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Saturday, July 25

Repurposed Books:Watershed

- $100

Garden inspired books! Make your own personal book using botanicals gathered during a brief Naturalist-guided hike on the grounds of Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed. Future and current book artists will learn techniques in transforming an old book into a journal or art form. Actual plant fibers, blossoms and leaves will be used in printmaking, paste paper and collage techniques. Beginning students will transform a book with strong cardboard pages into a beautiful work of art completely their own. Experienced students will exercise and develop techniques to alter any book of their choice. All students will be guided to include interesting surprises in their books such as hidden doors and pop ups. And they will learn how to permanently transfer images or text into their books. Book artists have used their finished books for gifts, journals, special occasion greetings, poem books, and or as finished fine art. Students should bring small and medium sponge brushes, small cutting mat, exacto knife, utility knife, metal ruler with cork back, pencil, eraser, sharpener and dried and pressed botanicals if they have them.

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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Plot/Narrative: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.
Plot/Narrative:
Use your imagination to create your very own short story and accompanying illustration! This creative writing and drawing workshop has been designed to help students think outside the box while simultaneously introducing them to the building blocks of narrative structure. Afterwards we’ll illustrate our stories, reviewing how perspective,stylization and materials can be used to express a narrative. 

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Spider Webs: Watershed

- $30

Join local artist and ACP instructor Susan Hoenig in a one-day workshop inspired by some of the Watershed’s many “residents”. Come spin a web with us! Students will look at the beauty of spiders and their amazing webs. Spider webs have existed for at least 100 million years. Throughout history, there have been many cultural depictions of spiders in popular culture, mythology and in symbolism. The spider symbolized patience and persistence due to its hunting technique of setting webs and waiting for its prey to become ensnared. In addition, the spiders have inspired creations from ancient geo-glyphs, large designs produced on the ground (the Nazca Lines in Peru) and designs on pottery. Students will learn about many different types of spider webs and then make their own mixed media design to bring home.

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.

Café Improv

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Join us for the fourth Saturday of every month for music, poetry, and comedy. For a list of performers, to register to play and for more information visit Café Improv.

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Thursday, July 30

Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra

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As part of the Summer Courtyard Concert Series at the Princeton Shopping Center, PJO is simply one of the best swingin’ big bands in the region made up of rising stars. The concept behind the orchestra was to keep motivated and talented students playing their instruments during the summer. Led by Princeton High’s jazz director, Joe Bongiovi, this orchestra has all the discipline of a professional Jazz ensemble, even though the Orchestra’s average age is 17!

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

Friday, July 31