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Art Installation with Full STEAMM Ahead

November 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


“Join Full STEAMM Ahead, as we partner with Love Without Borders for our latest magical STEAMM themed (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math and Mindfulness) adventure. Children, of all ages, are invited to join us on a journey throughout the Middle East and Greece to help create a Multicultural Sensory Installation guaranteed to delight the senses.

Activities Include:
-Multicultural Sensory Art Installation
Witness your child move to the rhythm of beautiful music from the Middle East in this unique cultural immersion experience. All participants will be provided with their own canvas, tape (symbolic of artists masking their emotions and feelings) and will be permitted to choose from a variety of mediums such as spices, natural organic paints and coffee to produce a novel type of sensory perception installation. The project will then be enhanced using various chemical reactions. At the end of the project, children will peel off the tape to reveal the new reality in which we live. This unique opportunity will be facilitated by Bank Street educator and owner of The Wild Child Organic Artist, Antonia Fthenakis. www.wildchildorganicartist.com

-Awakening of Senses
What brings out the flavor of humanity is diversity. You are invited to practice the art of mindfulness for a whimsical awakening of the senses. Participants will be invited to to imprint their feet in middle eastern spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, turmeric and mint as they explore portals to new worlds filled with inspiration. The program is designed to align us to the experience of being alive in this magical universe. Tasting all the diverse flavors we find our shared humanity. Together we are whole.

Led by Dr. Hildur Palsdottir, Treesister, environmental educator, ordained interfaith minister, Reiki Master and mindfulness instructor at Sol Center of Port Washington

-Love Without Borders Art Show-For Refugees in Need Art Show
Please join us in welcoming humanitarian Kayra Martinez who will exhibit pieces of artwork created by children and adult refugees currently living in refugee camps and housing communities in northern and central Greece. The traveling exhibit will display the refugees’ artwork which highlights their hopes, dreams and individual experiences.They have been displaced by war and have fled their home countries in search of a peaceful place to live and raise their families. At this time, this exhibition has traveled to over 40 cities around the world. All works of art will be available for purchase. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the artist child and their family.
For more information regarding this organization please visit this link:
https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/europes-border-crisis/art-program-helps-syrian-iraqi-refugee-children-recover-war-n722466 or visit the website at http://lovewithoutborders4refugees.com/contribute/

-Syrian Coffee Reading For Kids
The century old practice of reading images in coffee grounds, commonly known as tasseography, is a fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in coffee grounds. In this child friendly adaptation, participants will learn to produce a natural paint and create lovely coffee ground art. The artwork will then be interpreted by our expert tasseographer to predict the mysteries of the universe and the future. Guaranteed to delight the young and the old.

-The Sweet Taste of Syria: For Syrians, food is a reflection of a rich and diverse culture that has been forged and blended through years of conquests, migrations and trade, and which brings together the dishes of so many cultures. Children and adults will have the opportunity to sample various Syrian foods such as mulukhiyah, kibbeh, za’atar, khubz, and traditional syrian sweets provided by Petra Grill.

Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and to “dress for mess”.

This workshop is open to both children and adults but is recommended for people ages 3 and up.

There is no charge for the program but reservations are required in advance. You may register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multicultural-steamm-sensory-installation-tickets-51886171937?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

Feel free to contact us If you or your child has any special needs or with any questions at info@fullsteammahead.org. We will make every effort to provide special accommodations.

*This is a STEAMM Event.The philosophy of STEAMM revolves around the merging of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math and Mindfulness to produce a more well-rounded educational experience.”


November 17, 2018
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Full STEAMM Ahead


Port Washington Public Library
1 Library Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050 United States
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