Go Green Babies, Toddlers,  Preschoolers, and Kinders!

Starts June 5, 2017  Enroll Today or Through the First Week of Class-June 12, 2017.  Library Invoices Accepted. 12 LEU Approved (Indiana)

Discover environmentally friendly art projects and programs for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in this Online Workshop for preschool staff, librarians and parents.

It's never too early to introduce your very young library participants and their parents and caregivers to the environment and fun recycling projects programs.

Babies, Toddlers, Pre-schoolers, and Kinders love nature.  Learn how to use this natural appreciation to create art projects and programs.  Find out how to use recyclables to create puppets for story time, pull toys for play, hats for musical and dance activities, and more.  Librarians, preschool teachers, library and teacher assistants, volunteers and parents will gain valuable resources.

Young children love flowers and the natural environment. Teach parents how to use field trips and documentation of the experience to help children learn about nature and remember the experience. How can you responsibly reuse or substitute materials to create fun, educational, and interesting art supplies and programming. 

Join others and art expert and author Valerie Colston.  The online workshop is 4 weeks in length. Access the class at your leisure 24/7.  Fee $99.00 Library Invoices accepted.

Instructor Valerie Colston, M.A. is an art professor and author with many years of experience developing and teaching art programs as an Art Performer at several San Diego local libraries.  She has taught 100 Art Ideas for Teachers at the University of California, Extension in San Diego, California and a variety of Art history courses online through colleges and universities.  Her book 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills published by Barrons Educational Series has received outstanding reviews appearing in School Library Journal, National Art Education Association newsletter, and more.  Her "It's Easy to be a Green Teen" appeared in  the youth librarian publication Voices of Youth Advocates October 09 issue.  She is also the author of Teens Go Green!  Tips, Techniques, Tools and Themes for YA Programming.  Libraries Unlimited Professional guides for Young Adult Librarians Series 2012.  An exhibiting artist her artwork was  included in a group show titled HOME at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and as a Solo artist in an ongoing traveling show of Kimono artworks at library around the country.

Comments from librarians who recently completed the class.

I enjoyed making my bus for the field trip. I don't often take the time to create something like that. I've already put it on a back to school display in our children's dept.

I would recommend this class to others just starting out in children's services programming.

The most helpful info was to remember to include volunteers from the local garden club, or garden nursery to come and share an activity for a Family Story Time program.

I really liked the paper cup fish with the moving tail. I had a blast making multiple polk-a-dotted and zebra striped fish for an object lesson for kids and parents of children ages 2-8.

The most helpful information was the reminder to not forget to incorporate famous artists in programs. Often we are so focused on using recyclable materials, that we forget how they naturally work together.

The most fun project for me was creating the paper cup fish.

 I've never though about having a guest come in and present during a young children's program, though we do for the elementary age and adults often. Just that simple statement was an ah-ha moment for me.

For more information Contact-Valerie Colston through email at art259@hotmail.com

Enroll Today.  This is a 4 week workshop only $99.00 (USD)  UK, Canadian, Australian and other currency accepted on the Pay Pal secure website.

You may purchase the class through pay pal below or if you prefer an invoice contact me at art259@hotmail.com

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