Sunday, October 23, 2011


WHEN: Sunday, October 30, from 1-4 PM
The farmhouse at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge. TICKETS: $10 per person and $5 for children under 5 and seniors. To register visit:, or send a check, payable to Friends of the KMS Farmstead, to Farmstead Arts, PO Box 155, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 with a note including your e-mail, address and phone, and the number and type of tickets you are requesting.
Tickets will be sold at the door, based on availability. A maximum of 45 tickets will be sold.
Attendees, ages 3 and up, are encouraged to wear costumes. (Above: “Suneater” Watercolor Touch Drawing by Linda Howe)

Spooky Stories and Art with master storyteller Linda Howe will thrill all ages! In addition to the spooky stories, the audience will participate in “Touch Drawing” with Linda Howe as she is telling her stories. Howe describes Touch Drawing as “a beautiful, intuitive, expressive, hands on process that integrates storytelling and engages the audience to draw out themselves and their own stories. Similar to finger painting, without the mess and with a more beautiful result, it is an art that everyone can do and enjoy. It is a way of using one’s hands to “kiss the joy as it flies!”

lindahoweLinda Howe of New Providence has over 30 years experience of storytelling, writing, and creating art in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts. In New Jersey, she has participated in storytelling at the Great Swamp Halloween event, the Chatham and Warren school districts, the Early Crafts and Trade Museum in Madison and at the Chatham and Montclair libraries, as well as a variety of camps in the North East. She is on the faculty at the Yard School at Montclair Museum where she teaches studio courses and an intuitive print-making drawing process called “Touch Drawing.” In addition, she is a writer, poet and certified teacher who also enjoys working with seniors at senior centers, nursing homes and assisted living facilities performing and conducting courses on drawing out the stories of their lives.

The Farmstead Arts farmhouse is wheelchair accessible.  Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services is requested to make a request by sending an e-mail to the at least three weeks in advance.

Funds for these events have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

All photos courtesy of Linda Howe