Monthly Archives: March 2011

To Do: 3/26 and 3/27

Happy Birds*

Construct a catapult that will toss pingpong birds
into fields of flowers.

A demonstration that girls build catapults too…
and in their own way.

For ages 6 and up.

Fee: $9, $6 for members

Saturday March 26th, 1 – 2 pm

Sunday March 27th, 1 – 2 pm

*The name created by Josephine and Stephanie from St. Thomas School, which makes them its design patent holders.

Launching a next generation.

Volunteers from the Yale Women’s Day of Service
will prepare parts for our new game.

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Learn to Sew

Demystify sewing at The Studio of Martha Burns.

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Site Projects Film Shorts Competition 2011

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Artist’s Call for Entries: Leonardo Challenge 2011

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To Do: March 12th and 13th

The New: Pi Truck

Monday (3/14) is Pi Day.  We’ll serve ours up a little early. Construct a Big Green Pi Truck.*

Discover the recipe:

If you know a wheel’s diameter, you know how far it will roll. It’s as easy as pie.

Straightforward enough for a 6 year old, a delight for everyone else.

*A tribute to our favorite Big Green Pizza Pi Truck,

Sadly, no pizza today.

Saturday and Sunday, 1-2 pm

$10, $7 for members.

The Classic: Square Crows

Six Crows is Leo Lionni’s fable for cooperation and peace. Construct a Square Crow, a Scare Crow from blocks of wood and imagination. Discover the moral: Words can make magic and smiles.

Suitable for children 5 and above.

Saturday and Sunday, 1-2 pm.

$7, $5 for members.

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Follow sculptor/woodworker Sylvie Rosenthal’s work:

You will see motifs, artfully rendered, that look familiar. Here ramshackle houses rise from the back of a serene and elegant ram. The houses could have been built here. They were. Sylvia was a student and apprentice who helped develop our workshop’s style, form, and vision.

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