Making traditional toys will transport you to another time and place. Join Kent Scheer of Wadena, toy maker extraordinaire, in creating your own toys of another time. Come at on Saturday, December 3rd 10am for a discussion on traditional toys with an exhibit of some of Kent’s favorite traditional toys. Call the library at 218-829-5574, to register to make your own toy at 11:00am. Everyone is welcome to join the workshop. We ask that children are accompanied with an adult. This is a great workshop for grandparents and their grandchildren.
Kent Scheer is a long time toy maker and sculptor from Wadena. He also works with outdoor sculptures in park-like settings creating tranquil spaces to relax and reflect. In his workshops he works with both children in grades 4-6, and with adults, either with a child or on their own. He makes folk toys like, cats’ cradle, pantins, handkerchief toys, teetotums, paper air planes, bullroarers, and more.
Kent is currently promoting the “Declaration of Interdependence,” a public art project funded by the Five Wings Arts Council in cooperation with Forecast Public Art. This is a cooperative effort to establish a poetic and artistic statement of respect and concern for the earth. Scheer is more than a toy maker and he’s sure to delight you whatever your age.
This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage. For more information, please contact Jolene Bradley at 218-829-5574.