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Saturday, April 15 – 10:00am-5:00pm
|The Village, a highly interactive part of the art festival, continues to grow in popularity and experience offerings. Children’s Programs including, Pop-Up Studios will offer art projects for children to make while they experience a wide variety of art media reflecting the art of the participating professional artists. Community Partners will inform and educate visitors while providing art activities for children and adults. Jacques LeMoyne Living History Encampment will be located on the grassy knoll in Lewis Park with opportunities for learning about the first European artist to visit Florida and fun photo ops. There will be fun foods, games, chalk art, pop-up entertainment and much more.|
|“Last year we went to the LeMoyne Arts Festival for the first time, and I have I say, it was our favorite festival all year. There were probably a dozen separate booths with activities and crafts for my kids to try, including pipe cleaner sculpture, several types of painting, clay, fashion photography, and more! I think their favorite was getting to try their hand at the pottery wheel. We got to see all the amazing chalk art (and contribute to it) on the roadway, and blow bubbles with wands and giant loops on the hill. We hadn’t allowed enough time in the day and had to leave before even scratching the surface. This year we are making a day of it and hope it’ll be an annual tradition my kids look forward to for years to come!” Audrey Charice Haas|
Schedule of Village Events
COMMUNITY PARTNERS – Located on North Gadsden Street.
Community Partners, just like you, want to support and share the love of art and offer FREE interactive or simple make and take art activities and useful educational experiences.
Sustainable Tallahassee – Kick the Bottle – learn about reducing plastic waste
The Sharing Tree – Recycled Materials Art – make an art project
Sustainable Tallahassee – Rags 2 Bags – pick up your free reusable bag
Sustainable Tallahassee – Interactive display to promote recycling and composting
Sustainable Tallahassee – Interactive display for adults showing examples of sustainable living
UF/IFAS Leon County Extension- Ask Your Local Gardener
Pyramid Studios Inc. – Developmentally disabled artists present their talents
Consumer Institute – Create your own piggy bank
JUBILEE FARMS – Free samples of locally grown blueberries from Jubilee Farms!
Jacques Le Moyne & His Living History Tent – The namesake of LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Jacques Le Moyne – the first European artist to document our states beauty – will be greeting visitors and posing for pictures. Be sure to ask him about his adventures in La Florida in 1562-64, take a selfie, and get a gold livre sticker commemorating your visit to the festival. Our Jacques are professionally interpreted by the actors of Theatre with a Mission. Pick up a Jacques Le Moyne coloring book; watch an animated video of the French Huguenots expedition in Florida; and see Le Moyne’s sketches of early Florida.
CHILDREN’S POP-UP STUDIOS – Randolph Park
Experience the 10 POP UP ART STUDIOS which reflect the art media presented in the Chain of Parks Art Festival. It’s FREE and FUN so leave some time to visit these interactive studios.
Clay Studio – Art Mentor: Kyle Maurey of Maclay
Experience working with clay by making coil or pinch pots.
Drawing and Graphics Studio – Art Mentors: Mark Fletcher and members of the Sketch Crawl Group
Learn from this experienced group of sketch artists through demonstrations and have an opportunity to create a sketch of your own.
Glass Studio – Art Mentor: Carla Hutchinson from Arts After School
Make a project related to the process of making art from glass.
Fiber Arts Studio – Art Mentor: Alexandra Ifland of LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts
Experience working with fabric and other fiber art materials.
Jewelry Studio – Art Mentor: Michelle Pellito of Capital City Music Therapy
Mixed Media Studio – Art Mentor: Tyler Cintron, Instructor/Owner of The Brush and Palette Studio
Painting with Acrylic Studio – Art Mentor: Kathleen Carter, Instructor/Owner of Starry Night Studio
Painting with Watercolor Studio – Art Mentor: Kata Faust of Betton Hills Preparatory School
Photography Studio – Art Mentor: Georgiana Hatch of Fine Art Photography. In this photo booth, dress up in artful costumes and take a portrait of your final creation.
Sculpture Studio – Art Mentor: Molly Kegley and Instructors, FSU Behavioral Science Department
MORE FUN ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT
EASTER EGG HUNT: Starting at 1:00 PM on Sunday, children become little explorers and search for EcoEggs!
FACE PAINTING! Artist, Karen Mercer from Fairy Dust Face Painting
DISCOVER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS! FSU Marching Chiefs at the FSU College of Music’s Instrument Petting Zoo have instruments that children are encouraged to pick up and try out (Saturday only)
Playground Music Tallahassee will provide up close encounters with musical instruments (Sunday only)
GET INTO CHALK ART ON THE STREET: FAMU Art Student, Tatjana Lightbourn, has ideas on how you can create your own public art.
MASON’S MUSIC: Experience percussion instruments including maracas, tambourines, triangles, boom whackers, and other world instruments.
Festival Children’s Program Chair, Kathleen Carter
|KATHLEEN CARTER is a local artist and art educator. She majored in art at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama and earned her MA in Art Education from Florida State University, graduating with honors for both degrees. She has taught grades Kindergarten through college and currently owns Starry Night Studio, a teaching studio for children and adults. Kathleen’s remarkable talent can be seen in her beautiful work, painted with oils in an expressionistic style focusing on rich saturated colors. Her painting interests and styles have evolved from realism, based on photographs, to abstract interpretations. The excitement of exploring new ideas keeps her in perpetual pursuit of expression.|