BTFP US Space & Rocket Center Field Trip
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we embark on a daylong adventure designed to introduce visitors to the dramatic history of space exploration, from early spaceflight to the shuttle program and beyond! We will visit the Museum, Shuttle Park, and Rocket Park, have access to Public Simulators. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.
Join us for a FREE educational seminar designed to inform you about the entire home buying process.
This event will not only cover a range of topics geared to helping you on the path of home ownership, but you will also have an opportunity to consult with real estate professionals and a mortgage specialist. If you’ve got QUESTIONS, we’ve got ANSWERS.
Each attendee will receive a complimentary Home-Buyer’s Guide, which includes Tips & Tricks to Buying A Great Home.
Light Refreshments Served.
There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Reserve your seat today!
BTFP Zoo Atlanta Field Trip
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we tour Zoo Atlanta that houses over 1,500 animals representing more than 220 species. The zoo is home to the nation’s largest zoological collections of gorillas and orangutans and is one of only four zoos in the U.S. currently housing giant pandas. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.
Family Reunion Workshop
Learn about valuable, complimentary resources available to you courtesy of the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau at the 2019 Family Reunion Workshop! Saturday, September 14th from 10 AM – 12 PM at Hunter Park.
Speak to industry professionals from attractions, restaurants, hotels and more! Participate in our Family Reunion presentation and gain beneficial information from time tables for planning your reunion to the best ways to budget for your event.
To register to attend, please go to VisitDouglasville.com. **Pre-registered attendees are guaranteed a swag bag at the event!**
For more information on this event or to become a vendor, contact Kristen Tate at 678.449.3178, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
BTFP Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we visit The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia that houses U.S. President Jimmy Carter‘s papers and other material relating to the Carter administration and the Carter family’s life. The library also hosts special exhibits, such as Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize and a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, including a copy of the Resolute Desk. The building housing the library and museum makes up 69,750 square feet, with 15,269 square feet of space for exhibits and 19,818 square feet of archive and storage space. The library stacks house 27 million pages of documents; 500,000 photos, and 40,000 objects, along with films, videos, and audiotapes. These collections cover all areas of the Carter administration, from foreign and domestic policy to the personal lives of President and Mrs. Carter. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.
Get ready to sing, dance, shake, laugh, wiggle and learn together as Mr. Michael gets silly with his guitar. Michael is the music producer of the first four NY Times bestselling Pete The Cat Books and the co-founder of The Learning Groove. In this performance he will inspire children and adults as they sing interactive songs and Pete the Cat stories together. All ages are welcomed, especially Pre-K to 3rd grade! We hope to see you on October 12th!
The holiday season will be here soon! How many times have we promised ourselves that we’d make thoughtful handmade gifts only to have the time escape us? Well, this class is designed for you! Prepare now by learning to create beautiful, impactful paintings to share with family and friends this year. Their small size is perfect for generating your own custom Christmas cards or for framing to have several meaningful gifts to share.
Part I | Demonstration
There will be a quick 30-minute demo to cover a variety of techniques to be employed throughout the workshop and to ensure students are familiar with their materials.
Part II | Class Work
Instructor will provide mini-demos for students as you work through progressive steps to produce 2 – 4, 5” x 7“ watercolor paintings. Instructor will assist as needed with any of the steps.
Part III | Q&A
Q&A wrap up with students having received a handout covering supplies and topics discussed in workshop. The techniques learned will allow students to generate more pieces at home with confidence.
INSTRUCTOR PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES
VRAC PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES
#4 Round watercolor brush
#8 Round watercolor brush
Container for water (at least 16oz capacity)
Roll of paper towels
Love silver jewelry? Think you might like to make it? Come to this workshop to be introduced to the professional culinary torch and Argentium silver, a relatively new type of sterling silver used in jewelry making. Each attendee will leave with a beautiful pair of silver earrings, post or hook, or a pendant made by….you! We will fuse decorative silver elements onto a sterling (Argentium) background. Each piece will be one of a kind. No previous experience necessary.
Part I Introductions and Design
Participants will be introduced to the tools and materials used to design and fabricate the class project and provided examples to stimulate design ideas. Participants are encouraged to ask questions as they arise. (30 minutes).
Part II Fabrication
Participants will watch the instructor demonstrate the execution of a simple design such as those pictured.
Participants will make the elements they wish to incorporate into their projects.
Participants will fuse the elements, including findings, to their pendant or earring backplates. (approximately 2 hours)
Part III Finishing
The instructor will demonstrate the use of silver black to add a patina to the finished jewelry.
Participants will sand away tool marks and scratches, then add patina if desired, attach findings, and wear. (30 minutes)
INSTRUCTOR PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES
Silver Kit for each student; tools and materials needed for four fusing stations; finishing materials; list of materials used and sources; display monitor and action camera; instructor set up
Handout for each attendee to be provided by instructor 2 weeks in advance of the workshop.
VRAC PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES
Five pyrex dishes (5X9); Small box of baking soda; q-tips: 2 rolls of paper towels; Bar Keeper’s Friend; Blue Dawn dishwashing liquid; 12 x 12 ceramic tiles (n=5); tablet of graph paper (at least 24 sheets); disposable apron to protect clothing (Students may bring cloth apron if desired.)
Safety glasses or prescription eye glasses; wear closed toe shoes and long pants (natural fibers); pencil and eraser; Joyce Chen Scissors*; silver chain or leather cord if pendant is the preferred finished object.
Joyce Chen Scissors can be purchased on Amazon.
BTFP National Infantry Museum & Soldier’s Center
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we honor our Veterans by learning more about the sacrifices of our Nations Infantry. We will have an immersive experience featuring over 230 years of Military History located in Columbus, GA just outside of Fort Benning. This 190,000 sq foot museum houses more than 70,000 military artifacts. We will have a professional guide lead us through this massive campus, while sharing with us interesting facts of the day in the life of a soldier and also enjoy an informative IMAX movie. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.
Come see our schedule of new classes offered for all types of art forms and ages! From painting parties to cupcake decorating workshops, we offer the classics like photography and drawing plus specialty classes that are sure to surprise. Sign up before classes fill up. Buy Gift cards for loved ones as a specialty present for any occasion.