Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday through August is Teen Zone Territory
Pizza-making, re-making books, feeding your inner artist @ the Chappaqua Library
August 3, 2012
by Dhara Nayyar
Three fabulous programs for teens:
• A Little Slice of Heaven!
• From Trash to Treasure
• Unleash Your Inner Artist!
A Little Slice of Heaven!
Wanna hear a funny joke about pizza? Never mind, it’s too cheesy. Although, speaking of pizza,
on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m., the Chappaqua Library Teen Zone will be hosting a special
event outside the library’s theater. During this event, teens are invited to create their very own
This chef-like experience follows a “from ground-to-table” structure, which begins with planting
and tending to basil and tomato plants in our very own library garden. While waiting for the
plants to sprout, each week we will focus on one aspect of crafting a pizza – from working with
others to make the dough to getting green with pesto, this program is completely hands-on. The
final result is a pizza (and an experience!) fresher than anything you have ever tasted before. The
pizza types range from pesto pizza (with basil straight from the garden!), and traditional pizza
Anyone interested in participating in the Pizza Garden program should contact us, or simply stop
or at (914)-238-4779 at extension 131.
Bon appetit! We hope to see you soon!
From Trash to Treasure
Do you have any old books lying around? Don’t throw them away just yet! On Wednesdays
during the month of August—8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.—
the Chappaqua Library Teen Zone will hold a program inspired by local Katonah artist Shiela Hale, in
which teens will learn how to transform worn books into beautiful pieces of artwork!
Shiela Hale, “Artist as Archeologist,” has a comparable mission: taking
something from the past, and representing it in a new way in order to give it new life. As Hale
has stated, “In this artwork, the artist and the archaeologist meet on common ground, sifting
and searching, reconstructing what was or what might have been, imagining what might be.”
Similarly, throughout the course of this program, old books which may seem valueless will be
transformed into attractive and unique sculptures.
Anyone interested in participating in the Book Sculpture program should contact Donna Pesce, or simply
238-4779 at extension 131. FIND OUT MORE INFO.
Join us in cultivating our creativity! We hope to see you soon!
Unleash Your Inner Artist!
Dieter F. Uchtdorf once said, “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” Are you looking for a place or project to get those creative juices flowing this summer? Look no further! Join us at the Chappaqua Library Teen Zone! Every Thursday, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., spend an hour inside or outside creating beautiful pieces of artwork. From watercolor to pastels to Buddha boards, the opportunity is golden for all – from beginners to experienced artists looking to create their very own masterpiece!
For those interested in learning new techniques, Chappaqua artist Quincy Egginton is holding a paper sculpture class on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Quincy Egginton is a Syracuse University graduate with an M.Ed. and Ed.D. in not only painting, but drawing, and printing as well from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a New York State Teaching Certificate. She has extensive teaching experience, including educating at schools and art centers throughout Westchester.
We hope to see you soon!
Dhara Nayyar is a junior at Horace Greeley High School who spends her days reading, writing,
swimming and helping to make her community a better place.
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