Activities

The Connective Festival offers activities for all age groups, featuring a full lineup arts & crafts, make & take activities, nature programs, walk-up workshops, kids yoga, and storytelling, plus more!

All the activities listed below are FREE with your $10 ticket.

 
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Art & Music Interactive

As you stroll through the festival, stop and add to our interactive public art piece and share your musical skills at the music interactive!

 
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Kids Adventure

Open 10:30 - 7pm

10:30: Kids Yoga

11:30: Storytime with Moe

12:30: Oxford Library Summer Camp Performance

1:00 - 7:00
Face Painting
Make & Take Art Projects
Toddler/Kids Sensory Area

 
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Teen Hangout

open 1pm - 7pm

Graffiti Artist Workshop
led by Jordan “Fluent” Delle Donne

Hair Wrap & Glitter Tattoo
by Birl Girl Designs Face Painting

Henna Tattoos
by Kat Lawrence, Helix Tattoo

Selfie Station
by Mirror Me Productions

Make & Take Sugar Scrub
by Nella Naturals

 

Art Experience

Open 10:30 - 7pm

Community Art Project
led by Karen Andress

Interact with Famous Paintings

Collective Art Installations

Walk-up Workshops

11:00 - 12:00: Acrylic Paint Demonstration, by Crissy Burns

12:30 - 1:30: Decoy and Wood Carving Demonstration, by Ralph Nestor

2:00 - 3:00: Learn the art of painting with alcohol inks, by Lynne Robinson

3:30 - 4:30: Pencil Drawing Techniques, by Martin May

5:00 - 6:00: Phone Photography Workshop - get the best images of the big show! by Aaron Miner

 
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Nature Connection

Open 10:30 - 7pm

Collaborative art project

led by the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art

Using watercolor paint, festival goers can fill in a nature scene on a large, unrolled canvas

Don’t forget to enter the Membership raffle for a free one-year membership + a few products from the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art shop.

Upcycled Art Project

led by The Land Conservation for Southern Chester County

Upcycling is the practice of reinventing unwanted materials and transforming them into useful products. Unlike recycling, which breaks consumer materials down, the goal of upcycling is to reduce the consumption of new raw materials and prevent waste by making use of existing ones.

Upcycling:

  • Reduces the amount of waste at the landfill.

  • Protects wildlife from pollution.

  • Combats water pollution.

  • Saves energy and water as the recycling process often puts contaminants back in the environment.

  • Encourages creativity and innovation.

The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s (TLC) upcycled art project will utilize and color plastic water bottles to replicate a Dale Chihuly glass sculpture.

Dale Chihuly is likely one of the best-known, and best loved, living glass artists today, with his bright-colored, architectural installations found world-wide. He is especially recognizable for his installations and commissioned work in hotels, theatres, parks, cruise ships and other high-profile venues. His outdoor installations are particularly popular, as they seem to give the surrounding areas surreal or fantasy-like feelings with flowing ribbons and coils, floating orbs, spikes, glass blossom-like shapes and other brightly hued, blown-glass forms.

Stroud Water Research Center

Dive deep into the world of stream river insects and more! Learn how these critters support the health of our local waterways and how you can make better choices for water through at the Stroud Water Research Center booth. 

Organic Loom Project