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Westport Library Calls On Community For Dragon-Making Project

The Westport Library is inviting the public to take part in their dragon-making project, which will be featured at the fifth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire.
The Westport Library is inviting the public to take part in their dragon-making project, which will be featured at the fifth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire. Photo Credit: Westport Library

WESTPORT, Conn. – The Westport Library is inviting people of all ages to help build a vehicle-sized dragon during the months of March and April for WestportMAKES, a collaborative community project.

The dragon, constructed with wood, clay and fiberglass, will be featured at the fifth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 30.

Sculptor Chris Crowe is overseeing the project, which is already under way. The build will take approximately four weeks, and work on the structure will be included in the library’s all-night Maker Madness event on Saturday, March 12.

Library patrons and the general public are invited to help Crowe build the creature throughout the course of the project, which promises to have some surprising features.

Construction will take place both inside the library and outside, with a good portion of it taking place in the space behind the MakerSpace.

Members of the public are invited to drop by weekdays from 5 p.m. to closing and all day Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, Crowe will hold a series of dragon-related free pop-up style workshops:

  • Friday, March 18 from 4-5 p.m. – Mold Making 101 (creating refrigerator magnets)
  • Friday, March 25 from 10-11 a.m. – Intro to sculpting for Seniors
  • Friday, March 25 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. – Intro to sculpting (2-hour class)
  • Friday, April 1 from 4-5 p.m. – Intro to drawing (1-hour class)

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The Westport Library is at 20 Jesup Road.

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