Workshops for Children and Adults

First Night workshops are a fun way to let your creative juices flow. Age is no barrier to participating—we have workshops for children and adults! What better time is there to work on a craft project with your children, learn a few dance moves (guaranteed to embarrass your kids!), or find out how to write a song?  Come on out and join the fun—you will be surprised at how creative you are!

A First Night State College button is required for all workshops.

Resolution Mugs

11:00 am – 9:00 pm; 2000 Degrees, 202 West College Avenue

Decorate a bisque mug that you’ll treasure long after your New Year’s resolutions are forgotten. 2000 Degrees provides almost everything you need to immortalize your new year’s resolution in ceramics. You provide the missing piece–the creativity!

After you add the creativity, the staff will fire your work and in a couple of days you’ll have a beautiful hand-painted reminder to fill with your morning beverage of choice.

In addition to a First Night button, this workshop costs $7 per person. The activity is not appropriate for unsupervised and small children. The last seating is at 8:00 pm.

Adam Swartz Puppets – Small Puppet Building Workshop

7:30 pm; Westminster Hall, State College Presbyterian Church

Build a small puppet with a big personality! Join Adam Swartz Puppets in using household objects, recycled items and simple craft materials to create a unique hand or stick puppet. Then learn a few tricks of the puppeteer trade to bring your new character to life.

First Night Button is required for this workshop.

Black Cat Belly Dance Workshop

12:00 pm; 3 Dots Downtown

This workshop is a great introduction to Improvisational Style Belly Dance with Shannon Bishop, the leader of Black Cat Belly Dance. No experience in Middle Eastern Dance is necessary. You’ll shake and shimmy and wonder why you didn’t take up this popular art form sooner!

First Night Button is required for this workshop.

The group will also perform at the University Baptist & Brethren Church at 3:30 p.m.

Black Cat Workshop
Allegheny Ukele Kollective

Allegheny Ukulele Kollective Workshop

4:00 pm; Westminster Hall, State College Presbyterian Church

The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective welcomes players of all abilities and of all ages! New to the ukulele? Never picked one up but want to try? Come on down and join us! We’re always sure to bring extra ukes to our jams for just such an occasion.

First Night Button is required for this workshop.

The group will also perform at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

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A First Night button gets you into all performances and some activities – for just $10!

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