An Infopeople online course, January 29 to February 25, 2013
Teens and pre-teens appreciate and celebrate the environment. You can support their interests by involving them in hands-on programs with environmentally responsible themes. This course will bring the fun back into your programming! You will learn to:
· Rethink “art” and look at everyday objects in new ways
· Discover methods and materials for reusing, recycling, and repurposing
· Demonstrate and teach art skills
· Plan programs and events that are art-based and eco-friendly
Course Description: In this four-week online course you will find resources, best practices, and useful tips and techniques that can be applied immediately to library programming for teens and pre-teens. You will be encouraged to develop and share photos of hands-on projects with nature or environmental themes, as well as plans for programs and events that are art-based and eco-friendly. No previous art background or experience is required; this course is for all art ability levels. During the fourth week, there will be an online meeting for demonstrating and discussing specific projects and programs. The instructor has years of experience in developing and teaching library art programs and will help you develop a portfolio of ideas and projects for future program planning.
Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.