For the past twenty years Mr. Kohler has designed and delivered many art workshops for children on the Providence summer recreation playgrounds. Programs for these playgrounds required several specific dimensions. The children need to learn a process or technique. Then, they need to practice the process. Then, they get to make an art piece by using the process. It is important that the creations are sturdy, and that they will last. I have avoided pieces that fall apart or cannot be kept beyond the time of the workshop.
Let me describe one of these workshops::For the Mosaic Workshop, I start by showing the children samples of finished mosaic pieces, photos of samples, and possible forms to start a mosaic. Then the children work with paper designing and drawing designs. We then fill ib these designs with :”tile” pieces cut from construction paper. Then, the children repeat the process again with real tile pieces, glass pieces,and shells to create a mosaic piece. After we let the pieces set-up, we cover the pieces with grout, and wipe them clean. The finished piece will last for years to come.
NOTE: We train adults how to do these workshops for teachers, librarians, day care center staff, and any other group that work with children.
Fees; We charge $6/participant, which includes all supplies. The workshops last from an hour to 90 minutes. PLEASE NOTE: we offer these workshops on a sliding scale for educational groups. scouts, recreation centers, libraries, and other not-for-profit groups. We also would be happy to create a weekly or multiple session programs.
Puppet Making Workshops
Drums and Rhythm Workshop
a) Viewing Mosaic Pieces and handling samples.
b) Make Mosaics with construction Paper.