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Thaddeus Jurczynski is a sculptor and celebration artist rostered with the Washington State Arts Commission. He has been presenting artist in residency and science enrichment programs for over 20 years. His workshops and residencies include such diverse subjects as reed sculpture, batik self portraits, and rocketry. His giant puppets have been seen at various parades and festivals throughout Puget Sound. In 2008, Jurczynski was commissioned to create a 6 ft tall glowing anchor by the Jefferson County Historical Society for their annual First Night Celebration. Another commissioned piece, a 9-foot long Chinese Dragon Puppet is on permanent display at Port Townsend City Library. He has been to Taiwan twice to help build ensembles and giant puppets for the annual Dream Community parade. His teaching philosophy is “Learning is something children do, not something that is done to them”. He is currently participating in Teaching Artist Training Lab, a regional program developed expressly for teaching artists by the Seattle Repertory Theater and the Washington State Art Commission. His motto is: "Experience an educational program that gives children the power of participation. Short Hands-on Art & Science Workshops (45min) E= Elementary M = Middle H= High School level Altered States (EM) Explore states of matter and changes in state. Make slime! Bubble Geometry (EMH)* Learn several bubble tricks and techniques, including Bubbles inside Bubbles, the Ballerina Bubble, and the Bubble C