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Explorations in Photography by William Rasdell
Students will learn the elements and principals of design as they study the photographer’s work and other gathered photos. Choose from two themes in the artist’s work: “South Africa and Migration” or “Daily Life in Cuba.” Other topics are available upon request. Cameras can be provided for student use during the workshop.
Field Trip Experience
From stepping back in time to examining primary sources, your students will love how hands-on they’re encouraged to be.
Travel back in time with our You Are There series.
Explore primary source documents in Destination Indiana. Pinch, swipe and tap their way around the state using our newly updated technology to investigate more than 300 visual journeys into Indiana history, geography and culture.
Assume the role of conservators and mend paper in the W. Brooks and Wanda Y. Fortune History Lab. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how science and history work together.
Enjoy live music performances and learn about a famous Hoosier in the Cole Porter Room.
Discover context clues and make inferences as they analyze primary source documents in INvestigation Station. Option not available for all groups. Please inquire when booking your field trip.
Field Trip to Line+Form Atelier
Line+Form Atelier offers engaging field trips in the studio on Fridays throughout the school year. Ms. Fran, owner of L+F, connects with teachers to ensure the field trip is meeting the educational needs of the group. Whether it’s a one time visit, or a partnership that will last several months, Line+Form field trips are guaranteed to be a highlight of your student’s year!
Filmaking + Storytelling by Tyler May
Students will discover the power of good storytelling through the medium of video and various digital mediums. They will learn hands-on how to operate a camera, interview each other, and use basic editing skills. This firsthand experience is designed to inspire students to go out and create through digital mediums.
Francicso Pizarro: to Serve You by Hank Fincken
If you are teaching World History or just want to understand how the Conquistadors changed the world, this one-man play is for you (5th – 12th). The conqueror of the Incas was brave, committed, and ruthless. His search for gold cities reminds us of the best and worst in ourselves.
Freetown Village 2020 Summer Camp
Since 1990, our academic enrichment summer camp has impacted the lives of over 5,000 children.
Each week children ages 5 – 14 participate in a series of standards-based cultural, social, and community awareness activities. From practical, hands-on history projects, team building and language arts, and field trips, children develop a greater sense of community and personal responsibility.
Fun With Jazz
Teaching improvisation as a means of communication, this program introduces students to the unique American musical genre of Jazz. Featuring recognizable tunes including The Pink Panther and Flintstones theme, students will have a chance to join the Fun.
Fundamentals of Acting
Create! Challenge! Become!
This introductory acting class is designed for the beginning actor. Curriculum at this level starts with the basics of technique while encouraging creative thinking and challenging students to work hard to get things right! Incorporating improvisation, terminology, and some script work, students will start to develop their voice, body, and mind as the pursue goals, create characters and scenes, and work as an ensemble. This class is typically taken more than one time in order to build a good basis for moving into the intermediate class.
Gifts of the Earth: Native American Pottery by Rob...
Student will learn about the history and culture of the Mississippi Native Peoples and the clay techniques they used. Each student will create a piece of North American Mississippi-style pottery called an effigy vessel (having the form of a human or animal). Most effective as a 60 or 90 minute workshop.
Harp Music & Stories (pre-k) by Melissa Gallan...
Students are introduced to the concert harp and will explore the connections between language and music. Students will learn to identify and respond to contrasting sounds, and will understand that musical concepts bring stories to life by communicating feelings and emotions. A version is also available for infants and toddlers.
Harp Sounds (Performance) by Melissa Gallant
Language arts concepts will come alive as students learn that music is like a story we read. Students will see how sound patterns can be transformed into music, as the artist directs students to listen for specific sounds.
Harp Sounds (Workshop)
Melissa Gallant will introduce to students the many sounds the concert harp makes while learning how the music we hear is like the stories we read.
Henry Ford: Fit to a "T"
He didn’t invent the automobile; he invented the automobile industry. His $5 a day wage made the working class middle class. In this one-man play, Ford dealers from all over the country have come to Detroit to learn about the man’s latest life-changing car, the Ford V-8. Was he a saint? Hardly, but his work continues to influence us all as much as any pioneer in US History.
Here Is My Magic Key
My basket of keys open an attic, a castle door, another dimension and more. Students literally hold the key to their imagination in the palms of their hands with this writing workshop. We explore the possibilities of these magic keys, focus on the senses in creating a story or poem together by the class, then students make up their own. “My key opens a haunted house. Beware. Take my key if you dare.” As we read, we pass the key –the gift of our imaginations– along. Led by Bonnie Maurer.
House Full of Friends by Sofiya Inger
Teaching young people to share, accept differences, and work together peacefully, this interactive program starts with a story of a tiny blue house full of very colorful characters. Students will play with shapes and forms from recycled materials, learn how to fold, bend, score, and attach them to build their own “homes full of friends,” where everyone has a place to stay and a story to tell. Hand-eye coordination, spatial perception, independent decision making, and visual storytelling are important goals of the workshop, but, most importantly, it will be fun!
ICC Virtual Neighborhood Choir Academy
For Individual Families or Music Teachers: An excellent opportunity for you to connect your students at home through song and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. Watch the intro video, grab the flyer, and contact us to join!
Children in grades 3-8 will learn a choral piece with directors from the ICC and then record their end product to be included in a virtual choir!
You can offer a Virtual Neighborhood Choir Academy to your students – right now! Please take advantage of this free resource to you and your students as we continue to care for our ICC family by reaching out through this new online program.
Be a part of the ICC from wherever you are!
Iibada Summer Dance Intensive "From The Studio To ...
Summer Dance Intensive
Our summer dance program is a 4-week program that focuses on the technical and artistic development of aspiring dancers. Every year our goal is to expose our youth to professionals in the entertainment industry to give them a real-world perspective of what it takes to establish a successful career. Our curriculum for our summer program will include:
Technical Dance Training
Choreographic techniques and Creative Movement
Strength and Conditioning
Cultural Dance Studies (World Dance Perspective)
Health and Nutrition (Taking Care Of Your Instrument: Your Body)
This year’s theme is “From The Studio To The Stage”. Aspiring dancers will go through 4-weeks of rigorous dance training, working with amazing choreographers, learning studio and stage etiquette, performing thought-provoking pieces and learning dance from a worldwide perspective. Students will also work on building their performance portfolio through developing their resume and experiencing a dance photoshoot.
Once Upon A Time…
Utilizing elements from all the artistic disciplines (music, visual art, literature, etc…), children explore the structure of a story, develop a deeper awareness of self through traditional acting exercises for youth, and discover new ways to express creative ideas and use their imaginations. Ultimately, listening skills develop and natural instincts emerge allowing everyone to flourish and have fun in a unique environment that simultaneously promotes social interaction and individual expression.
Imaginative Mexican Clay Masks by Jude Odell
Students will learn about the traditions and culture of the Mexican clay village Ocumicho as experienced by teaching artist Jude Odell. Students will learn basic clay techniques and create individual imaginative mask forms. Teachers are responsible for firing or discuss options with artist. Paint on your own, or follow up with the bright colors and patterns of the glaze workshop ‘Color at 2000 Degrees.’
Keep building! Work together!
Development of this special skill inherent to acting is promoted through advanced theatre games and exercises designed to promote risk-taking and self confidence in class and on stage.
PLEASE NOTE: You must have taken a FOUNDATION LEVEL COURSE (Fundamentals of Acting, Essentials of Musical Theatre) AT LEAST ONCE to be eligible for this class.
India Culture Comes to You: Dances of India
This hands-on program covers a wide range of multidisciplinary activities. The topics include, but are not limited to, multiculturalism, history, religion, citizenship, geography, music, dance (classical, folk & contemporary), mythology, choreography, art, sculpture, language arts, costumes and makeup artistry. Each one is created or modified as per the request from the organizers and the length of the time allotted. All the presentations are interactive, informative and entertaining. Program will include a wealth of visual aids to maximize the learning.
Indiana Mime: Raiders of the Lost Art
Through mime, sign language, music, and audience participation, students will learn how Indiana has played a big role in shaping American history, culture and events through famous astronauts, comedians, jazz, sports, and more.
Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Field Trip...
Explore our natural and cultural history galleries, from geological specimens to objects related to our 16th president. Discover historical figures in Indiana like Gene Stratton-Porter and Thomas Say. Experience hands-on learning in one of our programs or theater performances. With so many possibilities, no field trip to the museum is ever the same!
Indigo Blues by Sofiya Inger
Using the power of nature, students will turn oxygen and indigo plants into bright blue fabric art. After folding, tying, and dipping their fabric in natural indigo dye, students will see the process of oxidation. Students will discuss how art can involve nature in various ways.
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.
Internships at Newfields
Newfields is more than a local cultural attraction with an international reputation. It’s also a small city that can help you figure out what you’re going to do in the big, wide world. You know that at Newfields you’ll find art, gardens, and performances. But you’ll also find designers, scientists, photographers, lawyers, and marketers, all looking for the chance to introduce you to what they do. Help them—and yourself—out by becoming an intern at Newfields.
We offer internships throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters accepting applications year-round. Availability varies throughout the year depending on departmental needs. Internships are project-based and include the ongoing work of the department to which they are assigned. Our program is designed to introduce you to all the inner workings of a cultural attraction, featuring both the Indianapolis Museum of Art and The Garden at Newfields. The Newfields Intern Program is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students.
Jazz: the Art of Relationship
Students will experience the sounds of Jazz music from its roots on Indiana Avenue in the 1950’s and 60’s and the musicians who made it famous. The jazz tradition is so much an oral tradition that is passed down from elders to the next generation that Lawrence Clark refers to jazz as, “the art of relationship.”
You know the myth, but you may not know how important he was to the pioneers moving west. This is storytelling in theater form, showing the true history of John Chapman’s life separate from the traditional mythology of Johnny Appleseed.
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