Treadwell – Bright Hill Press and Literary Center has announced workshops and a book club for kids and teens to run through winter and spring of 2019. The Center, on Church Street in Treadwell, will feature Bertha Rogers in its Winter Break-Winter I offering Icebergs: How they’re made, how they calve, how they flip for kids between 6 and 14.
An iceberg or ice mountain is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water. Participants will learn how they are formed and where they live and die, then write about icebergs. In addition to writing poetry and prose about them, the authors will then create sculptures of icebergs and the oceans where they live. The workshop will be taught from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for the five days of the February 18 – 22 winter break.
The spring break workshop scheduled for April 15 – 19 will be Cave Art: Who made it and why, also taught by Bertha Roberts. In this workshop, cave paintings are also known as “parietal art” will be studied. These are painted drawings on cave walls or ceilings, mainly of prehistoric origin, dated to some 40,000 years ago in Eurasia. In addition to study of ancient cave art, from Indonesia (the oldest) to Europe, students will make their own miniature caves with art inside, and create pictograph poems and stories. Winter II will run from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for the five days of the spring break.
Pre-registration is essential for the programs. To register, visit brighthillpress.org or call 607.829.5055