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2014

Vikings Rule:
Make Your Own Viking Costume

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1 pm
$12 ($10 ASF Members), ages 5 – 10

As far as kids are concerned, Vikings rule. Using everyday objects and real Icelandic sheep’s fur, pint-size plunderers can learn to make their own Viking costumes, complete with hair, helmet, chest plate, and shield.

Saturday Morning StorytellingSaturday Morning Storytelling
with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers

Saturdays @ 11 am, January 11, 2014
Series continues spring 2014
Free, ages 5+

Some of New York’s most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Heroes, Heroines, Laughter, & Dering-Do

January 11, 2014

Ellen Shapiro spins stories from Norway to warm the heart on a mid-winter morning.

Hans Clodhopper & Other Foolishly Wise Folks

February 8

Jean Hale and Mary Ann Schmidt tell stories of the silly, the clever, and the wise.

The Tale of the Tail of a Cow

March 8

Accompanying himself on the banjo, Bill Gordh tells this and other delightful tales from Iceland.

Laulava Susi & Other Scandinavian Tales

April 12

Melissa Heckler and Therese Folks Plaire share this magical tale from Finland and more stories from the Nordic lands.

Far Away Islands, Deep Forests, & Magical Gardens

May 10

Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee share stories and music from Sweden and Finland.

Saturday Morning Storytelling at Scandinavia House is made possible by support from DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.

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Swedish Performing Arts for Children and Young Audiences
with ZebraDans

Sunday, January 12 & Monday, January 13, 11 am
Free, all ages

Swedish Performing Arts for Children and Young Audiences with ZebraDans

For two days, Swedish Performing Arts for Children and Young Audiences presents some of the most interesting and inspiring performances for young audiences that Sweden has to offer – all performed in English and fun for the whole family!

Aston’s Stones

January 12
All ages (recommended ages 3+)

A story about Aston, a little dog who wants to take care of all the stones he finds. Each stone that follows him home is greeted with a warm, cozy bed, but Aston’s parents gently hope they will find a new, better place for his stones to live besides their living room!

Marmalade

January 13
All ages (recommended ages 2+)

A delicious sensory performance about meeting, mixing, and blending! Alongside Mira and Viktor, young audiences experience an exquisite visual performance of visual and tactile poetic movements and circus actions.

Presented by ZebraDans in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York with support from the Swedish Arts Council.

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Scandinavian Sing-Along

Saturdays @ 1 pm, January 25, February 15, March 15, April 12, November 15, 2014
Series continues in the Fall & Winter 2014-15 season
$7 ($5 ASF Members); Ages 1-7

Scandinavian Sing-AlongScandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children’s songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out!

About Vibe Normann

Vibe Normann is a Danish musician living in New York with a background in classical and Danish folk music. She has a special love for the Danish children’s songs that she grew up with, and has performed all over the eastern United States. Normann will be accompanied by pianist Sean Wayland.

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Knitting Club

Thursdays 6 – 7:30 pm, February 6, March 6, April 3, & May 8, 2014
$7 ($5 ASF Members); Ages 10+
Limited enrollment; RSVP required

Meet up with other knitting enthusiasts and share ideas, knowledge, and the love of knitting. No formal tutoring or instructions will be provided. Bring your own projects or start a new one. Scandinavian knitting books will be available to look at for inspiration.

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Knitting the Icelandic Way: Part Two

February 22, 11 am – 1 pm & March 1, 11 am – 1 pm
Each $15 ($10 ASF Members); Ages 10+
Enrollment is limited to 20; early registration is strongly encouraged

Knitting ClubThis time native Icelanders Hildur Loftsdóttir and Steinunn Harðardóttir, with help from designer Védís Jónsdóttir, will build upon skills learned in the first knitting workshops by teaching – over the course of two Saturdays – how to knit in the round with two or more colors (stranded knitting). The project will be a húfa (hat), using circular and double pointed needles.

Participants need to know basic knitting techniques and are asked to bring their own knitting needles: circular 4.5mm/U.S. #7 double pointed and 16” circular needles. Exclusive design for these workshops by Védís with Icelandic lopi yarn will be provided by Istex.

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Explorations in Light and Dark
Exhibition Workshops with Art Educators

Saturdays, 2 – 3:30 pm, March 1 through April 12, 2014
$12 ($10 ASF Members), Series pass: $68 ($56 ASF Members); Ages 6 – 11
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged

In a new series of workshops, children will compare paintings by artists like Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer with photographs from Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography to explore how the effects of light – and dark – have been captured and transformed in various art forms over the years. Inspired by what they’ve learned, children will then develop their own compositions using watercolor, gouache, acrylic, printmaking, and collage.

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That’s What a Princess Does/Så gör prinsessor
Boulevardteatern

Friday, April 25, 11 am & 3 pm
$7 ($5 ASF Members); Ages 4+

That's What a Princess Does

A fairy tale princess is often sweet and fair. Delightful and delicate she awaits her prince. But that’s not what Swedish author Per Gustavsson’s princess does. She goes against prejudices in an imaginative and refreshing way. Yes, her hair is yellow and her dress pink. And yes, she has thousands of shoes, dresses, and pieces of jewelry. But when she’s finished with her morning business and affairs of state, adventure awaits and hockey boys, hooligans, and dragons better look out!

That’s What a Princess Does, by Boulevardteatern in Stockholm, premiered in 2009. The show has been highly praised by critics and press, and has been performed over 500 times on tour in Sweden. It is based on Per Gustavsson’s picture book of the same title.

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Crafts with Hildur & KorkaCrafts with Hildur & Korka

Wednesdays @ 11 am
February 5 through May 21, 2014
Series continues in the Fall & Winter 2014-15 season
$5 ASF Family Associate and above Members with Playing and Learning Center Pass only; Ages toddler+

Toddlers can put their eager little hands and curious minds into Nordic themes and materials in new installments of morning workshops led by Hildur and Korka from the Heimbold Family Children's Playing and Learning Center.

Activities and crafts are subject to change. Please call ahead or visit scandinaviahouse.org for more information.

Weekly Workshops for Bigger Kids
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Weekly Workshops for Bigger Kids

Wednesdays @ 3 pm
February 5 through May 21, 2014
Series continues in the Fall & Winter 2014-15 season
$5 ASF Family Associate and above Members with Playing and Learning Center Pass only; Ages 4 – 8

Bigger kids, ages 4 – 8, can play and get creative with Hildur and Korka from the Heimbold Family Children's Playing and Learning Center, working on Nordic themes of the day at fun activity stations based on arts and crafts, literature, blocks and mazes, and more.

Activities and crafts are subject to change. Please call ahead or visit scandinaviahouse.org for more information.

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Journeys through Arctic Art and Folk Culture
Exhibition Workshops with Art Educators

Saturdays, 2 – 3:30 pm, April 26 through June 14, 2014 – No workshop on Saturday, May 24, 2014
$12 ($10 ASF Members), Series pass: $68 ($56 ASF Members); Ages 6 – 11
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged

Inspired by the Sámi Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People exhibition and drawing upon the rich art and culture of the Sámi – an indigenous people living in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia’s Kola Peninsula – children will create projects using mixed media, textiles, and natural materials in tandem with stories about Sámi history and folk culture.

About the art educators

Dr. Amy Brook Snider arrived at the Pratt Institute in 1979. She chaired the Art and Design Education Department for 30 years while also working as a consultant in arts education. As Chair, she received grants for a number of programs promoting art, poetry, and design in the education of public school students. In 2012, she re-emerged as a full professor, teaching, supervising student teachers, and advising thesis students.

Brook Snider’s non-traditional approach to the profession is exemplified by the broad range of her interests, i.e., storytelling and children’s picture books, self-taught artists, and the integration of design in art education, to name a few.

She has served as Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, and as a representative on the Faculty Council and later, the Academic Senate. She was a founding member of the Initiative for Arts, Community, and Social Change Committee, and served on several committees across schools and departments.

In addition to teaching at Pratt, she has lectured in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain; designed international and American educational programs; published articles; conducted teacher workshops; curated exhibitions; organized national panels and conferences; and advised a public television station, an architectural firm, and private foundations. Brook Snider has also served on the Board of the Beginning with Children Charter School and was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant in 2010.

Ingrid Menendez has taught art in public and private schools, after school programs, museums, and at Pratt Institute’s Saturday Art Program for 18 years, acting as a supervisor and master teacher. She has also worked with Studio in a School and the New York City Department of Education, where she developed units for the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts Standards. Menendez has shown her work in museums and galleries nationally and internationally.

Caitlin Reller received her B.F.A. in sculpture from the Herberger College of Fine Arts and Design in Tempe, Arizona. Upon graduation she received the Most Outstanding Sculpture Student Award. Reller obtained her Masters in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute in December 2012. She is a co-founder of and teacher for the Small Hands Workshop, an affordable art program for young children in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and child.

Exhibition-related educational programs have been supported in part by Scandinavian Seminar and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York.

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A Family Midsummer Celebration

Tuesday, June 17, 1 – 3 pm
$12 ($10ASF Members); Ages 5 – 10
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged

Midsummer may be the longest day of the year, but Scandinavians know it as a day of non-stop celebration. Join Vibe from Scandinavian Sing-Along to make flower wreaths, learn midsummer songs, and decorate the maypole.

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Saturday Morning StorytellingSaturday Morning Storytelling
with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers

Saturdays @ 11 am
October 11, November 8, 2014
Series continues in the Fall & Winter 2014-15 season
Free | Ages 5+

Some of New York’s most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north.

Heroes, Heroines, Trickery, & Laughter

October 11

Julia Morris and Ellen Shapiro tell tales of gnomes, tricksters, and mischief-making folk from Norway, Sweden, and Iceland.

A Feisty Bride, Some Huldufólk, & a Most Incredible Thing

November 8

Regina Ress and Ron Sopyla join forces to tell tales from Denmark, Norway, and Iceland.

Saturday Morning Storytelling at Scandinavia House is made possible in part by support from DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.

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Marmalade!
Claire Parsons Co.

Friday, October 24, 10 am & 11:30 am & Saturday, October 25, 10 am & 11:30 am
$10 ($7 ASF Members) | Recommended ages 2 – 6

Marmalade!Choreographed by Claire Parsons (Sweden, 2013) with music by Mikael Svanevik (Sweden). A delicious sensory performance about meeting, mixing, and blending! Alongside Mira (Mira Björkman) and Viktor (Viktor Gyllenberg), young audiences experience an exquisite visual performance of pictorial and tactile poetic movements and circus activities.
30 min.

About Claire Parsons Co.

Claire Parsons’ dance works are playfully elegant, blending comedy and emotions in a particular and physically exciting look at the world. In the past she has choreographed opera and theater works; since 2005, Parsons has dedicated herself to creating high-quality stage works for young audiences.

Parsons’ work is acclaimed as visually exquisite, poetic, and dynamic, communicating directly with audiences. Marmalade! is the choreographer’s first dance production for young children and premiered at Zebradans in 2013. It has since been performed over 100 times in Sweden and in the U.S. In 2014 Parsons received the Stockholm Cultural Award from the City of Stockholm.

Marmalade! is supported in part by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. Claire Parsons Co. is supported by The Swedish Arts Council and The Stockholm Cultural Council, with additional support from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

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Puppet Playtime

Puppet Playtime

Thursdays @ 11 am, October 30 & November 20, 2014
Free for ASF Family Associate and above Members with Playing and Learning Center Pass only | Ages toddler+

Join Nicola McEldowney, professional puppeteer, and her band of storytelling puppets for a cozy session of stories, music, and interactive games. From stories with a Nordic theme to group sing-alongs, puppets can inspire all kinds of creative play and adventures of the imagination.

About Nicola McEldowney

Nicola McEldowney is a professional puppeteer, actress, and director. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris. McEldowney thrives on performing for both children and adults, as well as creating her own shows. She is the author of an original musical, Aisle Six, which made its debut at the Players Club of New York City (2011). McEldowney currently performs in the Boston and New York regions.

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2013

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Making the Familiar Strange
Art Workshops with Pratt Institute Art Educators

Saturdays, 2 – 3:30 pm
February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9, March 16 & March 23, 2013
$12 ($10 ASF Members); Series pass: $68 ($56 ASF Members)
Ages 6 – 10
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged

Making the Familiar Strange - Art Workshops with Pratt Institute Art EducatorsJoin art educators from Pratt Institute for the spring season of Saturday afternoon art workshops inspired by Scandinavia House’s newest exhibition New Wave Finland: Contemporary Photography from the Helsinki School.

In response to the Helsinki School artists’ approach to photography, kids will focus on new ways of looking at familiar subjects such as portraits and cityscapes using a variety of materials and tools like graphite, cameras, and scissors.

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Transformations & Explorations: From The Scream and Beyond
Art Workshops with Pratt Institute Art Educators

Saturdays, 2 – 3:30 pm, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, & May 18, 2013
$12 ($10 ASF Members); Series pass: $68 ($56 ASF Members), ages 6 – 10
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged

The third installment of art workshops for kids with Pratt Institute art educators explores MUNCH | WARHOL and the Multiple Image. Working with several printmaking techniques, we will, like the Pop artist Andy Warhol before us, transform the images of Edvard Munch's Madonna, The Scream, and Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm with our own personal versions or interpretations of the original works.

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Kids & Family Program Series

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers

Saturdays @ 11 am
Free, ages 5+

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen StorytellersSome of New York’s most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Exhibition Icon Gudrun of Laxdæla’s Saga
Chris Potts

January 12

Stories from Sweden & Beyond
with Rita Auerbach & Jean Hale*
February 23
*Originally on Saturday, February 9, this program was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Gudmund on the Hillside & Other Norwegian Stories
with Rolf Stang

March 9

Classic Tales & Rare Gems from Hans Christian Andersen
with Mary Ann Schmidt, Ellen Shapiro, & Ron Sopyla

April 13

The Kalevala, Stories from Finland & Beyond
with Ron Sopyla & Margaret Dawson

May 11

Trolls, Tomten, Spink, & Skabootch

October 5

Storyteller Ron Sopyla shares stories from Sweden and some delicious Rootabaga Stories by Swedish-American writer Carl Sandburg.

Scandinavian Tales of Magic & Wonder

November 9

Regina Ress and Jeslyn Wheeless tell Hans Christian Andersen’s The Most Incredible Thing of All and other tales of magic and wonder.

Carpenter Andersen & Other Holiday Stories

December 14

Rolf Stang and Julie Della Torre tell the story of Carpenter Andersen by Alf Prøysen and other Nordic tales celebrating the winter holidays.

Saturday Morning Storytelling at Scandinavia House is made possible by support from DeWitt Stern Group, Inc. and DeWitt Stern Imperatore.

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Scandinavian Sing-Along

Saturdays @ 1 pm, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, October 26, November 16 & December 14, 2013
$7 ($5 ASF Members), ages 1-7

Scandinavian Sing-AlongScandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children’s songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out!

Vibe Normann is a Danish musician living in New York with a background in classical and Danish folk music. She has a special love for the Danish children’s songs that she grew up with, and has performed all over the eastern United States. Normann will be accompanied by pianist Sean Wayland.

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Playtime with Hildur & Lise
Weekly Workshops for Toddlers

Alternating Tuesdays or Wednesdays @ 11 am
February 5 through May 22, 2013
$8 ASF Family Associate and above Members only, ages toddler+

Playtime with Hildur and Lise, Weekly Workshops for ToddlersJoin Hildur and Lise from the Playing and Learning Center to explore Scandinavian children's culture! Using natural Nordic materials like fish scales, unspun wool, and "troll dough," young kids will be introduced to Nordic creatures and literary characters like Tove Jansson's Moomin, Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking, and Gunilla Bergström's Alfons Åberg through hands-on activities and crafts.

Adventuresome Vikings
February 5

Playing with Polar Bears
February 13

The Ugly Duckling
February 19

Sweet Sheep
February 27

Pippi Longstocking
March 5

Elfish Entertainment
March 13

The Dala Horse
March 19

Karius & Baktus
March 27

Finding Findus Cat
April 2

In Cahoots with Moose
April 10

The Moomin Boom
April 16

Lego Prints
April 24

Lilla Anna
April 30

Puffin Projects
May 8

Celebrating Syttende Mai
May 14

The Islands of Iceland
May 22

Activities and crafts are subject to change. Please call ahead for more information.

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A Family Midsummer Celebration
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A Family Midsummer Celebration

Thursday, June 20, 1 – 3 pm
$10 ($7 ASF Members); ages 5 – 10
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged

Midsummer is the longest day of the year, but Scandinavians know it as a day of non-stop celebration. Join Vibe from Scandinavian Sing-Along to make flower wreaths, learn midsummer songs, and decorate the maypole.

See also Nordic Midsummer Celebration in CONCERTS section.

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Wow Hoop
Vau Vanne Baby Circus

Friday, August 16, 11 am & 4 pm
$8 (Free for ASF Members)
Ages 18 – 24 months

Wow Hoop Vau Vanne Baby CircusAwaken curiosity and joy in little ones in Wow Hoop with Mette Ylikorva, director of Vau Vanne Baby Circus. Circus games captivate and enthrall infants, while parents gain confidence in handling their infants through gentle partner acrobatic exercises. Ylikorva’s performance provides families with infants an easy way to introduce the liveliness and joy of circus into everyday life. With no visible differentiation between the stage and the audiences, infants are gently allowed to familiarize themselves with the stage props, which are both safe and bite-resistant.

Since 2008 Ylikorva’s performance has toured child health centers, cultural centers, and children’s festivals, garnering acclaim from critics and parents alike.

About Mette Ylikorva
Baby Circus pioneer Mette Ylikorva trained as a circus instructor at the Turku University of Applied Arts in Finland and completed studies as a circus trainer for people with special needs. Since 1999 she has worked as a circus trainer and performer. Ylikorva initially became familiar with infant culture through infant word-play groups, for whom she created movement material. In 2006 she became a parent, which led to the creation of her baby circus. Finnish psychologist Kirsti Määttänen’s dialogical baby dance –used to stimulate interaction between infants and parents – greatly aided and inspired Wow Hoop’s early phases of development. Through her research Ylikorva noticed that there is very little material about baby circus; individual circus trainers have long practiced partner acrobatics with their infants and/or held baby groups. Inspired, Ylikorva collected all the material she could and started developing various circus forms adapted for infants, with her own child in mind.

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Performing Arts

All Gone!
Minna Krook. Dans

Friday, October 18, 11 am & 4 pm and Saturday, October 19, 11 am & 1 pm
$7 ($5 ASF Members), ages 2 – 5

All Gone!Magic can make things appear out of nowhere and vanish out of sight. But what if you make your friend disappear by mistake? Oh no! All Gone! is a story about the sadness of loss, the joy of finding, and a humorous dance performance inspired by children’s peek-a-boo games.

About Minna Krook. Dans

Minna Krook. Dans is a dance company catering to both children and grown-ups. Based in Stockholm, the company tours frequently in Sweden and has also made several guest appearances abroad.

Minna Krook is one of the most well established choreographers of dance performances for children. She created the first dance performance in Sweden for babies, Oh, Hello Baby (performed at Scandinavia House, fall 2012), with much positive attention. Her performance All Gone! has been hailed by critics as a “classic.”

Föndur with Hildur
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Föndur with Hildur
Weekly Workshops for Toddlers

Wednesdays @ 11 am
September 25 through December 4, 2013
Series continues spring 2014
$5 Family Associate Members (and above) only, ages toddler+

Toddlers can put their eager little hands and curious minds into Nordic themes and materials in a brand-new installment of morning workshops led by Hildur from the Heimbold Family Children's Playing and Learning Center.

Activities and crafts are subject to change. Please call ahead or visit scandinaviahouse.org for more information.

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Leikur with Hildur
Weekly Workshops for Bigger Kids

Wednesdays @ 3 pm
September 25 through December 4, 2013
Series continues spring 2014
$5 Family Associate Members (and above) only, ages 4 – 8

Bigger kids, ages 4 – 8, can play and get creative with Hildur from the Heimbold Family Children's Playing and Learning Center, working on Nordic themes of the day at fun activity stations based on arts and crafts, literature, blocks and mazes, and more.

Activities and crafts are subject to change. Please call ahead or visit scandinaviahouse.org for more information.

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Exhibition

Kollektion: Looking & Painting
Art Workshops with Pratt Institute Art Educators

Saturdays, 2 – 3:30 pm, October 12, October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9, November 16, & November 23, 2013
$12 ($10 ASF Members); Series pass: $68 ($56 ASF Members), ages 6 – 11
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged

Pratt WorkshopJoin art educators from Pratt Institute for a new season of Saturday afternoon art workshops inspired by Scandinavia House’s new exhibition Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough: Selections from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.

Participants will discuss the variety of paintings on view in the exhibition—sunny scenes from Skagen beach, quiet views of Copenhagen apartments, thoughtful portraits and self-portraits, and colorful still lives. After exploring the exhibition and learning to differentiate between the many styles of painting, the children will create their own series of studies and paintings using a variety of media including watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and collage.

About the Art and Design Education Department at Pratt Institute

The mission of undergraduate Art and Design Education is the preparation of students of art and design as accomplished teachers of a diverse population of learners in urban schools, museums, early childhood, and community programs. Throughout the curriculum, practice is directly connected to, and supported by, pedagogical theory with an emphasis on reflection and the development of critical thinking skills. The department’s graduates transform art classrooms into studios where students can discover their potential as learners. For more information, visit pratt.edu/academics/art_design

Exhibition-related educational programs have been supported in part by a grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation.

See also Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough on EXHIBITIONS page.

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Knitting the Icelandic Way Workshops

Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm, October 26 & November 2, 2013
$15 ($10 ASF Members), ages 10+

Knitting the Icelandic Way WorkshopsOver the course of two Saturdays, native Icelanders Hildur Loftsdóttir and Steinunn Harðardóttir will use lopi – Icelandic wool – to teach fun and informative knitting basics for knitters of all ages and abilities. Author and knitting designer Védis Jónsdóttir will also introduce the unique qualities and patterns of Icelandic wool.

Participants will receive 2 balls of yarn (Icelandic lopi by Istex), but are asked to bring their own knitting needles – circular 6mm/U.S. #10.

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Kids & Families

Swedish Christmas Children’s Workshop*

Saturday, December 7, 1 – 3 pm
$12 ($10 ASF Members), ages 5 – 10
*Please note that this program is at capacity & reservations are no longer accepted

Swedish ChristmasScandinavia House invites young children and their caretakers to experience how Swedes prepare for Christmas in this customary julpysseldag (Christmas craft day). Kids will learn the secrets of making traditional holiday crafts like woven hearts, yarn tomtar, and paper angels.

This workshop is supported by SVEA.




2012

exhibition iconLuminous Modernism Children’s Workshop
with the Salvadori Center

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 1-4 pm
$10 ($7 ASF Members), recommended ages 5-12
Pre-registration is required

Luminous Modernism Children’s Workshops
with the Salvadori CenterAs the Scandinavian Art Exhibition of 1912 made a splash in America, architects in the Nordic countries were developing their own distinct style of architecture that combined elements of the past and present. Join educators from the Salvadori Center for a closer look at connections between the art on view in Luminous Modernism and some of the buildings designed and styles developed around the same time.

Mario Salvadori (1907-1997), a world-renowned structural engineer and Columbia University professor of engineering and architecture, founded the Salvadori Center in 1987. He believed that the built environment contains the essential knowledge that a person needs to be a life-long learner and an informed, active member of society. Salvadori students experiment with forces, build model bridges, map neighborhoods, and design future cities. Using the urban landscape of buildings, tunnels, and bridges, the Salvadori Center introduces children and adults alike to the wonder, beauty, and logic of architecture and engineering.

Dragon Style

January 14, 2012

How do you combine a Swiss Chalet with a Viking ship? You do it Dragon Style! This style of Norwegian architecture popular between 1880 and 1900 combined motifs from Viking and medieval art with vernacular elements from the more recent past. Families will explore elements of the past to incorporate into their own modern building models.

See also Luminous Modernism: Scandinavian Art Comes to America, 1912 in EXHIBITION section.

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Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers

Saturdays @ 11 am
Free, ages 5+

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen StorytellersSome of New York’s most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Stories from Sweden & Beyond with Rita Auerbach
January 14

Love Stories from Scandinavia with Regina Ress
February 11

Stories from Scandinavia with Kristin Pedermonti and Rolf Stang
March 10

Stories from Norway with Ellen Shapiro
April 14

“Secrets from the Forests of Scandinavia” told by Australian storyteller Donna Jacobs
May 12

The Tail of the Magic Cow
Bill Gordh

October 13

Exhibition Icon Vinlander Saga
Diane Wolkstein with Jeff Greene on Nyckelharpa

November 10

See also Saga-Sites: Landscapes of the Icelandic Sagas on EXHIBITIONS page.

The Night Troll
Julie Della Torre

December 8, 2012

H.C. Andersen Storytellers Artistic Director: Diane Wolkstein. Saturday Morning Storytelling at Scandinavia House is made possible by support from DeWitt Stern Group, Inc. and DeWitt Stern Imperatore.

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Scandinavian Sing-Along

Saturdays @ 1 pm, January 21, March 24, April 14, May 19, October 20, November 10, December 8, 2012
$7 ($5 ASF Members), ages 1-7

Scandinavian Sing-AlongScandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musicians Anne Mette Iversen and Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of a selection of these songs, play musical games, and also perform some songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out!

Scandinavian Sing-AlongAnne Mette Iversen and Vibe Normann are Danish musicians living in New York. Iversen's background is in jazz, while Normann's is in classical and Danish folk music. They share a special love for the Danish children's songs they grew up with, and have performed together on several occasions in both New York and Washington, D.C.

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Fastelavn

Saturday, February 18, 1 pm
$7 ($5 ASF Members), ages 1-7

FastelavnDon’t wait until October for trick-or-treating! Sometimes called “Nordic Halloween,” Fastelavn originated in Denmark where children dress up and go door-to-door, singing for candy. Join Danish musicians Anne Mette Iversen and Vibe Normann from Scandinavian Sing-Along for Scandinavia House’s celebration of this holiday, which includes dress up, traditional games, goodies, and songs.

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Design Your Own City Block: Active Design Workshop
with the Center for Architecture Foundation

Saturday, March 24, 1-3 pm
Free, ages 5-10
Pre-registration required

FastelavnJoin educators from the Center for Architecture Foundation for a free hands-on workshop in honor of Helsinki’s designation as the World Design Capital in 2012. Families will learn how the design of our neighborhoods, streets, and buildings can be used to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle. Working as a design team, families redesign a city block to create a space where activities such as walking, biking, outdoor play, and using public transportation are encouraged.

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Jewelry Workshop for Kids
with Designers Piia Keto & Marjo Kuusinen of Kaksitvå

Saturday, May 12, 1 pm
$10 ($7 ASF Members), ages 5-10
Pre-registration required

Jewelry Workshop for Kids with Designers Piia Keto and Marjo Kuusinen of KaksitvåJewelry can be made from silver, gold, and precious stones, or even from recycled materials like paper, fabric, or even old cell phones! In this children’s workshop, Kaksitvå designers Piia Keto and Marjo Kuusinen will show kids how to make their own simple, but innovative and exciting creations. No previous experience in jewelry making required.

About Kaksitvå:
Kaksitvå is an accessory brand, which brings the party with them. Designer duo Marjo Kuusinen and Piia Keto together run the accessory brand Kaksitvå from Helsinki, Finland. Kaksitvå products include an entire lifestyle. The collection consists of clothing, jewelry, bags, and accessories. In addition, the Kaksitvå product family includes household items such as pillows, chairs, and tableware.

The inspiration to their work comes from everything that happens around them – country life mixed to the adventures around the world. The name of the brand consists of the word two both in Finnish and in Swedish. Keto and Kuusinen came up with the name when they met a pair of Finnish-Swedish twins whose dissimilar personalities inspired them as designers.

Kaksitvå’s strength lies in the use of daring prints and innovations that make their designs spectacular and gives them a unique air. In each collection Kaksitvå combines recycled and new materials.

Kaksitvå collections have been presented in the fashion trade shows abroad since 2008. Kaksitvå has had an honor to be elected in Copenhagen, CPH Vision, Paris, Who’s Next? and Berlin, Bread & Butter trade show.

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Thursday, March 29 through Saturday, July 28, 2012
3rd Floor Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm
Free

Take a trip from the Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center to the 3rd Floor Galleries and see what you can discover in Unnatural Formations: Three Contemporary Photographers!

The American-Scandinavian Foundation celebrates the 100th anniversary of its Fellowship program with an exhibition featuring the work of three recent grant recipients -- Stephen Hilyard, Simen Johan, and Lydia Anne McCarthy – who have emerged as innovators in the field of contemporary landscape photography. The exhibition offers a unique look at hybrid photographs where disparate and sometimes dissonant images are woven together to create new, hypothetical landscapes.

Exhibitions of Contemporary Art at Scandinavia House are made possible by the generous support of The F. Donald Kenney Fund for the Visual Arts and The Bonnier Family Fund for Contemporary Art.

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A Family Midsummer Celebration

Wednesday, June 20, 4-5 pm
Free

Midsummer is the longest day of the year, but Scandinavians know it as “the day that never ends.” It is also a day of non-stop celebration extolling the sun’s path around the earth. Join the ladies from Scandinavian Sing-Along to make flower wreaths, learn traditional midsummer songs, and decorate the maypole.

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Playtime with Hildur and Lise, Weekly Workshops for ToddlersMembership Icon Playtime with Hildur & Lise
Weekly Workshops for Toddlers

Alternating Tuesdays or Wednesdays @ 11 am
September 18 through November 27, 2012
$5 ASF Family Associate and above Members only, ages toddler+

Join Hildur and Lise from the Playing and Learning Center to explore Scandinavian children’s culture! Using natural Nordic materials like fish scales, unspun wool, and “troll dough,” young kids will be introduced to Nordic creatures and traditions through hands-on activities and crafts.

Picture-making with Icelandic Sand & Colored Chalk
September 18

Window Art with Unspun Wool & Contact Paper
September 26

Troll Dough Figures, Pt. 1
October 2

Troll Dough Figures, Pt. 2
October 10

Sea Creature Pictures with Fish Scales & Icelandic Sand
October 16

Making Trolls with Sheepskin
October 24

Fall Portraits with Leaves & Contact Paper
October 30 Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy

Billy Goat’s Gruff Day
November 7

Felt Crown Decorating
November 13

Snow Pictures
November 21

Christmas & Pine Cone & Felt Nisser
November 27

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Exhibition Icon EXHIBITION-RELATED SERIES:
Discovering Iceland through Art and Story
with Pratt Institute Art Educators

Saturdays @ 2-4 pm, October 6, October 13, October 20, October 27, November 10, & November 17, 2012
$12 ($10 ASF Members); Series Pass: $68 ($56 ASF Members), ages 6-10
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged

Kickoff Workshop
Saturday, September 29, 2-4 pm
Free, ages 6-10
Early registration is strongly encouraged

Hovering just below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a small island with enormous volcanoes, icy glacial rivers, and ancient lava fields. Passed on orally from generation to generation, the sagas are the stories of the early settlement of Iceland by Scandinavians searching for farmland in AD 900. These tales were later collected and written down by unknown authors in the 13th and 14th centuries and are ranked with the world’s finest literature.

Join art educators from Pratt Institute in a unique series of Saturday afternoon workshops inspired by the landscape and medieval tales of Iceland. The children will “visit” Iceland through stories, watercolors, and photographs from the Saga-Sites exhibition and make a visual record of their journey in drawings, paintings, and sculptures.

Saga-Sites Kickoff Workshop

September 29

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition Saga-Sites: Landscapes of the Icelandic Sagas with a tour led by featured Icelandic artist Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Christan Moy, the program artist-teacher, and Amy Brook Snider, Professor of Art and Design Education, Pratt Institute. The children will focus their attention on the volcanoes in the exhibition – their shapes, colors, size, etc., comparing them as we go. They will fill their “research notebooks” with sketches and notes and upon returning to the studio, each child will select one of their sketches and make a small 3D model. These pieces will be put together to form an Icelandic volcanic whetstone mountain range, which could be the setting for D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths (1995).

About Pratt Institute:
The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society.

With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential. For more information, visit www.pratt.edu.

See also Saga-Sites: Landscapes of the Icelandic Sagas on EXHIBITIONS page.

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Oh, Hello Baby Minna Krook. DansOh, Hello Baby
Minna Krook. Dans

Saturday, November 17, 1 pm
$10 ($7 ASF Members); ages 6-18 months

A cozy little performance for all the 6 to 18-month-old cutie pies. Discover a world of dance, happy colors, and exciting sounds that you can experience together with a close grown-up. Dance on soft blankets, sing, and make music with water and toothbrushes!

About Minna Krook. Dans:
Minna Krook. Dans is a dance company that caters to both children and grown-ups. Based in Stockholm, the company tours frequently in Sweden and has also made several guest appearances abroad.

Minna Krook is one of the most well established choreographers of dance performances for children. She created the first dance performance in Sweden for babies, Oh, Hello Baby, with much positive attention. Her performance All Gone! has been hailed by critics as a “classic.”

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Swedish Christmas Children’s WorkshopSwedish Christmas Children’s Workshop

Saturday, December 1, 1-3 pm
$12 ($10 ASF Members); ages 5-10
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged

Scandinavia House invites young children and their caretakers to experience how Swedes prepare for Christmas in this customary julpysseldag (Christmas craft day). Kids will learn the secrets of making traditional holiday crafts like woven hearts, yarn tomtar, and paper angels.

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2011

Fastelavn

Saturday, February 26, 1 pm
$7 ($5 ASF Members), ages 5+

FastelavnOriginating in Denmark, this holiday is sometimes called a “Nordic Halloween” with kids dressing up in costumes and gathering treats for the Fastelavn feast. Children are invited to join Danish musicians Anne Mette Iversen and Vibe Normann from the Scandinavian Sing-Along series and dress up while playing traditional games and learning songs.

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Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers

Saturdays @ 11 am
Free, ages 5+

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen StorytellersSome of New York’s most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

February 12:
Svalbard Stories — told by Ellen Shapiro

March 12:
The Vinlander Saga — told by Diane Wolkstein, Accompanied by Jeff Greene on Nyckleharpa

April 9:
H.C. Andersen Fairy Tales and Harp Music by Alyssa Reit

May 14:
Stories from Finland — Told by Jack McKuen
Stories from Norway — Told by Rolf Stang

H.C. Andersen Storytellers Artistic Director: Diane Wolkstein. Saturday Morning Storytelling at Scandinavia House is made possible by support from DeWitt Stern Group, Inc. and DeWitt Stern Imperatore.

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Nordic Models + Common Ground Children’s Workshops

2 Saturdays: February 12 & March 5, 1 pm
Each $10 ($7 ASF Members), ages 4-10
Pre-registration is required

Nordic Models + Common Ground Children's WorkshopsAttention budding designers and architects! Love to build? In this hands-on workshop educators from the Salvadori Center will lead you through a building project based on the exciting work on view in the Nordic Models + Common Ground: Art and Design Unfolded exhibition.

Mario Salvadori (1907-1977), a world-renowned structural engineer and Columbia University professor of engineering and architecture, founded the Salvadori Center in 1987. He believed that the built environment contains the essential knowledge that a person needs to be a life-long learner and an informed, active member of society. Salvadori students experiment with forces, build model bridges, map neighborhoods, and design future cities. Using the urban landscape of buildings, tunnels, and bridges, the Salvadori Center introduces children and adults alike to the wonder, beauty, and logic of architecture and engineering.

Buildings that Wiggle Like a Fish
With Salvadori Educators Karen Orloff & Susan Chea

February 12

Buildings that Wiggle Like a Fish -
With Salvadori Educators Karen Orloff and Susan CheaArchitects and engineers find inspiration everywhere! From wiggly snakes to scaly fish, you can see how buildings reflect nature. Families will begin by looking at images of the 2010 Shanghai Expo Pavilion “Kirnu” by JKMM Architects and other buildings with scales and buildings that move and shimmer like fish in water. Working with a variety of building materials, kids will create their own scaly, wiggly, wonderful buildings.

Open Spaces -
With Salvadori Educators Susan Chea and TBAOpen Spaces
With Salvadori Educators Susan Chea & TBA

March 5

Inspired by Atelier Oslo’s The Lantern, kids and parents will create their own design for a public space that utilizes structural elements. Families will begin by looking at the differences between designing public and private spaces and then move on to identifying shapes and patterns seen in The Lantern and other projects. Families will work with folded paper and other building materials to create models of their public spaces.

See also Nordic Models + Common Ground: Art and Design Unfolded on CURRENT EXHIBITIONS page.

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Scandinavian Sing-Along

Saturdays @ 1 pm, October 15, November 19 & December 10, 2011
$7 ($5 ASF Members), ages 1-7

Scandinavian Sing-AlongScandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musicians Anne Mette Iversen and Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of a selection of these songs, play musical games, and also perform some songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out!

Scandinavian Sing-AlongAnne Mette Iversen and Vibe Normann are Danish musicians living in New York. Iversen's background is in jazz, while Normann's is in classical and Danish folk music. They share a special love for the Danish children's songs they grew up with, and have performed together on several occasions in both New York and Washington, D.C.

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kids and families icon  North by New York: New Nordic Art Children’s Workshops

May 14 & June 18, 1-4 pm
Each $10 ($7 ASF Members), ages 4-10
Pre-registration is required

North by New York: New Nordic Art Children’s WorkshopsAttention budding designers and architects! Love to build? In these hands-on workshops educators from the Salvadori Center will lead kids through a building project based on the exciting work on view in the North by New York: New Nordic Art exhibition.

Mario Salvadori (1907-1997), a world-renowned structural engineer and Columbia University professor of engineering and architecture, founded the Salvadori Center in 1987. He believed that the built environment contains the essential knowledge that a person needs to be a life-long learner and an informed, active member of society. Salvadori students experiment with forces, build model bridges, map neighborhoods, and design future cities. Using the urban landscape of buildings, tunnels, and bridges, the Salvadori Center introduces children and adults alike to the wonder, beauty, and logic of architecture and engineering.

The Golden Mean

May 14, 2011

What has math got to do with beauty? Kids and families will start with a scavenger hunt in the Scandinavia House galleries looking at some of the portraits included in North by New York. Led by the Salvadori educators, kids will examine the shapes artists used to create these portraits. Back in the studio, kids will try their hand at creating abstract designs based on The Golden Mean and see where this math shows up in everything from shells to faces to buildings!

Building Faces

June 18, 2011

Have you ever thought of a building as having a face? A building’s door, windows, and other features come together to create the façade, or face. Looking at portraits on view in North by New York, kids will talk about how personality and identity is expressed by these artists. They will take what they discovered and apply it to the design of whimsical building façades using pop-up and collage techniques.

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A Child’s Adventure in the Swedish Countryside:
A Storybook Installation

Saturday, 12 – 5 pm, $5 per child (Free for ASF members), admission includes access to both spaces
Open to ASF Family Associate and above members, Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 5 pm; ages toddler+

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Leave New York City to discover the magical lives of some of Sweden’s most popular classic and contemporary children’s storybook characters! The sixth installation of The American Scandinavian Foundation’s popular Annual Celebration of Children’s Literature at Scandinavia House spotlights Sweden.

A Child’s Adventure in the Swedish Countryside is an interactive playscape that takes children on a magical journey from New York City across the ocean to Sweden where they can explore, hear stories, and read while surrounded by vibrant and imaginative murals evocative of the bucolic Swedish landscape. Kids will encounter a fantasy city skyline, inspired by simple, bright building blocks. A mini-balcony suggests a penthouse roof where they can build their own block buildings. Following a whimsically-stylized road, they will leave behind the big city, meeting along the way some of the country’s most beloved storybook characters, like Stefan Casta's Mister Raf, Gunilla Bergstrom’s Alfons, and Maria Jonsson’s Astrid the Fly. Children can read and listen to stories in the giant blueberry basket “sofa” and other woodland-inspired cushions that litter the forest, go camping in a tent with Findus the Cat or play in Elsa Beskow’s capricious hat house. The storybook installation is designed by renowned set designer and artist Sarah Edkins.

Both classic and contemporary literatures are embraced in this installation as much of today’s literature evokes popular themes of the past. Many of the contemporary authors and illustrators continue in tradition of the classic “Elsa Beskow style,” where they imagine fanciful play lands that blend together the natural and human world.

Support for A Child’s Adventure in the Swedish Countryside: A Storybook Installation is provided by Christina Lang Assael, The Assael Foundation; The Hon. Charles and Monika A. Heimbold, The Heimbold Foundation; the Honorary Consulate General of Sweden, New York; SWEA, New Jersey Chapter; Dr. Rose-Marie G. Oster; Edwin & Kathy Ordonez; John L. and Solveig Andersen; Michael E. Gochman & Bettina Schriver Gochman; and Sara Roy Summers.

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Young Voices from Norway:
A Family Show with Stand-Up Artist Tommy Steine & Skedsmo Voices Children’s Choir

Saturday, October 8, 1 pm
Free, ages toddler+

Norwegian stand-up comedian and personality Tommy Steine joins Skedsmo Voices Children’s Choir in an afternoon of singing and antics that will be fun for the whole family, with audience participation encouraged!

Young Voices from Norway: A Family Show with Stand-Up Artist Tommy Steine & Skedsmo Voices Children’s ChoirSkedsmo Voices is the umbrella-name for a large music environment for children and young people based in Skedsmo, a municipality in Akershus county in Norway. The choir’s goal is to encourage creative and artistic development in a positive environment. Talent is developed through exercises, tours, and performances, while taking the opportunity to learn about local church and culture, to the benefit and common good of the group.

The choir has a strong presence in its community and often represents it at missions and various gatherings. Skedsmo Voices also regularly collaborates with a variety of artists such as the Lillestrøm Jazz Club and local orchestra, and often sings for businesses and organizations. Their repertoire is varied – ranging from musicals, gospel, and pop songs, to folk tunes and classical arrangements. Many of the songs are accompanied by choreographed dances or dramatic presentations.

Tommy Steine is one of Norway’s most popular and experienced performers today, having worked more than 15 years as a comedian, actor, singer, presenter, and lecturer. He has more than 2,000 live performances, written and performed in seven feature-length shows, and made more than 100 radio programs. Steine has twice been nominated for Norway’s Gullruten award and in 2000 was named Comedian of the Year.

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Sampo, a Boy from Lapland/Sampo Lappalainen
Puppet Theatre Sytkyt

Saturday, October 29, 11 am in Finnish; 1 pm in English
$10 ($7 ASF Members), ages 3-9

Sampo, a Boy from Lapland/Sampo Lappalainen
Puppet Theatre SytkytAdventure is waiting as puppeteer Juha Laukkanen transports audiences to Finnish Lapland where a mean-spirited troll lives inside a mountain.

Puppet Theatre Sytkyt is a touring professional theater run by puppeteer Juha Laukkanen and theatre technician Arto Ollikainen. Sytkyt was founded 20 years ago and currently performances are organized both in Finland and abroad. Every year the theater holds nearly 250 performances at venues such as day-care centers, children's parties, and hospitals.

In 1994 Laukkanen became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and, in that capacity, has travelled to Europe, Africa, and Asia. He won the Finnish State Prize for Children’s Art from the Finnish Arts Council. Finnish embassies and major corporations frequently invite Laukkanen abroad and he has travelled widely in a number of countries, among them Thailand, Singapore, Egypt, and China.

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exhibition iconLuminous Modernism Children’s Workshops
with the Salvadori Center

November 5, 2011, 1-4 pm
$10 ($7 ASF Members), recommended ages 5-12
Pre-registration is required

Luminous Modernism Children’s Workshops
with the Salvadori CenterAs the Scandinavian Art Exhibition of 1912 made a splash in America, architects in the Nordic countries were developing their own distinct style of architecture that combined elements of the past and present. Join educators from the Salvadori Center for a closer look at connections between the art on view in Luminous Modernism and some of the buildings designed and styles developed around the same time.

Mario Salvadori (1907-1997), a world-renowned structural engineer and Columbia University professor of engineering and architecture, founded the Salvadori Center in 1987. He believed that the built environment contains the essential knowledge that a person needs to be a life-long learner and an informed, active member of society. Salvadori students experiment with forces, build model bridges, map neighborhoods, and design future cities. Using the urban landscape of buildings, tunnels, and bridges, the Salvadori Center introduces children and adults alike to the wonder, beauty, and logic of architecture and engineering.

Kiruna Church

November 5, 2011

Voted the most beautiful public building in Sweden (2001), Kiruna Church is a wonderful collection of triangles and squares. Built between 1909 and 1912, this church is a stand out example of geometry in architecture. Families will work with a collection of shapes and in three-dimensions to build and design their own geometric masterpieces.

See also Luminous Modernism: Scandinavian Art Comes to America, 1912 in EXHIBITION section.

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Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers

Saturdays @ 11 am, November 5 & December 10, 2011
Free, ages 5+

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen StorytellersSome of New York’s most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Stories from Norway & Beyond with Songs & Banjo Music by Bill Gordh
November 5, 2011

Scandinavian Holiday Stories told by Julie Pasqual
December 10, 2011

H.C. Andersen Storytellers Artistic Director: Diane Wolkstein. Saturday Morning Storytelling at Scandinavia House is made possible by support from DeWitt Stern Group, Inc. and DeWitt Stern Imperatore.

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Sampo, a Boy from Lapland/Sampo Lappalainen
Puppet Theatre SytkytSwedish Christmas Children’s Workshop

Saturday, December 3, 1-3 pm
$10 ($7 ASF Members), ages 5-10
Space is limited; pre-registration is required

Scandinavia House invites young children to experience how Swedes prepare for Christmas in this customary julpysseldag (Christmas craft day). Kids will learn the secrets of making traditional holiday crafts like woven hearts, yarn tomtar, and paper angels.

This program is made possible by generous support from the MacCormick family and from SVEA/New York in honor of Monica MacCormick.

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