Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer, Kids, and Shake Rag Alley

What could possibly go together better than summer, kids, and the magic of Shake Rag Alley?

Youth Summer Program

Mask making

The Shake Rag grounds are a child's paradise and with the Summer Youth Program in full swing our campus is alive with youthful creative energy.

Our Summer Youth Program kids have been making masks, painting chairs, doing batik, paper quilling, soap carving, and creating polymer pendants and the ever popular "cementimals" (fanciful cement and mosaic animal creatures).

Painted chairs

There are classes for both elementary school and middle/high school. If you'd like to get in on the fun, the Youth Program runs through August. Although many classes are full, there are a few openings and some new sections have been added. But don't delay...openings do fill fast.

Click here to check out the schedule for the remainder of the summer.

Tour of Fairy Homes

The 2nd annual Fairy Tour of Homes on Memorial Day weekend marked the kick-off of summer family events at Shake Rag Alley. Dozens of delightful fairy homes (think small...really small) were placed around the grounds in just the perfect spot for viewing.

Anyone who found one irresistible could take it home with a winning bid at the Silent Auction. Or, new this year, kids (of all ages) could even make their own fairy home.

(The Quonset Hut Fairy home is a total hoot.)

Family Festival

Stiltwalker Ben Moffat welcomes families to Family Fest

Family Festival in mid-June provided a ton of fun for the whole family with children's crafts, music and poetry, puppetry, art scavenger hunt, ballooning, face painting, and family oriented performances on Alley Stage.


Paint a Shake Rag bench

Butterfly collages

Southwest Academy of Ballet Arts performance on Alley Stage

Music with Taku Ronsman

4th of July Parade

Under the tutelage of artists Carole Spelic' and Richard Moninski, the Youth Program will be hard at work this week creating another giant Papier Mache Creature for the 4th of July Parade in Mineral Point.

Here's Carole and Richard with last year's creation. 
Join us at the parade to see what they come up with next...we can't wait!

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