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IndyArtsEd Forum | Looking Ahead: Local Arts Funde...
This session will ask allow several local arts funders share their insights into their funding priorities and any new directions they anticipate in the year ahead. Panelists will include program officers from the Indiana Arts Commission, Central Indiana Community Foundation and other local foundations.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis IndyArtsEd Forums are a monthly gathering of arts professionals centered around networking, professional development, and peer learning in the areas of arts education and development.
Inspired By Life Student Exhibition
Indiana educators of preschool – 12th grade students are invited to take part in our ‘Inspired By’ series for the chance to have student artwork displayed in conjunction with our exhibitions.
Inspired by Life
The 2018-19 student exhibition theme is Inspired By Life. Newfields invites preschool – 12th grade teachers to share their students’ original works of art in the form of portraits, which will be featured in conjunction with an upcoming exhibition, Life and Legacy: Portraits from the Clowes Collection, from May 4 to August 18, 2019. See the Call for Entries for details. March 1st, 2018 is the deadline for entries.
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.
Jr. Civic Mainstage Musical 2020
This kids-only production is a highlight of the Jr. Civic season. Open to ages 7-14, this fully staged musical attracts children from throughout the metro ares and affords them the opportunity to participate in a professionally staffed, technically supported mainstage experience.
Performing experience no necessary and children need not be enrolled in Jr. Civic classes to audition. Young performers are asked to prepare 16 bars of a song (bring sheet music!) and dress in comfortable clothing for a movement audition. An accompanist will be provided. Visit www.civictheatre.org/auditions or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jr. Civic Musical Theatre Camp 2020
All day, Monday – Friday (limit 20 students per age group)
Final performance on Friday at 6:00 PM
Ages 8-14: You will be grouped with people of a similar age (8-9, 10-11, 12-14)
SESSION 1 | July 13 – 17, 2020 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
SESSION 2 | July 20 – 24, 2020 9:00 – 4:30 PM
**PLEASE NOTE: Both Session 1 and Session 2 of Musical Theatre Camp are EXACTLY THE SAME. Due to the popularity of the camps and the curriculum being the same, we highly suggest you only register for ONE WEEK.**
Discover the excitement of musical theatre!
This EXCITING Jr. Civic day-camp will immerse students in a high-energy, intensive, day-long learning experience consisting of instruction in acting, singing, and dancing. By focusing on process and technique-based coaching by local and New York-based professionals, students will experience the collaborative nature of theatre at its most thrilling. A culminating presentation of the material worked on will be presented on the Tarkington stage for family and friends.
MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP is presented with support from IU Health.
Keeping Traditional Music & Dance Alive Throug...
This energetic performance explores the origins and “reinvention” of music and dance traditions over the years. When dancers or musicians are lacking the means to buy their preferred instruments or tools, they figure out how to substitute something they do have.
Kids Dance Outreach In-School Residencies
Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) provides school communities with high-quality arts immersion programs. Through KDO’s programs children are inspired by the joy of dance and music as they’re given something positive to focus on, specific goals to attain, a sense of meaningful accomplishment and an appreciation of the Arts.
Every class is taught by three professional teaching artists: a Master Teaching Artist a Musician and an Assistant Teacher.
KDO provides in-school programs for students in second through fourth grade.
KDO offers 12-session residencies, which can take the form of a 3-week intensive or a 12-week program.
KDO classes take place during the school day, ensuring that dance is integral to learning in our partner school communities.
All students in a selected grade or grades participate in the program.
Classroom teachers are actively engaged in the program, helping to connect learning in KDO with the larger curriculum.
KDO works with a single classroom of children at a time, and classes generally run 45–50 minutes. Each moment of an KDO class is rich with energetic, rigorous, and joyful learning.
All KDO programs include live music and depending on schedule may culminate in a final performance, a celebratory event that galvanizes the entire school community.
Kids Dance Outreach Interactive Workshops
Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) Interactive Workshops provide an exciting one-day, one-time experience for children K-4 to experience and be introduced to Dance, Music and the power of the Arts!
Every Workshop is taught by three professional teaching artists: a Master Teaching Artist a Musician and an Assistant Teacher.
KDO provides Interactive Workshops for students K-4.
Interactive Workshops can be 30-45 minutes in length.
KDO Interactive Workshops take place during the school day, ensuring participation for all.
All students in a selected class or group participate.
At least one school staff member must be present with the KDO staff at al times.
Latin Jazz by Cathy Morris
Rumbas, mambos, bossa novas, and the sambas of Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic give students an introduction to Latin jazz. They will learn about the instruments, cultures, and regions where Latin jazz originated.
Learning Earth's Processes through Movement by Mel...
Teachers of grades 3-6 will learn how to deepen their students’ understanding of the Earth’s processes using simple choreographic principles such as space, time, force, and motion.
*Developed in collaboration with the Kennedy Centers Partners in Education Program at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.
Learning Lincoln through Bookmaking with Bonnie St...
Students will make a unique book with an interior space to illustrate Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood house in southern Indiana. After a discussion on Lincoln history and family members, students will draw the inside of the log cabin. Additional pages in the book are available for future student writing.
Learning Syllables through Drumming
Students will experiment with words, syllables, and articulation and create their own patterns of sounds. Students will learn about rhythm, patterns, sing songs, and rhymes.
Learning the Language of Silence
Students will learn the concepts of telling a story with a beginning, middle and end using only body language. Through hands-on activities, theatre games, and mime illusions, they will be able to demonstrate ideas, thoughts and emotions using their bodies and facial expressions.
Lifting Together: Building Strong Writers Through ...
Good writing is built on strong storytelling skills. Teachers of grades 3-7 learn a collaborative approach that enables their students to be confident writers. By experiencing both the roles of student/storyteller and teacher/facilitator, they gain a new insight on how their students can “lift together” to turn basic story elements into new creations.
*Developed in collaboration with the Kennedy Centers Partners in Education Program at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.
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.
Long Road to Freedom
As children, the Underground Railroad brought Graceanna, a freed slave, and Mary Catherine, a Quaker girl, together for a brief but powerful friendship. Across the years and across the miles, the Railroad becomes the chain that links the two women together. Treasure this celebratory play depicting of strength of human spirit and the ties that bind us to one another, even amidst the most difficult of circumstances.
Magic with Foil by Robin McBride Scott
Soft foil metal is a great magical medium to create works of art in. Students will explore their creativity through the technique of embossing. Metal foils are a great material to create low relief embossed artworks using simple tools. It is fun to make, endless possibilities for creativity, and the end results are breathtaking!
Making Creative Books
Bonnie Stahlecker will teach students the techniques of bookbinding in a fun and easy way. Each workshop is custom designed around any subject matter you wish. Younger students’ books include clever folds and secret hiding places. Older students can make artist’s books, exploring unique structures.
Making Creative Books - For Teachers by Bonnie Sta...
Bonnie will provide a hands-on workshop on bookmaking for the classroom. This includes information, instructions, and resources for teachers to help students successfully complete book projects. Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour workshop.
Masks, Mime, and Imagination
Reed Steele introduces students to the art of mime and the potential of expression and imagination. Mime, sign language, and audience participation combined with humor make this a memorable event.
This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills, Communication, Critical Thinking, Flexible Themes, Life Skills
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.
Math Art Festival by Malke Rosenfeld
All the fun of a festival designed for the school day! During the Math Art Festival students have hands-on experiences with math-informed art making including visual art and dance. Each activity station includes an example project and the materials needed for children to independently create their own unique versions. While they build, sort, create, draw, fold and cut, students explore the mathematical ideas of pattern units, attributes, multiples, symmetry, transformation, spatial reasoning, and structural relationships.
Math in Your Feet
Lead by Malke Rosenfeld, math is often called “the science of patterns” and patterns are essential to the percussive dance form of clogging. In the K-2 workshops children will learn basic clogging steps and explore the process of learning and making rhythm and patterns in their feet. In the 3-5 workshops children explore the process making rhythm and patterns in their feet, dancing congruently with a partner and transforming patterns using reflection symmetry.
Skills/concepts: beat competency, patterning, pattern units, attributes, similar/congruent.
Math In Your Feet - For Teachers by Malke Rosenfel...
Math in Your Feet professional development workshops are active and hands-on, empowering teachers to learn and teach the movement, rhythm and math aspects of this program. These workshops are for classroom teachers of grades 3-6 and PE and music specialists. K-2 teachers will find the material adaptable for the younger grades.
Learn how to: use simple foot-based dance patterns to orient students in space; apply problem solving strategies to the choreographic process; challenge students to learn and apply principles of transformation and symmetry to dance patterns; infuse your classroom with math vocabulary used in context; help students communicate their creative work using written reflections, word studies, graphs, symbols, and maps.
Metal Embossing - Stretching Your Imagination by R...
Repoussé is a centuries-old art metalworking technique in which a malleable metal (copper, brass, aluminum, tin, gold, etc.) is ornamented or shaped from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. Students will get to explore the creation of a one of a kind art piece using wood tools to stretch the surface of a flat metal piece creating an embossed image.
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