Items tagged with Grade4

Advanced Robotics Club: LEGO NXT/EV3

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robotics Build and program robots with Lego EV3 or Lego NXT kits with staff from CompuChild. Projects may include: a music box, silly walk robot, cars, drawing ‘bots, and toys/animals.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
Grades 4-8.

For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Limit 15; free with a $15 refundable deposit; register online. 

This is a free program for those who attend. Because we are able to admit only a limited number of students, you will be charged $15 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org and we can fill your spot.

Program Room
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

On-Camera Acting Workshop for Kids: Grades 4-7

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Actress, singer and dancer Alexa Lane leads this on-camera acting intensive workshop which introduces young actors to the skills needed to perform in theatrical productions, commercials, film and television. Topics covered include acting technique, how to approach a script, character development, cold reading and commercial acting. All students will work on-camera and receive a video of their work for review. Grades 4-7. Register online (coming soon).

Class includes:

  • Individual monologues for auditions and interviews for agents and managers
  • Scene study
  • On camera technique
  • Audition technique and Cold Reading
  • Voice and Diction
  • Mindfulness techniques to calm nervous energy
  • Commercial Acting

Alexa Lane has made it her mission to help others develop their artistic gifts, and live a healthy, joyful life. As a professional dancer, singer, and actress, Alexa performed in a variety of musical theatre, television, and film productions in the United States and Europe. Her credits include: Sweet Charity, Singin’ in the Rain, Sugar Babies, My One and Only, The Runner Stumbles, The Matchmaker, Street Scene and Days of Our Lives.

Alexa is a proud member of the theatrical unions Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. She holds a degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Exercise Science and multiple certifications in fitness and wellness. She studied dance in Connecticut and New York and is trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, and musical theatre. She studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

Alexa is the author of two audiobooks on yoga, Illumine and Yoga Breakthrough, and has been featured as a leading expert on Fitness and Wellness both online and on television. She is currently working on Child Evolve, a documentary film about the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for children that she created, directed, and choreographed. You may learn more about Alexa and her classes on her studio website www.SomaSamadhi.com or www.alexalane.com.
 

Program Room
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Grade7, Grade6, Grade5, Grade4

Family Rummikub: Grades3&up

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Know how to play? Great!
Want to learn? Even better! 
Grades 3 & up

Program Room
Family
Fun, Teen

LEGO EV3 TinkerShops : Grades 4-5

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For students entering Grades 4 & 5 in fall 2018. Build and program robots with Lego EV3 kits. Projects may include: a music box, silly walk robot, cars, drawing ‘bots, and toys/animals. Participants should bring iphones or android phones to the TinkerShop to control their robots. Grades 4-5.

Register online.

TinkerShop for Grades 6-8 link.

This is a free program for those who attend. Because we are able to admit only a limited number of students, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and we can fill your spot. 

 

 

Program Room
Grade 4, Grade 5
Grade5, Grade4, Maker Kids

Encounter Comics!

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT BARNES AND NOBLE IN WESTPORT

Join us at the Westport Barnes & Noble for a day of comic books and creation.

Meet Eisner Award-winner Franco and Eisner-nominated artist Sara Richard and check out their new book, The Ghost, The Owl

Our MakerSpace will also be on hand for Family Maker Sunday focused on making your own comics. We'll use Lego Story Starter software to combine Legos building with comics writing to create cool digital comics! 

And as a special treat, swing by early to pick up free comic books from DC, Marvel, and others! (While supplies last.) 

Special thanks to the always amazing Aw Yeah Comics in Harrison, NY, for their support in this awesome event! 

Location & partner: Barnes & Noble, 1076 Post Road East

Franco has filled his life with all things art related! He has also worked on critically acclaimed series like SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES, SUPER POWERS and the New York Times bestseller, multi Eisner award winning series TINY TITANS for DC Comics! He is the proud owner of AW YEAH COMICS publishing and retail stores featuring ACTION CAT and ADVENTURE BUGAuthor, illustrator of the popular DINO-MIKE chapter book series! Franco has worked for DARK HORSE COMICS, ARCHIE COMICS, IDW, ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT, CARTOON NETWORK as well as others.

 

 

 

Credits of Sara Ricahrd's past work are the kid’s book from Yen Press, “Kitty and Dino” which was nominated for a 2013 Eisner Award (Best Publication for Young Readers). She has been steadily working on variant covers for the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic series from IDW. She has also contributed interior art to a couple Pony tales. Other work from IDW includes covers for Jem and The Holograms and an interior story for Ghostbusters. She is the illustrator of the DC Collectables’ Justice League Tarot Card Set and has done variant covers for Marvel’s Deadpool, Dynamite’s Bob’s Burgers and Oni Press’ Rick and Morty

Other
Maker Movement
All ages

LEGO Robotics Club

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robotics Join a Robotics building club with teachers from CompuChild. Each month students will be given a challenge to inspire their building and programming. Grades K-5.

For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Register online. (Materials fee, $5)

Notes: Registration is NOT transferable. A caregiver must remain in Library during the class. 

Higgins Room

Tinkershops: Fiber Arts Potpourri for Grades 3-5

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Explore different fiber arts such as silk screen, weave, sew and make hand puppets. Participants will learn basic stitching and other fiber arts skills. Register online for this 4-day program; free with $30 refundable deposit required. Grades 3-5; limit 12.

For more information, contact Margaret Pastel at mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

LEGO Robotics Club

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robotics Join a Robotics building club. Each month students will be given a challenge to inspire their building and programming. Grades K-5.

For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Register online. (Materials fee, $5)

Notes: Registration is NOT transferable. A caregiver must remain in Library during the class. 

Higgins Room

LEGO Robotics Club

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robotics
Join a Robotics building club. Each month students will be given a challenge to inspire their building and programming. Grades K-5.

For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Register online. (Materials fee, $5)

Notes: Registration is NOT transferable. A caregiver must remain in Library during the class. 

Weeks Seminar Room

HTC Vive Virtual Reality Demo

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Try the new HTC Vive headset, a new and striking Virtual Reality experience! While Oculus Rift users are encouraged to sit down when using that hardware, the Vive promises to be more of an interactive experience that is reminiscent of Nintendo’s Wii video gaming platform. The HTC Vive allows you to move around and physically interact with your virtual environment.

Ages 8 through adult

NOTE: please check for possible cancellations on holiday weekends with westportmakes [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Maker Movement, Family
Maker