We’ll design and build little boats using simple tools and then test them on miniature waterways with fans providing wind! We’ll learn from each other’s successes and share ideas about how to improve our designs. To add to the festivities, we will name our boats and create colorful banners for them.
Use These Items to Build a Boat!
Our projects will connect us to a bit of Springfield’s history, as a town that has used the water power of the Black River. We’ll take a short walking trip to see some of Springfield’s historical sites. Diane Kemble and Melissa Post are the workshop leaders.
(Workshop location Congregational Church, across the street from VAULT.)
Drawing Steampunk Workshop
For Age 10 and up In this class, taught by artist Christine Mix, kids will gear up for Steampunk Festival by learning to draw Steampunk and create their own worlds, with Steampunk cars, planes, boats, towns, characters, whatever your mind can dream of, and learn a few basic drawing skills.
Students will learn a little history of Steampunk, and brainstorm on paper for their own stories and personal projects. Students are encouraged to bring their own favorite toy boats, planes, trains, cars, dolls, stuffed animals, watches, hats, shoes, clothing, etc. to use as drawing props.
(Workshop location is VAULT.)
Gallery at the VAULT Summer Art Camps
August 18, 19, 20 9:00 to 12:00 noon
Cost for each Art Camp is $35. Registration and payment due by Friday, Aug. 14.
Come to Gallery at the VAULT to gear up for and get a taste of what will be at the Springfield Steampunk Festival in September. What is it? Steampunk is a mix of Victorian fantasy and fun with some science fiction thrown in as well. It is retro/futuristic, gear/steam related. A perfect match for Springfield. VAULT's show includes hats and jewelry which you can wear for the festival as well as craft and fine art related to the genre. Artists Lynette Carsten, Sloane Dawson, Tim Campbell, Sue Carey and Freida Post have used their imaginations to create art you are sure to enjoy. We also have Martha Welch's beautiful vintage button jewelry.
The show will run from July 15 through September 16.
The Festival is September 11, 12, 13.
Two main venues ... Great Hall and the Hartness House Inn.