Instrument Making by Sancocho
Students will each make a traditional instrument with an authentic sound from common, everyday materials. Choose one: maracas, frame drums, tambourines, pop top shakers, or African thumb pianos.
Life is Dance by Justin Sears-Watson
Just as a painter needs paint and brushes to create art, a dancer uses everyday life to create movement! Students will learn how they can create a universal language that allows us to communicate with each other through steps and movement.
Literature Takes the Stage by Beverly Roche
Students can bring literature to life through this flexible theater workshop. Turning literature into a script for performance challenges students to analyze the characters and plot of a text in a new and engaging way. An option for creating an original script is available.
Math Art Family Night by Malke Rosenfeld
Bring your school community together for a fun-filled night of creativity, patterns and problem solving. This math night extends the Math in Your Feet residency topics so that anyone can participate. Activities include name pattern designs, reflection games, tangram puzzles, paper pizza, and dance.
Mood Music by Joshua Thompson
Mood Music is an engaging and interactive workshop that uses classical music to help students easily identify, describe, and expand their understanding of their feelings and emotions. From anger to sadness, excitement to fear; music provides a soundtrack to every emotion and this module helps students evaluate their own emotional behaviors while finding positive artistic outlets for those feelings and behaviors they may find difficult to manage.
Music & Me
Music & Me is a high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood music education program with an emphasis on exploration of pitch, rhythm, and group singing. Classical Music Indy has developed a curriculum that combines listening to music with interactive music-making activities that explore range of pitch, steady beat, and timbre of different instruments. With Classical Music Indy’s Music & Me program, students listen to music, explore sound, learn to keep a steady beat, and sing together!
Music Composition - Summer Youth Program
Music Composition – Summer Youth Program is a music education program that focuses on storytelling, music making, and music composition. Classical Music Indy has developed a program curriculum that combines interpreting and appreciating music while learning the basics of music notation. Musicians and staff guide music-making activities that involve performing music and mini composition lessons that provide instruction on writing music. With Classical Music Indy’s program, students listen to, learn, play, and write music!
Music Composition by Classical Music Indy
This program combines visual art, graphic score notation, and music composition to get students sharing their creative voices. Led by a team of professional musicians, students will create visual stories as they learn about rhythm and pitch, and later delve into music notation. A combination of music performance and hands-on activity allows students to take their visual story and translate it into music. By the end, students craft their very own music compositions, which are then performed by a professional musician!
O Pato - A Sing Along Storytime by Cathy Morris
Students will act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, students will take turns participating in singing, dancing, and acting while learning cooperation.
Ones and Twos by Theon Lee
When it comes to the subject of math, the first thing students take to is pattern. As years go on, however, many youth never accurately learn or forget to apply pattern to more complex mathematical problems, leaving them behind the learning curve. Ones and Twos is a beat boxing workshop that incorporates math and human beat boxing, one of the subcultures of hip hop. This interactive workshop introduces pattern as a game by using numbers, symbolism, and onomatopoeia to turn math puzzles into musical compositions. The program promises that students will gain an understanding of the correlation between basic arithmetic, music, and pattern as it pertains to a form of composition.
Picture Power by William Rasdell
From advertising to internet memes photographic imagery has increasingly become a primary medium of persuasion. In this session students will engage in a discussion about what makes images powerful and persuasive and dissect how images may impact their lives. Students will create their own imagery to communicate a message.
Poetry & Mindfulness by Manon Voice
This workshop will link poetry as an art form and mindfulness as a healing modality. Students will engage with and respond to music, art, and poetry to explore both their inner and outer world.
Reading Comprehension through Visual Art & The...
How does an artist build a mask and how does an actor act with one? Reading comprehension, theatrical performance, and visual art come together in this multiple-day workshop with the award-winning theatre company NoExit Performance. Young artists will explore character and plot development through making (paper and cardboard) and wearing theatrical masks. Designers and performers from NoExit will guide students, using themes from traditional storytelling, through the creation of an original character mask. Although originally designed as a multiple-day visual art workshop, a one-day “mask petting zoo” is available. The one day workshop explores acting only, no design work.
Art With a Heart takes pride in encouraging all students in their artistic abilities & interests. For students who exhibit a natural talent or passion for art, we offer a weekly Studio Program on Saturdays at the AWaH studio. Students will work in a choice-based environment where they are treated like professional artists and in all classes will have the opportunity to work with a variety of art materials and mediums (drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, etc.). Students will be exposed to the themes of many artists and art movements throughout history, as well as to current artists at the height of their craft. At the end of each session, students will host a collective art show to demonstrate all of the work they have accomplished throughout the 10 weeks.
Keep Building! Work together!
Work together in a challenging environment where hard work and dedication to monologue work, scene study and script/character analysis are imperative.
**AT LEAST 2 sessions of Foundation Level classes are strongly encouraged before progressing to the Intermediate Level.**
School & Outreach Programs
Whether it’s at the museum or in your classroom, we offer hands-on, exploratory and interactive programs on a variety of topics that provide your students a fun way to learn about Indiana’s art, history and STEM connections. All programs fulfill select Indiana Academic Standards.
Ice Age Survival
What adaptations helped animals survive during the Ice Age? Do we see these adaptations in present day animals? Students will investigate and discuss what adaptations future animals will have based on our changing environment.
Students will explore how creations from Indiana innovators sparked ingenuity and even improvements of their inventions. Students will challenge themselves and see if they can improve an object they use every week.
Explore how objects move as students engineer a cardboard creation to solve a challenge. Students will use the design process to brainstorm solutions, build prototypes and test their creation just like real Indiana engineers.
Pioneers used simple machines and engineering to create a new life in Indiana. Students will learn how simple machines and innovations made their life easier then and how Indiana is pioneering the way of the future now.
Rocks and Minerals
Indiana is home to a wide variety of rocks and minerals. How did they end up here? How do we use rocks and minerals every day in small and big ways? Students will explore the rock cycle and investigate rocks and minerals through hands-on activities.
How does a living creature become a fossil? Why doesn’t everything become a
fossil? What clues do fossils leave behind? Students will investigate these questions as they explore the process from living creature to its discovery as a fossil.
Explore how objects are affected by forces and energy as students engineer a cardboard creation to solve a challenge. Students will use the design process to brainstorm solutions, build prototypes and test their creation just like real Indiana engineers.
Voices from the Past
How can we learn from past civilizations? What can we do with this information? How
can the past shape our future? Students will explore stories uncovered through
the archaeological process and see how Indiana’s past impacts us today.
What energy is needed at school and home? Students will explore how we use the Earth’s resources, both renewable and non-renewable, to provide the energy we need to learn, explore and live.
Explore Newton’s Laws of Motion as students engineer a cardboard creation to solve a challenge. Students will use the design process to brainstorm solutions, build prototypes and test their creations, and reflect on the process just like real Indiana engineers.
The Arts are a vital part of a balanced, complete education. The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir invites to the stage local high school choirs for participation in Festival of Carols, one of the season’s most popular concert series, as part of the Spotlight Choir initiative.
Throughout the state of Indiana, high school choral music programs continue to grow and benefit from collaborative efforts such as the community Spotlight Choir series – what an experience for a young person to hone their skills: musicianship, study skills, communication, problem solving, time management and more.
The Madam Walker Story
Learn the story of Madam C.J. Walker, the self-made millionaire, as told from a “different” point of view. Learn about her early life and the legacy she created. Freetown Village has created a special interactive, one-character portrayal to bring this history to life.
Her name is synonymous with specialized products for African-American hair. But Madam Walker was more than an entrepreneur with savvy business acumen. She was a civil and political rights activist who lobbied an American president to make lynching a federal crime. She was a philanthropist whose generosity led to the largest donation ever by an African-American for the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA.
Madam Walker left an imprint on the Indianapolis community and across America. Her rich legacy gives us a glimpse into early African-American entrepreneurship.
The Whole Child: Digging into Reggio-inspired Prac...
Join classroom teacher and Pedagogista, Abby Bucher from the IPS/Butler Lab School #60, as she shares her passion of Reggio-inspired practice with other classroom and special area teachers. In this workshop, she will share a history of the schools in Reggio Emilia and some of the main principles (i.e. image of the child, hundred languages, environment, project work, and documentation). This approach to education incorporates the Arts as there are many languages through which a child can show empathy, expression, and understanding. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to explore the Reggio-inspired practice to teaching and learning and find out about upcoming related events in Central Indiana.
Theater-Dance by Giselle Trujillo
Do you have kinesthetic-tactile learners in your classroom? In this workshop, Giselle explores a topic in your curriculum using her multi-sensory approach of theater and dance. Through her workshop she is able to connect your curriculum to activities in both theater and dance: making sure all modalities of learning are touched upon, specifically, kinesthetic, visual, and auditory. Her workshop consists of using props related to your content as well as student’s collaborative work – the end result is a beautiful creative expression, choreographed by your students, that enhances the content area of your choice. Curriculum connections include but are not limited to: the solar system, history, math, language arts and social studies.
Theme & Variations on the Violin by Cathy Morr...
A demonstration of musical styles including classical, Celtic, country, bluegrass, and jazz using acoustic and unique electric violins. Students will learn about the cultural and geographic regions represented by the music, and will have a chance to try playing a violin.
Urban Artisans Internship Program
Urban Artisans is an internship program that aids 16-22 year-olds, with and without disabilities, with the transition from school to the workplace. Under the leadership of our professional teaching artists, interns work as a creative team to produce marketable, artistic products in clay, fiber, paints and mosaics. These products are sold in the ArtMix Gallery and in local shops throughout Indianapolis.
Through this program, interns gain artistic, vocational, and social skills that help them in their future endeavors. Many interns have gone on to find employment and/or pursued higher education.
The Urban Artisans program was designed using the standards from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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