Floridingers for Peace
Hosted by author/artist team Gordon Halleck and Perdita Ross. Gordon is a writer of short stories and poems. He enjoys storytelling and working with kids. Gordon wanted to make imaginary creatures and write a story about them. “Floridingers” are hybrid characters combined together from three or more Florida species. This Floridinger picture book series is about individuality, acceptance, and diversity. Creative thinking solves problems and these characters like to work together by using their special skills to support each other as they learn new things and have new adventures
Workshop date: Saturday, April 7
Workshop times: 11am
Ages 5 and u
Workshop description: Children are engaged in active learning through this read aloud program and art making activity. During this workshop, Gordon will read a Floridinger story out loud and at the end of the story, Perdita will give everyone art supplies with a worksheet and explain how to use it. This is a fun opportunity to use your skills and imagination to make your own Floridinger character. In the same way that each of us is special, our character creations will be unique too. Every person who makes a new character helps to expand the members in the Floridinger family. You can post yours on the Floridinger Facebook Page! Join us for a Floridinger story so we can all be a part of the adventure and actively wage peace together!
Exhibition in May
The artwork created in the Waging Peace at The Plant Workshop Series will be exhibited during the month of May in conjunction with the FSU Museum of Fine Art’s Waging Peace! Exhibition. Teaching materials available.
The Waging Peace at The Plant exhibition opening reception will be on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm. Open gallery hours to be announced.