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A clay pumpkin project idea, courtesy of Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, requires three packages of polymer clay. Roll the clay into a “snake” shape before twisting it into a pinwheel for the pumpkin. Add the leaves and stem and bake according t




Eerie Art


10/22/15
By Kelly Sennott ksennott@hippopress.com



Staff at the Kimball Jenkins School (266 N. Main St., Concord) are organizing two events to celebrate the spooky holiday. One is a Halloween Costume Family Party on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. At this event, there will be family photos (plus a frame-decorating craft to put your photo in) and readings of The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury and The Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain, with copies available via MainStreet BookEnds. There will also be kids’ crafts (slime-making, mason jar-decorating) and tours of the mansion.  Admission is $20 per family, and attendees of all ages should arrive in costumes. Visit kimballjenkins.com/halloween.

For the grown-ups, there’s a Haunted Mansion Masquerade on Friday, Oct. 30, from 8 p.m. to midnight, featuring music by Nazzy Entertainment DJs, costume prizes, mansion tours, costume photos, door prizes and a cash bar. (And if you wear a mask, you’ll save $5.) Organizers say you can dress up or dress down, and that there will be munchies on site. Dancing will happen in the carriage house. Admission is $25.
If you’re feeling ambitious with your pumpkin this year, you can enter the Great Gourd-eous Pumpkin Decoration Competition this Saturday, Oct. 24, hosted by Studio 550. To enter, you must post a photo of the finished pumpkin to the Studio 550 Facebook page by 9 p.m. with the hashtag #gourdeous, alongside the decorator’s name and age. The pumpkins can be decorated in any fashion — carved, hollowed out, painted, dressed up, bedazzled, and they can be funny, goofy, classy, you name it. Judges request artists create without specialized kits. Pumpkin size does not matter. Prizes for the youth category (younger than 14) include a family clay workshop, and the grand prize for adults is a date night in the pottery studio for two. Call 232-5597, visit 550arts.com, email info@550arts.com or stop at the shop at 550 Elm St., Manchester.
Studio 550 also hosts a Saturday Family Clay Workshop, every Saturday starting at 1:30 p.m. from now until Dec. 19, but at the two that lead up to Halloween, kids can make Jack O’Lantern jars (or anything they like, really, Studio 550 owner Monica Leap said via email). The first parent-child pair costs $30, and for one parent, two children, it’s $40, with materials and instruction included.
At the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Gallery (98 Main St., Nashua) on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. ($20 tuition, $15 for materials and fees), there’s a Zentangle class in which participants will create designs inspired by fall leaves, which is suitable for beginners and advanced tanglers ($20 tuition, $15 for materials, open to adults and kids 10 and older, 595-8233). 





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