The Westmoreland is going virtual with Community Day. Each community day we will present a variety of programs filled with fun and creative activities including art activities, musical performances, dance parties, and much more. All events are free and will be shared to The Westmoreland’s Facebook and YouTube.
Community Events are made possible with support from the McKinney Charitable Foundation and the Brooks Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee.
Registration is not required to attend, but encouraged!
To register, click here or call 888.718.4253.
COMMUNITY DAY SCHEDULE
- 10:00am – Yoga and Story Time with the Blackburn Center
Join us for yoga and story time with the Blackburn Center! The story read during this segment will be A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, and published by Neal Porter/Roaring Brook.
- 10:20am – Draw a Hot Cocoa & Cookies Still Life with Amy Roadman
What better time of the year to focus on food! One of the major genres of art is still life so this month we will be using chalk pastels to draw a still life of a plate of cookies and a mug of hot cocoa.
- What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: A piece of drawing paper, Optional – extra sketch paper to experiment on, Pencil, Eraser, Chalk Pastels, Dry tissue or paper towel, Wet paper towel or rag to clean hands throughout the session, and Placemat.
- 10:45am – Children’s Story Time with The Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library
Enjoy a reading of the story I am Every Good Thing by Children’s Librarian Heather from The Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library. I am Every Good Thing is written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James, and published by Nancy Paulsen Books.
- 11:00am – Children’s Story Time Continued
Listen to the story Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter read by Children’s Librarian Heather from The Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter is written by John Steptoe and published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books.
- 11:30am – Create a Freeform Collage with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Follow along with Creative Reuse as they show you how to make your very own, one-of-a-kind collage using materials you probably have lying around your house! This project makes a great wall art, greeting card, or framed present for birthdays and holidays. Let your imagination run wild and watch your collage take shape!
- What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: Backing board (bristol board, cardboard, cereal box, mat board, etc.), Paint brush, Water, Mod Podge or White School Glue, Scissors, Paper media (vintage magazines, the funnies from the newspaper, old comic books, photographs, junk mail, etc.)
- 11:40am – Make Painted Notebooks with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Learn how to make your branded, messy, plain, or otherwise unattractive notebooks into ones that you’ll love! Creative Reuse shows you how to prep your surface for painting, how to plan out a design, tips for layering your painting, and how to seal your design for durability. This project makes a great gift for the holidays!
- What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: Acrylic Paint, Paint Pallet, Paint Brushes, Water, Medium/Varnish, Notebook. Optional: pencil and glitter
- 11:50am – Clay Creature Capers Holiday Special with Dave English
Join Dave English, host of Clay Creature Capers, an interactive online English Language Arts and Art-Making experience where kids use clay to make creatures, tell stories, and express themselves, for a Holiday Special made just for The Westmoreland! In this episode, Dave follows the suggestions of kids from all over the country as they work together to make a clay creature gift for someone less-fortunate.
- 12:30pm – Children’s Story Time and Art Activity with the Blackburn Center
Join us for a reading of Eggbert:The Slightly Cracked Egg followed by a create your own eggbert activity! Eggbert:The Slightly Cracked Egg was written by Tom Ross and illustrated by Rex Barron.
- What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: Orange, Red, White and Brown paper, Pencil, Scissors, Crayons/Markers, Glue Stick.
- 12:50pm – Story Time with the Blackburn Center
Hear a story about a unique character in Red: A Crayon’s Story. Red: A Crayon’s Story was written and illustrated by Michael Hall.