is not an option to register for single sessions of the program. If demand exceeds space limitations, names will be drawn and those who are not selected will be added to a waitlist. The waitlist will close when registration for the program closes. If there are any no call/no show participants for two sessions, they will forfeit their registration and their slot will be given to another child off the waitlist.

Contact Vanessa Salo with any questions at vsalo@alexlibraryva.org or 703.746.1744

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
Mon, May 25 Closed
(Memorial Day)
Tue, May 26 Closed
Wed, May 27 Closed
Thu, May 28 Closed
Fri, May 29 Closed
Sat, May 30 Closed
Sun, May 31 Closed

About the library

Parking: No library parking lot.  Street parking is available.  A paid parking lot is available on the 100 block of North Alfred Street. 

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1 mile) and King Street Stations (1.1 miles). 
  • Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E, 11Y
  • DASH Bus: AT2/AT5/AT8
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus

Upcoming events

Tue, May 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and Baby for rhymes, songs and yoga activities just right for children ages 12-23 months. Please pre-register for this series.Register

Tue, May 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa for stories, songs & more fun for your family. Stories, songs & more fun for ages 2+Register

Tue, May 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Use what you have at home to build your domestic arts. Register

Tue, May 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amanda each week as she guides you step-by-step in drawing cartoon-style characters and objects. Have your pencils, paper, and felt-tip pen ready! LET'S GET DRAWING!

Tue, May 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Tue, May 26, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in!

Tue, May 26, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, as well as suffrage efforts in Virginia, at the Virtual Women’s Suffrage Centennial Wikipedia Editing Workshop.Register

Wed, May 27, 10:00am - 10:40am
Virtual
Get moving at home--help Miss Lisa tell favorite picture book stories with yoga!Register

Wed, May 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Join others online to play this twist on a classic word guessing game.Register

Wed, May 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join Courtney McEllen, of Volunteer Alexandria, to learn what volunteering looks like during the pandemic and how one can support the Alexandria community in a safe and responsible manner. Register

Wed, May 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne for a peek outside her window, a story or two and some of our favorite songs. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but other children can join us!

Wed, May 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a special evening edition of Handcraft Meet-up! Share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Wed, May 27, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
Learn about making an estate plan with or without a lawyer. Find out what resources the library has to offer, and get basic information about wills & trusts, probate and what makes up an estate plan. Register

Thu, May 28, 11:00am - 11:20am
Virtual
Who says you have to sit still when reading? Jump, jump and jump some more as we read "Jump!" by Scott Fischer.Register

Thu, May 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Thu, May 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Connect with your local community to cope during these uncertain times. Join this facilitated discussion with low vision optometrists, peers, & other resources from our community. All are welcome!

Thu, May 28, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual
Join Miss Katie virtually as we read and craft together! Virtual programming runs shorter than our traditional programming. Ages 3+ Register

Thu, May 28, 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Virtual
Join Miss Amy for songs, rhymes and a story geared toward ages 3-5. Today we will be celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Thu, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group!Register

Thu, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the food industry in interesting ways. As Virginia and the country begin to reopen, we consider how will this affect the landscape of our lives.Register

Thu, May 28, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join William & Mary's Adrienne Berard for a presentation about her book, “Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South.”Register

Thu, May 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual Knit Nite meet-up! Get help with your knitting projects or just chat with your friends and knitting volunteers. Ages 8-18.

Fri, May 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Spitfire Book Club has gone digital! Check out YouTube every Friday morning for the newest episode! No registration required, watch anytime on YouTube!

Fri, May 29, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Baby" and learn yoga games to play your infant (ages 6 weeks-11 months). Register

Fri, May 29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Enjoy this mixed level, accessible Hatha style Yoga class where you will practice traditional Yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques.Register

Fri, May 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Have you been reading a lot of Young Adult books during quarantine? Are you looking for a good read? Join our Teen Librarian every Friday to talk about everything Young Adult! All ages welcome.

Sat, May 30, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual
Learn how to make dinner rolls and buns! Just in time for summer time bbqs!

Mon, Jun 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Katie for our Virtual Toddler Rock N' Read. We'll be sharing a story and singing several of our favorite songs! Please register for this event!Register

Mon, Jun 01, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Virtual
Songs, rhymes, yoga, and more interactive fun to share with our littlest friends. Ages 0-24 months.Register

Tue, Jun 02, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
Stories and a whole lot more!Register

Tue, Jun 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual presentation of Professor Stephen Ruth's program "Things That Keep Me Up at Night: Technology’s Severest Challenges." Register

Tue, Jun 02, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Virtual
Let's play and explore!Register

Tue, Jun 02, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Want to practice your Spanish? Join us for an hour of informal conversation with fellow learners. Participants should have a conversational level of Spanish at a minimum. Register