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Open-ended Art Exploration with Barbara Rucci

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Making & Crafting
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Program Description

Event Details

Families can drop-in to come to craft with Barbara Rucci! We will have 3 different art stations where you can explore your creativity. One will be cardboard ice cream cones, another will be creating sculptures or inventions using recyclables and lastly, a flower still life painting station! No registration needed, this is a drop-in program.

This program is designed for children to explore materials and ideas on their own. Parents are free to engage with other parents, or their child, as long as they are not impeding their child’s creative process. Drop-offs will not be permitted.


Barbara Rucci is passionate about two things: children and art. She is a professional graphic designer, art teacher, blogger, and mom to three creative thinkers. In 2012, she began her blog, Art Bar, a place where she explores her love of child-led art experiences and handmade things. Soon thereafter she began teaching art in her home. She is also the author of Art workshop for children : how to foster original thinking with over 30 process art experiences and Cardboard creations : open-ended exploration with recycled materials.

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Accessibility and Accommodations

We strive to facilitate access to information and Library services for all patrons. If you have questions about accessibility or a request for accommodation, please phone 203-594-5002, email the librarian in charge of this program (see contact info above), or email [email protected] with as much lead time as possible.

Youth Participation Guidelines

If your child is under 12 years old, an adult caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room for the duration of the program. If your child finishes a program early, or if a child becomes ill, distressed, or behaves in a manner that interferes with other participants’ enjoyment of the program, they may be released into the Children’s Room before the program’s end time. Please ensure that your child knows exactly where to find you at all times.