CAL Sprouts is the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning’s newest preschool multi-arts program. During this important developmental stage children are investigative learners as they curiously navigate their world. Exploration of their ability to create, communicate and collaborate with others through a variety of media occurs in every facet of their lives. CAL Sprouts captures this curiosity to spur children’s growth through artistic and academic experiences. Working closely with preschool educators, CAL Sprouts has been created to connect learning through the arts to kindergarten readiness skills with a series of lessons and assessments that target the Ohio Department of Education’s preschool assessment outcomes. Current artistic genre’s available include Dancing Sprouts, Musical Sprouts, and Digital Sprouts. Call today for more details. A digital resource page for teachers and families to continue engagement of artistic activities can be found under Teacher Resources.
Through the dramatic performing arts, the audience is led on a musical adventure, the journey of a spider name Apollo. In connection to literature written and illustrated by Apollo’s Fire, participants explore the adventures of artists at a performance of Mozart’s famous opera The Magic Flute. The book comes to life with professional musicians, singers, actors, and dancers. Through interactive aspects, participants engage alongside the performers to help lead Apollo the Spider on his musical journey through the opera.
Big Top Physics is a workshop that will engage students in exploring the physics of performing extraordinary physical feats. Students will learn about the types of forces affecting motion, including gravitational force, tension force, frictional force, applied force, inertia, and center of mass. These concepts will be taught by a combination of performance/demonstration and active participation.
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 introduce and reinforce key reading concepts.
This five-session residency, led by a CAL music teaching artist and accompanied in three of the sessions by a CAL dance artist, guides students in creative movement and sound production related to vowel sounds and short action words.
Please call CAL Education Staff at 216-561-5005 to learn more.
Students participating in this workshop will explore the Earth’s surface, its characteristics and landforms, and the changes it experiences due to weathering, erosion and deposition of soil. Dance standards will be utilized by the experts at Art Sparks which will support national science standards as the students learn and perform a culminating work based on their science curriculum. Encouraging energy and excellence are at the heart of any Art Sparks class. The teaching artists reinforce the organizations “core four” principals: work hard, do your best, never give up, and be fit, throughout the workshop.
Experience dance as it integrates with principles of geometry. Using the body to demonstrate lines, angles, and two and three-dimensional shapes, this workshop teaches students to see that geometry is everywhere. Dancer Tom Evert will guide students through improvisational activities as they learn to practice concepts on their own and in small groups.
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 Gravity Locomotion Simulator. Experience “weightlessness,” even on earth! This dance presentation culminates with a live performance by three dancers entitled “9.8 m/s^2” (our own gravitational force on earth)!