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Miniature Woodland Habitat and Magical Characters with Lenore Lyons (Ages 6-11)


July 22 @ 10:00 am
July 26 @ 12:00 pm
$195 – $210
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Cape Cod Museum of Art
60 Hope Lane
Dennis, Massachusetts
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The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:
Miniature Woodland Habitat and Magical Characters with Lenore Lyons (Ages 6-11)
July 22- July 26, from 10:00 – 12:00 morning session; 1:00 – 3:00 afternoon session.
Members $195 / Non-Members $210; includes materials fee.
Ages 6-11.

Children will create their own miniature habitat for indoor fairies, gnomes, leprechauns or other tiny enchanted beings.
Each child will design, plan and build a dwelling in this fun class that puts the A for art in this highly engaging STEAM project. On the first day, students will decide on the basic shape of their house. Then, they will construct it with dowels, grapevine, and reeds. They will complete the walls by weaving or wiring fibers, raffia, and silk flowers. As the week progresses, children will stretch their imaginations while using an amazing variety of natural and “magical” materials to create different types of rooms with all the necessary furniture and comfort items.

In this special habitat class, children will have the option to build a garden for flowers or vegetables, a rustic fence, or a glistening pond. Then, Sculpey, a colorful oven-baked clay will be introduced to make any necessary foods, decorations, and accessories. On the final day, everyone will make a few miniature woodland figures to play with in the tiny magical world they created.
With permission, students will learn to use hand tools and hot glue, safely.

– Appropriate for ages 6-11
– Students must be checked in and out by an accompanying adult
– Students should bring a drink and snack each day
– An emergency contact form is required.

Lenore Lyons believes that her superpower is making art accessible to everyone. People of all ages say they feel comfortable and have fun exploring creativity in her classes. This passion led to The Key Idea®, a large-scale community art project which uses keys to inspire big ideas. Over 7000 people ages 1-100+ have created KeyStories from across the United States which have been exhibited on Cape Cod, Boston, Chicago and Washington DC, at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.
Aa a retired teacher, Lyons has developed award-winning arts education programs; in 2018 she was recognized with a VISI Award from the Cape Cod and Islands Art Educators for art education and advocacy. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, honored Lyons with the Social Collaboration in the Arts Award along with Harwich Junior Theater. Lenore Lyons teaches online and locally at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and Cape Cod Museum of Art. Follow The Key Idea on Instagram, FB and YouTube.


Programs and performance dates and times are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
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