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Mary Poppins performers are Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

This year’s drama camp led by Anne McNaughton presented a new, never seen before performance of Mary Poppins. Among our 9 cast members, were 5 children who had participated in more than one drama camp from years past. How great to have them back for the show and with so much drama camp experience under their belts, they were the pros helping the other cast members with everything from costumes and scenery, to learning lines and dances. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious may have been hard to say, but when it came to learning the dance, they did that with ease. We had rave reviews and were gratified to hear that our audience thinks each year is better than the last. We couldn’t agree more. At all of our camps, everyone is a shining star and this year was no exception.

Fused Glass with FOCI

Breanna’s Gift sponsored  a fused-glass workshop led by FOCI, the Minnesota Center for Glass Art.  The kids made sun catchers and their creativity came through immediately. Working with small pieces of glass can be tricky, so everyone had to wear thick gloves. This challenge didn’t hold anyone back and it’s always great to see the kids dig right in.

They selected different shapes and colors to create their own designs. Some of the kids took a different approach and stacked several layers of glass on top of each other to create a multicolored look. Each piece of glass received a little glue to hold the pieces in place so they could be transported back to FOCI for firing. A little patience was needed before their final work was revealed. And patience led to smiles, satisfaction and fun sun catchers.

Breanna’s Gift Board of Directors Combines Art with Playing Nice in the Sandbox

Breanna’s Gift Board of Directors and Program Coordinator, Kim Gordon attended a Sandcasting Workshop at FOCI, center for glass arts. This was a combination of fun, creativity and new  HOT experiences. Everyone is always good at playing nice in the sand box, so the small boxes of sand were no challenge for our group. Each class member made 2 castings with only one requirement.  One of the two pieces must be donated to the Breanna’s Star event on April 28. That is the most difficult part of the experience. Which one will be donated and which one will they keep. However, if it’s too hard to decide,  bidding on your own piece at the event is always an option!