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New episodes of your favorite show "WEE TV" every week! Check back for updates with fun at-home faerie projects through November 1.

Virtual Faerie Village is generously supported by Art Bridges, the ForGood Fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, and the Joffray Family.Art Bridges

Episode #1: SUPERTOPIA

Host Julie Garvin Riggs offers an overview of the 2019 Wee Faerie Village SUPERTOPIA: Wee Faerie Superheroes’ Headquarters and Hideaways before demonstrating how to make a pair of faerie wings using metal hangers. Wee Faerie artist Lori Lenz gives a fun tour of the Miniature Family’s faerie house making activities. Wee Faerie artist Jessica Zydeek shares an overview of her creations over the years (@weewingsandthings). Julie demonstrates how to pattern the faerie wings with colored markers and watercolors. Super guest star Nature Nick explains how his woodland animals are great friends to the faeries.

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Episode #2: Lettersburg Junction

Host Julie Garvin Riggs offers a tongue-twisting overview of the 2018 Wee Faerie Village Lettersburg Junction: Wee Faerie Homesteads from A to Z and 1-2-3. Wee Faerie Village artist Bill Vollers gives a fun tour of his Lettersburg Junction creation for the Letter A. Julie introduces viewers to her Bubble Letter project. Wee Faerie Village artist Lori Lenz shows viewers where all her Wee Faerie Village creations end up after the events. Julie demonstrates how to make her Altered Book Wee Faerie Tee Pee project (illustrated directions at end of episode). Wee Faerie Village artist Lisa Kenyon shows her Lettersburg Junction creation for the Letter O. Super Guest Star master storyteller Tom Lee shares A Faerie Tale, an enchanting faeries-in-the-garden story.

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Episode #3: Faerieville, U.S.A.

Host Julie Garvin Riggs offers a walk-about-town overview of the 2017 Wee Faerie Village Faerieville, U.S.A. Wee Faerie Village artist Kathryn Stocking-Koza gives a stunning tour of the Faerieville, U.S.A. creation, “Millie B’s Flower Shoppe.” Wee Faerie Village artist Elizabeth Marshall offers a tutorial on her Tea Cup Faerie Garden project. Julie introduces viewers to the first craft project, How to Make a Wee Faerie Wand. Wee Faerie Village artist and team leader Katherine Nicholson of Kingswood Oxford School shares her students’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Headquarters” project from SUPERTOPIA. Julie introduces viewers to the second craft project, How to Make a Faerie “Staff” Walking Stick. Super Guest Star performer Rochelle Weinrauch appears as The Snow Queen to sing “Into the Unknown” from Frozen 2.

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Episode #4: A Flutter in Time

Host Julie Garvin Riggs offers a visual journey through time and space with an overview of the 2016 Wee Faerie Village A Flutter in Time: Faerie Houses Around the World & Across the Ages. Wee Faerie Village artist William Evertson gives a behind-the-scenes tour of their installation for 2020, Ariel’s Aviary—the only team to install on campus this year. Wee Faerie Village artist David D.J. Rau offers a visual walkabout his Wee Faerie Folly auction item and wee faerie garden project.  Julie introduces viewers to the first craft project, Your Family’s Heraldic Coat of Arms on a Shield. Julie then introduces viewers to the second craft project, How to Make a Castle Tower Lit with Battery-Powered Candlelight. Super Guest Star magician/comedian Joe Howard appears as Medieval Trixter in the Majick Arts, Joseph of Stoughton.

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Episode #5: Whimsical Kingdoms

Hear ye! Hear ye! Gather round as host Julie Garvin Riggs offers a royal overview of the 2015 Wee Faerie Village Whimsical Kingdoms: Legendary Castles, Towers, and Palaces. Special guest Liza Gardner Walsh, author and faerie aficionado, demonstrates an edible project, How to Make Marzipan Toadstools. Julie introduces viewers to two version of the first craft project, Make a Fancy Crown. Special guest Liza Gardner Walsh reads her latest book The Fall Fairy Gathering. Julie introduces viewers to the second craft project, Make Your Own Faerie Tale Book. Viewers are invited to be this episode’s Super Guest Star as they imagine being a faerie while watching the Wee Faerie Flyover drone video by Tony Healy.

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Episode #6: Steampunk’d Wonderland

Everyone is falling down the rabbit hole in this episode for a steampunk-inspired adventure in Wonderland. Join host Julie Garvin Riggs as she reviews the 2014 Wee Faerie Village Steampunk’d Wonderland. Special guest April Brunell, demonstrates how she can make a faerie using long balloons while chatting with some puppet friends. Julie introduces viewers to Make Your Own Steampunk Art, and talks about her steampunk-style birdhouse creation and offers ideas about decorating pumpkins for Make a Steampunk Pumpkin. Super Guest Star faerie illustrator Aaron B. Miller explains his creative process in creating Dora the faerie using his computer.

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Episode #7: In the Land of OZ

We’re off to see the wonderful Wizard of OZ. Join host Julie Garvin Riggs as she reviews the Museum’s 2013 Wee Faerie Village in the Land of OZ. Wee Faerie artist Madeline Kwasniewski shows her The Rescue of the Tin Woodman installation. Julie reviews the steps for How to Make OZ- or Halloween-themed Pop-Up Cards. Special guest Liza Gardner Walsh, author and faerie aficionado, demonstrates a craft project, How to Make Baby Fall Faeries. Julie explains the process for her How to Make a 3-D Cowardly Lion Wall Hanging. Super Guest Star soloist and choral director Steve Mitchell sings “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

Errata: The Wonderful Emerald City of Oz installation using green glass was created by Cathy DeMeo (and not Julie Solz) as it appears in the PowerPoint.

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Episode #8: Of Feathers & Fairy Tales: Enchanted Birdhouses

Enchanted Birdhouses at the Museum—what a tweet! Join host Julie Garvin Riggs as she reviews the Museum’s 2011 Of Feathers & Fairy Tales for which artists designed bird houses based on famous fairy tales or children’s storiesWee Faerie artists Christopher Steiner and Rhett Steiner share their “birdhouse” inspired by The Emperor’s New Clothes. Julie reviews the steps for her project, How to Make a Bottle Bird. Special guest Regan Stacey, nature therapist introduces viewers to Forest Bathing and a nature-based project, A Texture Gathering. Julie explains the process for her Create Your Own Fairy Tale Dwelling. Viewers are invited to be this episode’s Super Guest Star as they imagine being a bird while watching the Campus Flyover drone video by Tony Healy.

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Episode #9: SCARECROWS at the Museum

Scarecrows based on famous artists throughout history was the theme for SCARECROWS at the Museum in 2010. Join host Julie Garvin Riggs as she reviews the magical fall eventJulie shares a summer video of herself demonstrating How to Paint Like Jackson Pollock. Dancer and Teaching Artist L’Ana Burton shares a chair-based dance while counting her blessings (for more information). Julie reviews the steps for her project, How to Make a Scarecrow Head. Super Guest Star Legairre Radden, scientist and Spiderman fan, demonstrates How to Wash Your Hands in the Time of COVID.

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