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July 2020

Rock Painting for Kids

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Please join us for a virtual rock painting session. All you will need is acrylic paint, a paint brush and few smooth rocks of your choosing. They make great garden or lawn decorations! While you paint, notice Botelle Elementary School's vegetable garden in the background. Hidden behind the school lies a wonderful garden containing 16 raised beds. This year, we are growing a wide variety of vegetables that we will be sharing with our town. Come check it out in…

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Workshop: Making Sun Catchers and Wind Chimes

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Learn how to make sun catchers or wind chimes from objects you find around your house. Metal sculptor Karen Rossi teaches the art of choosing materials and adjusting the right balance. You'll need a hanger, beads and buttons, thin wire and something to cut it with. Everyone in the family will enjoy this one. Download a printable materials list.

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Workshop: Printing with Leaves and Found Materials

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Join artist/printmaker Susan Rood as she demonstrates how to use leaves, found materials, paint and paper to create art. Fun for all ages but the very young will probably need some help. Materials List Leaves with obvious, raised veins are best. Please use care when gathering. Cut or break off gently, don’t pull. Watch out for poison ivy. (Leaves of three = leave them be!) Look for different sizes and shapes. Enjoy the search. Found materials such as clean plastic…

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February 2021

Lego Design Challenge

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Use Legos to build something that represents you, then share your creation with others! At Norfolk's Botelle Elementary School students in grades K-6 participated in this challenge, following the engineering design process: an iterative series of steps that guides engineers as they solve problems. Watch this video to learn more about the process and see the creative ways that students represented themselves with 3D Lego designs. If you are inspired to create your own Lego representation of yourself, share it…

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Ukulele Lesson 201 with More Chords

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Former Island Records recording artist Michael Cobb has been playing guitar and ukulele since 1990. Originally from Norfolk, Conn., he has toured the U.S. and Spain, playing and singing in many languages. This ukulele lesson features a more advanced song with more chords: Here Comes the Sun, by George Harrison and the Beatles. Download a pdf of the chords and tabs to use for this lesson.

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Ukulele Lesson 101 for Chord Beginners

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Former Island Records recording artist Michael Cobb has been playing guitar and ukulele since 1990. Originally from Norfolk, Conn., he has toured the U.S. and Spain, playing and singing in many languages. In this ukulele lesson for chord beginners, Michael teaches C, F, G and Am, with which you can play hundreds of songs. The song played here is Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land.

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