Programs

  • 3D Body Imagery New

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science, Math, Social-Emotional
    This workshop will allow students to use their bodies to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional images. Participants will discuss topics of interest ...
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  • A Pocketful of Music (Early Childhood)

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Join Steam Engine Hal on a playful journey through the world of unique musical instruments that fit in your pocket. Hal demonstrates instruments like the ...
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  • Action Painting

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    This workshop is a challenging, hands-on adventure that starts with students painting blindfolded. From there, Teaching Artist Augusto Bordelois takes them ...
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  • ACTive Listening: Drama Activities to Enhance Listening Comprehension (Professional Development)

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Professional Development
    Develop student listening skills and comprehension. Teachers explore and model drama activities, ideas and techniques to improve student focus, attention ...
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  • All American Heroes

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    With the help of Women in History, students will step into the shoes of a historical figure and give voice to the person’s story and placement in America’s ...
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  • Artist at Work

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Character Education
    This flexible program illustrates the process of creating a piece of art from easel painting to murals. This is a hands-on step-by-step guide full of ...
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  • Batik – An Indonesian Artform

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Science
    Students learn the history and process behind this ancient Indonesian dying process which uses hot wax, permanent dyes and natural fabric. Students gain an ...
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  • Beginner’s Beats

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Science, Social-Emotional
    Learn about In2ative’s unique musical style by understanding how the flute and cello create sound, and how each instrument interacts with one ...
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  • Behind the Sound: RazzamaBrass

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Fill your classroom with the sounds of brass. During this workshop, a member of the quintet shares his artistry and demonstrates the capabilities and ...
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  • Between the Lions: Call It As You See It

    • Art Form(s)
      Music, Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    This series of arts residencies for children learning to read blends segments of the popular PBS-TV series, Between the Lions with arts activities to ...
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  • Between the Lions: The Long and Short of It

    • Art Form(s)
      Music, Dance
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    This series of arts residencies for children learning to read blends segments of the popular PBS-TV series, Between the Lions with arts activities to ...
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  • Between the Lions: What’s in a Name?

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    This series of arts residencies for children learning to read blends segments of the popular PBS-TV series, Between the Lions with arts activities to ...
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  • Bloom: Creating a Ceramic Garden

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Students create a personal garden with clay, while using different techniques to make each part of the garden—dirt, stems, leaves, and blooms. They ...
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  • Blues in the Schools (Workshop)

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Bob introduces America’s classic native art form — the blues. Accompanied by his National Steel Guitar, six-string guitar, harmonica and mandolin, ...
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  • Blues in the Schools: America’s Great Original Art Form (Performance)

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    From its birth in the 19th century through its growth and popularity as the foundation of American popular music, the Blues continues to grow in influence ...
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  • Building the Band

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    This hands-on workshop turns each class into its own “jug band.” Students each get a part in the band playing kazoos, rubboards, rhythm sticks, wood ...
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  • Caribbean Carnival

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Science
    Take a trip to the warm tropics through geography, science, art and music and be inspired by this beautiful “Carnival” world of color. Wendy illustrates ...
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  • Carnival of the Animals

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    VERB Ballets will present a ballet that reveals the plight of the cuckoo bird, who is bullied because he does not act like the other animals. A beautiful ...
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  • Ceramic Quilt

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    Design a ceramic quilt using mixed media techniques as a tool to discover individual roots, appreciate classroom diversity and richness. The theme of the ...
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  • Ceramic Sculpture

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Create a fabulous ceramic sculpture in this introductory hands-on workshop. Kristen teaches basic building processes that are low-tech yet successful. ...
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  • Chano-Yu: The Spirit of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Westerners have long been fascinated by the Japanese Tea Ceremony. In Japan, the act of drinking tea is more than an elaborate ritual. It is an interlude ...
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  • Character, Conflict, Action! – A Playwriting Workshop

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts, Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Reading and writing plays is motivating to students of all abilities.  Writing and performing your own play not only gives students experience with ...
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  • Classical Music is a Living Art

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Character Education, Social-Emotional
    Expose students to the beauty and fascination of classical music and introduce them to musical instruments. Research has proven that education in music ...
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  • Clay and Culture in Ohio

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Through a hands-on clay experience, students learn the unique place pottery held in the cultures of Native Americans and European settlers in 1800’s ...
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  • Clay Animal Sculpture

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    The plasticity of clay is an excellent material to model physical features and explore how those features determine body shape and function. You can also ...
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  • Clay Can Do It (Professional Development)

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Professional Development
    Teachers change their ideas of what can be done with clay. Kristen breaks down the artificial boundaries of the ceramics studio and shows new techniques ...
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  • Clay Time (early childhood)

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Math, Character Education
    Children create their very own clay art. George inspires young fingers to feel, pinch and mold clay into a wonderful variety of shapes. (20 children maximum)
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  • Cowboys and Critters (Early Childhood)

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    Take a musical journey with bluegrass singer and guitarist Cowboy Bob, Bob Frank. Through music and song “Cowboy Bob” leads children through a barnyard up ...
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  • Create Murals

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    Visual artist and educator Kristen Cliffel brings her extensive arts experience and joy of teaching to help students create a visually stunning mural or ...
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  • Create Your Own Monologue: The Seedfolks Project

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Newberry Award winning author Paul Fleischman’s “Seedfolks” tells the inspirational story of how a young girl transforms a sad and lonely ...
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  • Create, Publish a Digital Comic Book New

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    During a five-day residency, students will be introduced to the exciting and expanding world of comics using different compositional strategies. Students ...
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  • Creating a Lasting Tile or Mosaic Mural

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    Teachers, staff and parents all join together in designing and creating a colorful tile mural or mosaic based on a theme chosen by the school community. ...
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  • Creating Anime Characters

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    A character is more than a figure drawing. Every color, piece of cloth, haircut, weapon, shape of the eyes, etc. inform traits of a character, a background ...
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  • Creative Adventures (Out of School Time Program)

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    Cuban-born visual artist Augusto Bordelois encourages students to follow the flow of the creative process and experiment with new tools and materials in ...
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  • Customized Visual Arts Program

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    Laura Cooperman customizes visual arts programs for PreK-12 in multiple mediums including, but not limited to, digital photography, sculpture, installation ...
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  • Dance Man (Early Childhood)

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    Explore the world of dance! Tom performs a compelling assortment of short dances that demonstrate dance as a form of expression. All children are invited ...
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  • Dancing Sprouts New

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Social-Emotional
    Our new dance residency program for Pre-Kindergarten students emphasizes the fun and benefits of dance with social emotional learning and other content ...
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  • Dancing through the Curriculum

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Take a journey inspired by the dances and music of a country or time period being studied in the classroom. After reviewing basic information about the ...
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  • Dancing with Newton: Understanding Physics Through Dance

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Science, Professional Development
    Torso-and-limbs-on workshop explores matter and molecular structure through the study of the physical movements of bodies in dance. Learn how to engage ...
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  • DaVinci’s Anatomy

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Science
    Learning about human anatomy has never been this fun. In this interactive workshop the secrets of Renaissance history and mystery are unlocked. Although ...
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  • Day of the Dead Skulls

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    After discussing the nature of abstracting and animating the human face, students explore the traditions, and cultural and social importance of the Day of ...
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  • Deaf Awareness

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Character Education
    What do hearing people do when they need to communicate with a deaf individual and don’t know sign language? Through a combination of theatrical ...
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  • Deaf Theater Workshops

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Performance Deaf Theater is like speaking two languages at the same time. Combining theater, American Sign Language, spoken English, and creative writing, ...
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  • Deepening the Understanding of Symmetry with Mosaics (Professional Development)

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Math, Professional Development
    The teaching of symmetry comes alive through the creation of individual mosaic designs inspired by ceramic works of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Math, ...
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  • Designing Tiles and Creating Patterns Through Geometry New

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Math
    Students will make use of art materials to create their own geometric tile panels to become part of an alternating or repetitive group pattern. They will ...
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  • Digital Murals: Public Art for the 21st Century

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Visual artist Augusto Bordelois brings his extensive arts experience and multimedia arts skills to guide students in creating a visually stunning digital ...
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  • Digital Storytelling

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science
    Captivate students through a modern version of the art of storytelling. Jimmie guides students in writing and producing a three to five minute digital ...
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  • Dinosaur Fables

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    This storytelling and visual art workshop keeps students laughing and learning from the beginning to end. Augusto tells a wonderful story about dinosaurs ...
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  • Discover West African Rhythm Through Drumming and Dance

    • Art Form(s)
      Music, Dance
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Led by native West African Sogbety Diomande, students learn the three basic sounds of the African djembe drum. They also learn basic techniques of hand ...
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  • Don’t Be A Bully – No Seas Un Matón

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Do your students forget to be nice to each other? In this Central American tale, a mean turtle learns the value of friendship. Students participate in ...
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  • Dramatic Movement

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Character Education
    Students focus on the creative process and generate an atmosphere of cooperation and tolerance. In small groups, students learn to develop a movement piece ...
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  • Dramatize Literature… any kind!

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    This workshop provides an in-depth look at how to effectively use voice and movement to enhance reading skills. Students learn skills to aid in ...
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  • Drawing Conclusions

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Building on Young Audiences’ proven Arts For Learning curricula, students will conceive and write a new plot line related to the children’s verse “Humpty ...
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  • Drawing Machines New

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science, Math
    Participants will construct a simple circuit with parts salvaged from battery-operated toys and apply it to a machine made of drawing implements that they ...
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  • Escape! An Underground Railroad Experience

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies, Character Education
    Students take on different 19th century personas as they come to understand and empathize with the men and women who fought so hard and risked so much to ...
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  • Everbloom (early childhood)

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Math
    Create a sculpture that is always in bloom! Using ceramic pots, wood and many enticing embellishments, students get a hands-on experience building a small, ...
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  • Everbloom (workshop)

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Math
    Craft a sculpture that is always in bloom! Using ceramic pots, wood and many enticing embellishments, Kristen transforms the ordinary into the ...
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  • Experiencing and Recreating the Enduring Pottery and Poetry of Dave Drake

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Explore the life, ceramic art and poetry of 19th century slave, Dave Drake. Students learn about Drake’s experience working in a pottery factory, turning ...
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  • Experiencing Japanese Raku Pottery

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Add the exciting world of Japanese Raku pottery to your curriculum with this in-depth residency. Students make individual pieces of lustrous Japanese Raku ...
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  • Exploring Asia

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Increase students’ knowledge and understanding of other cultures through dance. Utilizing music and movement, three dancers travel to India through a ...
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  • Exploring Tessellations in Math, Geometry, and Art

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Science
    Tessellations are patterned shapes that fill a space such as a floor or paper so that they don’t overlap or have any gaps and can go on forever. ...
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  • Famous Artists New

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    In this series, students will study a variety of famous artists by producing artwork in the style of the artist.  For example, students may produce a ...
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  • Finding the Perfect Red New

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Science
    This program will introduce students to the history of the highly valued pigment Cochineal, which is created from insects that live on cacti in Mexico and ...
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  • Fit Fun Frolic (early childhood)

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    Young children love to explore their bodies’ movements; toddlers and preschoolers love to bounce and wiggle. Take advantage of their natural energy ...
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  • Folk, Fun and Fairytales, a Musical Sing-Along Journey

    • Art Form(s)
      Music, Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    This program is an introduction to folk music and folk musicians, including audience participation and sing-alongs to folk music and fairy tales.  Children ...
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  • For James Baldwin: Our Literary Genius

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    As a group, students begin by reading passages from selected works by James Baldwin. Students will critically analyze the texts in order to create original ...
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  • From Books to Art: Reinforcing Early Childhood Literacy

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts, Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Children create art projects, in a variety of materials. Based on books selected by their teacher to improve reading comprehension, word recognition, and ...
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  • From Geometry to Escher: Teaching Tessellations in Math and Art (Professional Development)

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Math, Professional Development
    This hands-on, exciting workshop is designed to help teachers enhance the learning of tessellations by exploring the intersection of math and art. Math ...
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  • G-R-A-V-I-T-Y The Big G!

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Explore the different gravitational forces in space, on earth, and on other planets! Witness a dancer on the big screen “floating” on NASA’s Enhanced Zero ...
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  • Geometry in Motion

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Math
    Experience dance as it integrates with principles of geometry. Using the body to demonstrate lines, angles, and two and three-dimensional shapes, this ...
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  • Gesture Communication

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Character Education
    This workshop is designed to improve non-verbal communication skills. Students participate in exercises that increase the use of body language and facial ...
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  • Glass Fusion (Professional Development)

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Teachers create their own two-sided pendant using the science of glass fusion. This art form uses dichroic glass, stringers, confetti and frits heated in a ...
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  • Glass Fusion Mural

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Building on the exciting science of glass art, students have the opportunity to create a beautiful wall mural of glass tile. Students learn the science of ...
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  • Glass Fusion Pendants

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Invite your students into the fascinating world of fused glass, right in your classroom! Students learn about the process of glass fusion by combining ...
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  • Graphic Novel: Digital Storytelling

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Science, Character Education, Social-Emotional
    During this creative program students use a combination process of traditional and digital illustration techniques to develop a page for a graphic novel. ...
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  • Green Eggs and Ham Workshop

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Science
    Explore the expressive voice through the words of Dr. Seuss’ favorite book, Green Eggs and Ham. Did you know that it’s also a children’s ...
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  • Green Eggs and Ham, A Children’s Opera

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    The wonderful world of Dr. Seuss is brought to musical life through this interactive performance, which includes beautiful singing, zany acting, and crazy ...
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  • Grid Mural

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science, Math
    Learn the grid method of enlarging imagery and view the work of Chuck Close. Pixilation and photographic grain, and their role in enlargement will be ...
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  • Gruca White Ensemble – Music and Movement New

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social-Emotional
    During a 40 minute program, students from ages 3-5 will learn to listen to rhythmic and tonal aspects of music and react as a group with predetermined ...
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  • HER Ideas in Game Design

    • Art Form(s)
      Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      Math
    Students learn the creative game-making process from theory to project completion to create their own web-based game. Using Scratch, students design and ...
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  • High Five Fitness

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    High Five Fitness is a dance class in which participants explore the 5 pillars of good fitness. Two professional dance teachers and a live musician work at ...
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  • Historic Hysterics

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Students conceive and create panel cartoons satirizing an event or historical figure covered in their history curriculum. This fun and often hilarious ...
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  • Home in Ohio

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies, Ohio History, Character Education
    With a soaring baritone voice, a harmonica and guitar, Hal weaves an interactive, multi-media story of Ohio. Through original songs and stories, Hal ...
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  • Humans of…(Your School)

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    Based on the wildly popular, “Humans of New York” series by Brandon Stanton, students compile a series of photo journalistic portraits and ...
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  • Imaginative Illustrations

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Examine the mystery and fun of cartooning. Simple scribble or an abstract shape is turned into a recognizable character (fish, dog, person, etc.) or scene. ...
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  • Immersive Ballet

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    A resurrection of an almost century old technique known as Stereoscopic Shadowgraph which teaches the history of 3D Technology through dance. A 3D ...
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  • Inch by Inch: Planting a Garden in Story, Song, and a Clay Project

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Science
    Inspired by Inch by Inch: The Garden Song Book, ceramic artist and former professional musician George Woideck uses reading, song and clay to teach ...
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  • Info-Comics: Turning Research into Comics

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science
    Comics motivate reluctant writers and provide a structure for student writing and presentation. Creating a nonfiction comic also teaches students how to ...
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  • Instant Theater

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Learn the fundamentals of theater with Bill Morgan from SignStage, including stage/acting vocabulary and directions. Students join in the creation of a ...
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  • Introduction to Opera

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Opera is fun! Did you know that opera singers are the only professional singers that don’t use microphones to amplify their voice? Introduce your students ...
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  • It All Adds Up

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Math
    Math is useful for many things, including dance. Students will use tools from dance and choreography to reinforce their understanding of patterns and ...
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  • Johnny Appleseed: Interactive Workshop

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science
    Wearing the legendary pot on his head, Ray brings John Chapman (better known as Johnny Appleseed) to life in a lively and believable presentation. Johnny ...
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  • Kaleidoscopes

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Have you ever looked through a kaleidoscope and wondered how it works or how to make one? The answers to these questions and many more are revealed as ...
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  • Langston Hughes: Dream Keeper, Poem Maker

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts, Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    This assembly program shows the range of Hughes’ styles and themes through poetry, song, and movement. The students will perform the poems, helping the ...
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  • Last Fugitive Slave: Ohio

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Learn about the experiences of African-Americans under the institution of slavery in this re-enactment of the true story of Lucy Bagby, a runaway slave ...
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  • Learning Science through the Art of Glass Fusion

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    This workshop for classsroom and fine arts teachers addresses physical science and art content standards. Particpants will become familiar with a variety ...
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  • Life Lessons Through Dance

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Character Education
    Much of personal communication is conveyed through gestures or movements of the body. Through dance, Kenya shares some of her life lessons — from using ...
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  • Living Portraits

    • Art Form(s)
      Music, Dance, Theater Arts, Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Performer and choreographer Lisa Yanofsky will lead students through the creation and performance of an original scene that explores the identities of ...
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  • Ma’at is Missing: Deciphering Manners

    • Art Form(s)
      Music, Dance, Theater Arts, Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Social-Emotional
    What happened to the Golden Rule? This one-actor performance demonstrates to children and families the important role manners and kindness play in how we ...
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  • Masks!

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Math
    All cultures have a history of mask making. In this workshop students learn to make masks using a variety of materials and techniques. Wendy teaches the ...
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  • Microscopic World of Pond Water

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Students will observe pond water organisms and study reference guides to create their own diagram and 3D rendering of a micro-organism, with special ...
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  • MorrisonDance: Dance Medley

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    A professional dancer from MorrisonDance leads energetic dance classes that combine movements from a wide range of dance techniques with creative input ...
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  • Motion Commotion

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Centered on Newton’s Three Laws of Motion, this program demonstrates force, acceleration, and opposing reactions through Dancing Wheels’ highly ...
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  • Multimedia Portraits

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Character Education, Social-Emotional
    Students create non-traditional portrait drawings using a variety of materials. Initially a collage is made using paper, torn book pages, ticket stubs, and ...
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  • Music from Oil Drums: The Magic of the Steelpan

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Found Sounds will bring the magic of the steelpan to students with a performance of various styles of music from around the world.  While tracing the ...
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  • Music That Fits In Your Pocket (performance)

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    This program tells a story of musical invention and teaches students how to create music under any circumstances. Hal demonstrates instruments that can fit ...
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  • Music That Fits In Your Pocket (Workshop)

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Hal demonstrates how to play instruments that can fit in your pocket, like the ocarina of South America and the banakulas of West Africa. He also teaches ...
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  • Native American Adventure

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies, Character Education
    Robin Pease, a Mohawk descendant, comes to your school in her traditional regalia to teach students about Native American culture and people. Students ...
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  • Native American Bowls

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Ohio History
    Utilizing ancient techniques from the culture of Ohio’s native people, students learn how to coil build a ceramic bowl in a traditional manner. Each ...
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  • News and the Blues

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Compose your own blues lyrics about current events, including local, national or regional issues, sports or even lifestyle trends. In addition to ...
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  • Noisy Paint Box

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Science, Social-Emotional
    Imagine that when you see a city’s skyline, you taste blackberries. Or maybe when you hear a violin, you feel a tickle on your left knee. Perhaps you ...
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  • Our Branches of Government: A Theatre Residency New

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Cultivate a deeper understanding of the three branches of government and how they interact with each other through a system of checks and balances over the ...
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  • Painted Rain Barrels

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    A rain barrel is a container used to collect and store rainwater from your roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to a storm drain or out ...
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  • Painting Ratios and Fractions

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science, Math
    This residency demonstrates ratios/fractions in the form of quantity by mixing paint (an incredibly appealing activity for children), the resulting palette ...
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  • Passage to India (performance)

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Through the art of natyam or dance, students learn about life and culture in India. Dressed in traditional Indian costume, Sujatha uses graceful movements ...
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  • Passage to India (workshop)

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Natyam dance is closely associated with Indian music, sculpture, and painting. Sujatha introduces students to Indian history and culture and enabling them ...
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  • Peter and the Wolf

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Character Education
    Peter and the Wolf is a playful children’s ballet set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev. In 1936, Prokofiev composed Peter and the Wolf as a way to ...
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  • Piece by Piece: Creating Mosaics from Found Objects

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    Using materials as diverse as broken ceramic tiles and pottery, found objects, toys and costume jewelry, George and your students create a memorable mosaic ...
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  • PLAY, then WRITE

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Professional Development
    Dramatic Activities to Facilitate the Pre-Writing Process: This workshop provides theatrical tools to help all kinds of learners write. Examine ways to ...
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  • Playful Poetry

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Compliment a Poetry Journey performance with Playful Poetry, a residency or workshop that allows students to learn presentation and speech skills through ...
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  • Poetic Expressions

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Students build on ideas learned in the Poetry: Page to Stage performance as they script and score poems to set into motion. A deeper appreciation of poetry ...
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  • Poetry Journey

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Ray performs poetry directly from the ELA curriculum enlivened by his blend of interactive theater, comedy, and improvised songs. Students journey with Ray ...
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  • Projection Photography

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science, Character Education, Social-Emotional
    This project examines how images, ideas, and beliefs are “projected” upon us on a daily basis. We are constantly bombarded by advertisements, ...
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  • Puzzle Murals

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    Delve into art elements and principles of design as students create a thematic mural that relates to any curricular theme. Each student creates a piece of ...
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  • Rapping Curriculum

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Choose a subject form the curriculum and learn songwriting vocabulary and techniques. Working collaboratively, the entire class creates an original song ...
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  • RazzamaBrass

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Fill your classroom or auditorium with the sounds of brass. During this program, Metropolitan Brass share their artistry and demonstrate the capabilities ...
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  • React, Listen and Engage Through Music

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    In2ative’s program explores the infinite ways one can interpret music. Connecting with students through hands-on activities, In2ative guides ...
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  • Reader’s Theater

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    A few chairs, a couple of music stands and you have Reader’s Theater. This workshop promotes literacy using popular children’s classics such as Mufaro’s ...
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  • Ready, Set, Action! (Out of school time program)

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts, Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    In this invigorating drama and literacy program, professional actor Bill Morgan from SignStage works with groups of students to create a story or play. ...
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  • Ready, Set, Design!

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    In partnership with the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, trained CAL artists offer a STEM workshop that incorporates collaboration, critical ...
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  • Recycled Percussion: Strike, Shake, Scrape

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Science
    A trio of musicians perform a concert of music from instruments made entirely from recycled materials. Students learn that re-purposing items from a ...
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  • Remixing Narratives Using Green Screen

    • Art Form(s)
      Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Using fiction or non-fiction texts, students will use the settings of the narrative to tell their own stories. Through the use of Green Screen, students ...
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  • Roots to Rock: The Story of Rock & Roll

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Follow the growth, development, popularity, and influence of Rock & Roll across to the American continent and around the world. See how rock began and ...
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  • Salsa!

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Through a blend of Latin music and movement, students are introduced to the aesthetic principles and cultural elements of Salsa dance. The program is ...
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  • School and Community Murals

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    Visual artist and educator Augusto Bordelois brings his extensive arts experience and multi media arts skills to help students create a visually stunning ...
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  • Seuss and Song

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Did you know that in addition to writing children’s books, Dr. Seuss also wrote songs? Lara introduces selected songs from the Dr. Seuss Songbook. Students ...
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  • Seuss and Song Workshop

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Based on her popular Seuss in Song Show, Ms. Troyer will lead this workshop using many of the same songs, written with the zany lyrics of Dr. Seuss. ...
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  • Seventh Inning Stretch: Creative Ways to Get Your Classroom Moving (professional development)

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Professional Development
    We all know that physical activity is important for kids’ (and adults’) bodies, but recent research has demonstrated that short bursts of activity ...
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  • Shades of Diversity

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    This multimedia project uses traditional collage techniques as an awareness and self-discovery tool of individual roots and classroom diversity and ...
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  • Shake, Rattle and Roll

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Students participating in this workshop will explore the Earth’s surface, its characteristics and landforms, and the changes it experiences due to ...
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  • Shakespeare: The Musical New

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    In Andrea McCormick’s Shakespeare: The Musical residency, students will take a play from Shakespeare and incorporate it with music and dance. ...
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  • Shaking Up Shakespeare

    • Art Form(s)
      Music, Dance, Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    “All the Worlds a Stage” in this stimulating workshop/residency, students will perform excerpts from some of Shakespeare’s best-known works from ‘Romeo ...
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  • Shape Imagination

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Math
    Enhance your students’ skills in geometry and mathematics by taking them on a playful journey in search of lines, shapes, and angles. Utilizing music ...
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  • Signing Dr. Seuss

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Learn to perform excerpts from Dr. Seuss classics using American Sign Language with Bill Morgan from SignStage. Students learn basic facts about Dr. Seuss ...
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  • Signs for the Little Dramatist (early childhood)

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Learn a combination of basic sign language and creative dramatics with Bill Morgan from SignStage. This program also integrates creative movement with ...
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  • Something from Nothing: The Art of Sample-Based Hip Hop Music Production

    • Art Form(s)
      Music, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies, Character Education
    Something From Nothing seeks to teach students the original form of creating hip-hop music (sampling), which is the 2nd original American musical art form ...
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  • Sound Board Art

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Science, Math
    In this workshop, participants will explore the intersection of art and technology. They will create interactive two-dimensional art using found objects ...
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  • Sound Science

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Take a musical journey through the science of sound. Using everyday materials, Hal guides students in shaping sound and experiencing how sound travels. ...
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  • Sounds from the Earth (professional development)

    • Art Form(s)
      Music, Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Professional Development
    Spotlight the relationship of art to music by learning how to create three musical instruments from clay. Participants learn the principles of sound ...
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  • STEAM & IB Mural or Upcycled Mural New

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Science
    Students will have the opportunity to create a beautiful wall mural. Students will devise a theme based on scientific exploration. Upcycled mural will ...
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  • Steelpan Science

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Science
    A steel drum duo performs a concert of steelpan music featuring tamboo-bamboo (found instrument drumming) and classical music. Students learn how playing ...
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  • Step into Hip Hop New

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Teaching Artist, Andrea McCormick, will lead youth on a weeklong discovery of the roots of Hip Hop and Step. Students will learn African and early American ...
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  • Storyboard! A Dramatic Graphic Organizer for the Writing Process

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Using the graphic organizer called STORYBOARD, students discover dramatic structure and practice cinematic ways to retell and sequence stories. Students ...
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  • Storytelling Through Dance

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Using a wide range of symbols and gestures, mime, and music, students make connections between the written word and dance vocabulary. Through Indian dance, ...
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  • Stretch A Tuba (early childhood)

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Science
    What do a garden hose and a funnel sound like? Gary Adams of Metropolitan Brass introduces the science of sound and provides a first exposure to brass ...
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  • Superhero Stories

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Character Education
    Who doesn’t want to be a superhero or create one? During this creative program students use a combination process of traditional and digital ...
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  • Symmetry, Patterns and Geometry Meet the Mosaic

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Science, Math
    Reinforce the learning of math and geometry when your students design and create a colorful symmetrical mosaic. Each student takes home an individual ...
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  • Teaching Tessellations with Smartboard, Computer, Scissors and Paper (Professional Development)

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science, Math, Professional Development
    Participants view and introductory PowerPoint on tessellations. The instructor and workshop participants perform the operations used in creating a regular ...
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  • The Art of Boards – Build a Poem Like Shakespeare or Dickinson

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    During your unit on Shakespeare or Emily Dickinson, your students may complain and ask, “Why do they talk so funny?” To appreciate the language of ...
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  • The Capoeira New

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Mixing martial arts, music, and dance, students will be introduced to the historical and cultural elements of Capoeira. This program is designed to help ...
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  • The Geometry and Art of Tessellations Meet the Smartboard and Computer

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts, Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science, Math
    Participants view an introductory PowerPoint on tessellations. Using their fingertips on a Smartboard, or the computer cursor in the Paint Program in ...
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  • The Harlem Renaissance

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    Explore the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance. Understand the historical context of this pivotal time in the African American experience. Read ...
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  • The Science of Choreography

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Scientists and dancers have a lot in common! Find out how both use inquiry, experimentation and revision to understand their world and share their ...
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  • The Shipwreck Challenge

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    This is a fun two-workshop program where the students work with Visual artist and educator Augusto Bordelois who brings his multi media arts skills to help ...
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  • The Sound of My Own Drum

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Character Education
    Through exploration of African percussion and rhythms, students practice discipline and collaboration. By playing rhythms alone and with others they become ...
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  • The Stick Dance Math Cooperative (Professional Development)

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      Math, Professional Development
    Create community in your classroom through music, math and movement! Teachers learn how to use rhythm sticks to create increasingly complex rhythms ...
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  • The Tree of Life

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Science
    The Tree of Life is a hands-on project based on a Mexican folk art form. The program not only reinforces students’ understanding of nature and the ...
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  • The Vault of Secret Dreams

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science, Math
    In this incredible residency, students design, build and cast a three-dimensional mosaic and cement sculpture, challenging them with math and engineering ...
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  • Theater Basics in a Suitcase

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Create an original performance using items from an ordinary suitcase. Students choose items from the Theater Suitcase to stimulate creativity, develop ...
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  • To Be an American

    • Art Form(s)
      Theater Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies, Character Education
    History comes alive as women step out of the past to share their stories of the successes and challenges that earned them the right to be in our history ...
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  • Up, Up and Away! The Art, Science and Geometry of Making and Flying Kites (professional development)

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies, Science, Math, Professional Development
    This hands-on professional development workshop helps teachers to reinforce the understanding of the science and math of flight by making and flying kites. ...
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  • Upcycled Hand and Rod Puppets New

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    Who hasn’t been touched by Jim Henson’s Muppets? Inspired by his genius, Veteran of Parade the Circle at Cleveland Museum of Art, Linda Zolten ...
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  • Upcycled Patterns: Surface Design

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Social Studies
    In the spirit of international flags, masks, and textile design, participants learn history and repeat pattern design using everyday recycled materials, ...
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  • Virtual Biographical Museum New

    • Art Form(s)
      Digital Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Develop a variety of creative and adaptive innovation abilities, such as testing constraints, in developing solutions within and through media arts ...
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  • Walking Across America

    • Art Form(s)
      Music
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Discover regional music from the past 250 years that reflects America’s westward growth and expansion. Students hear the songs and stories of various ...
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  • We’re All in This Together

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Character Education
    Students explore all facets of bullying- the bully, the bullied, and the bystander. Using poetry, drama, and song, this program teaches students to use ...
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  • Weather Dances New

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Science
    Experience dance as it integrates with the principles of science including weather, renewable energy, and recycling. This residency culminates with a dress ...
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  • Weepufferfluffernutterzing! Machine New

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Science
    The teaching artist will share the interactive story of The WEEPUFFERFLUFFERNUTTERZING! Corporation, and then assist the students in creating their own ...
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  • What I Learned from the Flamingo: Dance of the Animals

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      Science
    How does a flamingo move differently from an elephant? How does a mouse move differently from a lion? Students are introduced to the dynamics and qualities ...
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  • What’s Inside a Story: Structure and Key Details

    • Art Form(s)
      Music, Theater Arts, Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Students are invited to sing, mime, chant, and then analyze how characters, setting, and the beginning-middle-end of stories relate to the whole. With ...
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  • Who Else Will Write for Me?

    • Art Form(s)
      Literary Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts, Character Education
    Students begin by creating an original work of poetry and finish by making it into a dramatic performance. They will learn PIPES (Projection, Inflection, ...
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  • Wigglewords

    • Art Form(s)
      Dance
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    Wigglewords pairs basic dance movements with each letter of the alphabet to enhance a wide range of literacy skills, including spelling, phonics rules, ...
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  • Written and Illustrated

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      English Language Arts
    This dynamic program starts with a recorded storytelling circle to create a collective story, followed up by basic traditional and digital illustration ...
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  • You are Here Mural

    • Art Form(s)
      Visual Arts
    • Curriculum
      Character Education
    Based upon the common map element that declares “YOU ARE HERE”, students create a clay map depicting their school and the neighborhood and environment that ...
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