Becoming Bugs | Ages 6+ CANCELLED

Starting DateAugust 10, 2020

Ending DateAugust 14, 2020

Ticket Prices$79

Event Description

Monday – Friday

Aug 10-14

Monday & Tuesday, 10 – 11 a.m. virtual meetings 

Wednesday through Friday, 9 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, social distance in-person rehearsals scheduled with instructor 

Register by: July 27 

Pick up kit curbside: Friday, Aug 7, 8 a.m. – 12 noon 

Class fee: $79 

Instructor: Liz Malanaphy (Just Add Water)


What would it be like if you were the size of a bug? Would you be afraid of getting stepped on or eaten? Let’s put ourselves in another creature’s place and see how we like it. We’ll explore insects living near us and create an original play about how they have to work together to solve a problem. We will take two days to create the play via email and Google meets, and then gather outdoors to rehearse for the other three days while staying six feet apart in our own bug “homes.” If possible, we will invite family and friends to come see the outdoor performance while sitting in their own distanced spaces. 

Class Includes: 

● Pre-packed creativity kits, designed especially for the specific class to be picked up at The Phipps. If a student wants to join us from another city or state, creativity kits can be mailed. “Long-distanced” families can participate together this summer. 

● Pre-recorded video instructions for different activities (so you can watch and participate when it works for YOU), and guided, fun activity ideas. 

● Daily options during the week of your class for show and tell online sharing. 

● Scheduled virtual visits, with flexibility to accommodate a family’s needs. Students can also catch up with instructions and via emails if needed. 

● Everything kids need to create their own part of a collaborative community art project. These art installations will be temporary, so students can create, share, and then take it home to keep. 

● In addition, students will have the option to send in photos and videos of their experiences, to be featured in Just Add Water weekly news recap videos. 


Liz Malanaphy has taught Just Add Water (JAW) art & nature classes at The Phipps for nine years. The JAW experience is hands-on fun for young artists and scientists who want to learn more about the world around them. Liz is a mother of five who has worked with hundreds of students through the Hudson Destination Imagination program and various other community projects.

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