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Join Tulsa Artist Fellow Karl Jones for a special story time and art activities at Art Start on Saturday, January 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in ONEOK Boathouse!
Tulsa Artist Fellow Karl Jones is kicking off this month’s Art Start with a special reading of children’s books he has edited for Penguin Random House! Starting at 9:30 a.m., Karl will be reading “Mr. Boddington's Studio NYC ABCs,” “Mr. Boddington's Studio San Francisco ABC's” and a story he wrote himself about Tulsa ABC’s. After story time, dance along as Karl plays his ukulele and sings songs about building, construction and landmarks!
Then at 10 a.m., use your new knowledge of architecture to construct and design your own city or buildings using construction paper. This project is for every age level, and can be worked on as a family!
As we move towards a more technical world, Art Start programs will highlight STEAM classes in a fun way for children to see that the arts and sciences are often integrated, not separate.
ABOUT KARL JONES
Karl Jones is a writer, editor, performer and visual artist. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma he now lives in Brooklyn, New York making performance and visual work while writing and editing children’s literature for Penguin Random House. Karl has worked in arts education at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and been a camp counselor/arts and music instructor for upwards of five years. He has also taught and coached double dutch for upwards of thirty years. In 2019, Karl completed an Art Start program in paper collage puppetry at the Gathering Place and brought his double dutch team for a public program at the park.