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.
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.
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!
Major Martin Delany-104th Colored Infantry-1865
Delany was a freeborn in S. Carolina. Because the law prohibited formal education, Delany was self-taught and went on to be a teacher, newspaper publisher, medical doctor, and U.S. military commander. Delany will retell his story during this live fact-based presentation reinforced with audience participation.
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.
Marauding and Mayhem: Legends of the Sea
Pirates and mermaids and sea monsters – oh my! Join us for an exciting 7 week program as students create their own original play based on their favorite nautical legends! For ages 6-12.
Piratas y sirenas y monstruos marinos – ¡Oh mi! ¡Únase a nosotros para un emocionante programa de 7 semanas para que los estudiantes creen su propia obra original basada en sus leyendas náuticas favoritas! Para edades de 6-12.
Masks & Scripts by NoExit Performance
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.
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.
Mime's the Word! (Workshop)
Beginning with isolation exercises, Beverly Roche will teach students basic pantomime techniques of non-verbal storytelling such as building walls and climbing ladders.
Mime’s the Word
Tumbling, movement, and theater come together to give students an introduction to mime theater. Students will learn basic pantomime techniques of non-verbal storytelling such as building walls and climbing ladders. The performer, Beverly Roche, will incorporate ideas from the audience as she improvises a story. Performance is a companion to the workshop “Mime is the Word”.
Monarchs Need Milkweed by Bonnie Stahlecker
This program uses the art of bookmaking to engage students in a conversation about ecology. Each student will make a book that illustrates the crucial relationship between the monarch butterfly and the milkweed plant. With visual examples Bonnie will emphasize the special connection necessary for the monarch to continue to exist. Prior to the visit, teachers are encouraged to show the students the YouTube videos: Amazing Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly and Monarch Butterflies Migration Google Earth Tour.
Moving Forward with Arts Integration by Sandy Reib...
Do you remember how you learned the alphabet? With a song. You learned to crawl and walk before you learned to talk. You drew circles and squares in order to be able to print your name. The importance of creative movement, music, art, and dramatization in facilitating learning grows as we move through our formal education. Sandy will lead educators in exploring how to weave the arts into a broad variety of lessons for all levels and subjects. Workshops vary in length and will be tailored to each audience’s needs.
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