Olana hosts dio­rama ac­tiv­ity for young­sters

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LIFE -

WHAT: Youth ac­tiv­ity, “(ART)ven­ture: My Life in Dio­rama”

WHEN: Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Wagon House Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter at Olana State His­toric Site, 5720 state Route 9G, Hud­son

DE­TAILS: Artist and au­thor Tara Al­te­brando will lead “(ART)ven­ture: My Life in dio­rama.” This event is for young­sters ages 8 to 13 and is de­signed for them to learn more about writ­ing a novel, mak­ing dio­ra­mas and how art is a tool for pro­cess­ing their ex­pe­ri­ences. Al­te­brando is the au­thor of “My Life in Dio­rama, The Bat­tle of Darcy Lane” and four other nov­els for young adults. After a read­ing and a ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion with the au­thor about her ex­pe­ri­ence of writ­ing a book for young peo­ple, par­tic­i­pants will brain­storm on pa­per about the room they will cre­ate, what fur­nish­ings or ob­jects will be in their room and what ma­te­ri­als they will use to make the room come to life. After sketch­ing out their plan, young­sters will get right to work cre­at­ing their minia­ture dio­rama world with sculpey clay, elab­o­rate pa­pers, fab­rics, paint, mark­ers and rug sam­ples. The pro­gram also in­cludes an af­ter­noon hike and time for play out­side in Olana’s land­scape, fol­lowed by hot choco­late and a book-sign­ing. The work­shop will end with an “ex­hi­bi­tion” where each par­tic­i­pant can talk about their in­vented space, and au­di­ences can share what they like about one an­other’s dio­ra­mas. Par­ents are in­vited to come in 20 min­utes early to see all the cre­ations. The cost of the pro­gram is $50 per stu­dent, which in­cludes all ma­te­ri­als, a copy of the novel and a com­plete dio­rama kit. Par­tic­i­pants should pack a bagged lunch and wear good out­er­wear. Space is lim­ited.

CON­TACT: To pre­reg­is­ter, visit olana.org/ed­u­ca­tion/ or call Olana’s Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment at (518) 8281872 ext. 105.

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