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Saturday, July 11

Indigo & Batik:Watershed

- $105

Discover the possibilities of indigo dying … an expressive and ancient art form in this fun 1-day ACP workshop. This summer, weather permitting, participants will get out the pails and the hose and learn all about indigo dyeing. Explore this mysterious dye-stuff and other natural dyes. Participants will be guided on a brief hike by a Naturalist during which time they can harvest materials (leaves, sticks, etc.) that can then be incorporated into the batik and shibori processes using indigo. Experiment with techniques of binding and winding with natural resists to create amazing patterned, bright blue and white fabrics! Soy wax batik will also be taught in conjunction with Indigo, giving students a range of skills to create traditional, ethnic batiks, as well as modern, edgy designs. Everything is provided including samples, handouts, 2 silk scarves and a cotton Tee that students will dye and take home. Participants are invited to bring in personal undyed fabrics to play with, as well. A material fee of $35 is payable to the instructor. Bring a lunch.

Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton; for more information and to register, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777.  For more information about Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, visit www.thewatershed.org.
Membership rate applies to current members of either organization.

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Character Design: Creative Writing

- $90

This new series of 1-day creative writing workshops offers students the opportunity to learn valuable techniques and methodologies to make their stories come to life. Take 1 session or 2 or all 3 for the greatest benefit to enhance creative writing skills this summer.
Character Design:
Make your characters come to life! This exciting new workshop combines a mixture of writing, creative thinking, and drawing in order to bring out your inner storyteller. Jump inside the minds of your character by learning their histories, motivations, and even what they had for breakfast! Class will cover basic drawing skills and character design techniques, so that each student can leave with a completed illustration.

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Fun With Frogs: Watershed

- $30

Join local artist and ACP instructor Libby Ramage in a one-day workshop inspired by some of the Watershed’s many “residents”. Hop on over for fun and adventure. Students will begin the session by sponge painting socks and, while those dry, they will make a plaster-wrap lily pad for their frog. Then they will fill the socks with a bird seed, seal and decorate with legs and buttons. The crowning embellishment will be the painted lily pad – suitable for any prince.

This workshop is part of ACP’s Saturday Sampler for kids at the Watershed (Water, Webs & Wings!). Register for one, two, three, or all four (for the most fun!). Art classes meet in the Watershed Center of Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association. The Watershed Center is the new LEED platinum environmental center of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association. Located on the Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township, the center showcases sustainable energy features such as a green roof, geothermal heating and cooling and an innovative wastewater wetland.
Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton; for more information and to register, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777. For more information about Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, visit www.thewatershed.org.
Membership rate applies to current members of either organization.

View more information or register.

Arabic Calligraphy Workshops

- FREE!

“Hello, what’s your name?”

Learn to write your name in Arabic Calligraphy with Faraz Khan, ACP Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence. Participants will be taught to write their name in six different Arabic styles and learn how to create a family tree in Arabic Calligraphy!

FREE and open to all ages!

Spring/Summer 2015 Artist-in-Residence

Sunday, July 12

Monday, July 13

Tuesday, July 14

Wednesday, July 15

Thursday, July 16

Tony Vacca's World Rhythms

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As part of the Summer Courtyard Concert Series at the Princeton Shopping Center, Tony Vacca is an innovative American percussionist with Jazz and World Music roots blending rhythm, word, and native instruments to create his signature performance. Pushing the already adventurous conventions of World Music into new territory, the World Rhythm Ensemble uses giant West African balafons, over twenty incredible Paiste gongs, djembe, djun-djun, talking drums and an outrageous percussion drumset. Rediscover the power of the drum, and the power of music to build global common ground.

All are invited to attend this FREE concert at the Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard, 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton.

Bottle Factory

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The Arts Council of Princeton and Chimera Productions present Chimera’s Tenth Anniversary Production of “Bottle Factory,” an original play by Chimera founding member and producing director, Drew Griffiths. Bottle Factory continues Chimera’s exploration of complex societal themes while always pushing against artistic boundaries. Bottle Factory is a play for mature audiences and deals with intense personal themes and is not suitable for audiences under the age of 17, who must be accompanied by an adult. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place.

General admission: $15.00
ACP members: $12.00

Tickets available 30 minutes before showtime on a first-come first-served basis.

Friday, July 17

Bottle Factory

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The Arts Council of Princeton and Chimera Productions present Chimera’s Tenth Anniversary Production of “Bottle Factory,” an original play by Chimera founding member and producing director, Drew Griffiths. Bottle Factory continues Chimera’s exploration of complex societal themes while always pushing against artistic boundaries. Bottle Factory is a play for mature audiences and deals with intense personal themes and is not suitable for audiences under the age of 17, who must be accompanied by an adult. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place.

General admission: $15.00
ACP members: $12.00

Tickets available 30 minutes before showtime on a first-come first-served basis.