Where are those free art workshops that you need right about now to rescue you from those long, long hazy days of summer?
Feeling up to the challenge I looked around and found a program that is hosted by one of my favorite theme parks: Socrates Sculpture Park, located in Astoria, Queens.
Weekend art workshops for kids and adults. Saturdays to be exact. Here's how it works: you drop by the park at 11:00 am, and participate in an art project with a new artist every week. If you don't get your kids motivated that early fear not, another workshop starts at 3:00 pm.
On Aug 13th , join Brooklyn sculptor Zak Kitnick in creating "The Dinner Party" by using your creative chops and imagination to turn ordinary dinnerware into pieces of art.
On August 20 and 26th from 11am - 2 pm & 3pm - 7 pm workshops, join artists Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles in transforming the park into a puppetscape with a Homeric twang to it. "Odysseus at Hell Gate" is the title of the project that will be produced-with your help of course- and performed at the Park. The arge-scale puppet making project will be paraded in a performance event on Sunday, August 28th. Your kids will be introduced to the world of puppetry from creation to performance. We aren't going to miss this one. Are you?