Visit DINOSAURS IN MOTION on Saturdays throughout the summer, and get hands-on with local artists! Artists will be on site in the exhibition with activities and demonstrations, so that you are you family can explore where art and science meet.

Upcoming Creative Saturdays: 

June 14: David Steward, Lion Forge Comics

Lion Forge is a St. Louis-based transmedia studio with a focus on digital publishing. With both original and licensed titles, Lion Forge brings together the brightest talent to acquire and develop content and character franchises within the comic book, television, film and interactive gaming industries. Lion Forge applies cinematic elements to each property to create compelling, story-driven experiences from start to finish, bringing unique entertainment experiences to both traditional and digital marketplaces.
See Lion Forge artists at work! Try your hand at drawing digitally and get your portrait sketched by a Lion Forge artist.

June 21: Libby Reuter, Watershed Cairns Water Marked With Art;

Libby Reuter’s art focuses on the St. Louis region and its connections to, and across, the rivers. Since March 2011 the artists, Joshua Rowan and Libby Reuter, have been creating images that draw attention to our watershed -- places in the St. Louis Region where the land is collecting the water, cleaning and conducting it to streams, and then to the Missouri and finally the Mississippi River. Reuter and Rowan set out to mark little known waterscapes where one can see the watershed at work or where the natural streams have been harmed or buried. Libby creates markers for the watershed, which she calls cairns, out of found-glass sculptures. Libby and Josh place the sculptures, Josh photographs them, and then the fragile cairns are removed.

You will have an opportunity to learn more about this project and to make your own cairn using recycled materials.

June 28: Kristy Daum, Quilt Artist

See modern quilt artist Kristy Daum at work, learn the steps involved in creating a quilt (design, cutting, piecing, layering, basting, quilting), and participate in the creation of improv quilt blocks.
Kristy Daum has been sewing since she was a child and quilting for almost as long. Founder and President of the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild, Kristy loves to demonstrate and talk about modern quilting. She lectures and teaches workshops on quilting and has her own line of quilt patterns.

 July 5: Maker Space

Using a variety of materials, make your own kinetic dinosaur sculptures.

July 12: Jeffery Johnson, Handmade Family

Jeffrey’s talents include illustration, watercolor painting, and woodcrafts. Jeffrey will demonstrate his drawing talents and teach you simple techniques demonstrating that anyone can draw!

Handmade Family is a collaborative effort between husband and wife team Amy and Jeffrey Johnson. Using their backgrounds in art and education, they create back-to-basics gifts and toys that promote imaginative play, problem solving, comfort and creativity. See more at: http://lifewithgirls.net/handmade- Jeffrey Johnson

July 19: Amber Bledsoe, Printmaking

Learn about the printmaking process and design your own print.

July 26: Suzanne Shenkman Designs

Watch Suzanne make new creations and use your creativity to make a new object using a repurposed tie.

Suzanne Shenkman’s eco-friendly designs include ties from the 1940s to the 1980s. She also uses antique buttons, costume jewelry, vintage textiles, ribbons and remnant fabrics in her creations. In all of her work, she repurposes, reuses, and recycles as much as possible.

August 2: Kristy Daum, Quilt Artist

See modern quilt artist Kristy Daum at work, learn the steps involved in creating a quilt (design, cutting, piecing, layering, basting, quilting), and participate in the creation of improv quilt blocks.
Kristy Daum has been sewing since she was a child and quilting for almost as long. Founder and President of the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild, Kristy loves to demonstrate and talk about modern quilting. She lectures and teaches workshops on quilting and has her own line of quilt patterns.

August 9: Suzanne Shenkman Designs

Watch Suzanne make new creations and use your creativity to make a new object using a repurposed tie.

Suzanne Shenkman’s eco-friendly designs include ties from the 1940s to the 1980s. She also uses antique buttons, costume jewelry, vintage textiles, ribbons and remnant fabrics in her creations. In all of her work, she repurposes, reuses, and recycles as much as possible.

August 16: Jeffery Johnson, Handmade Family

Jeffrey’s talents include illustration, watercolor painting, and woodcrafts. Jeffrey will demonstrate his drawing talents and teach you simple techniques demonstrating that anyone can draw!

Handmade Family is a collaborative effort between husband and wife team Amy and Jeffrey Johnson. Using their backgrounds in art and education, they create back-to-basics gifts and toys that promote imaginative play, problem solving, comfort and creativity. See more at: http://lifewithgirls.net/handmade- Jeffrey Johnson

 August 23:Amber Bledsoe, Printmaking

Learn about the printmaking process and design your own dinosaur masterpiece!

August 30: Chris Weiss, Arch Reactor, Local Hacker Space

Arch Reactor is a space for techies, tinkerers and free-thinkers. See a 3D printer at work and other current projects at our local hacker space and come up with some ideas of your own!

 

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
For Kids & Familes