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MONTANA SHAKES! DIY: Creative Design Workshop

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Create puppets and and learn about Shakespeare! Unleash elementary-aged students imagination with a DIY craft project to create fairies as seen in the MONTANA SHAKES! 2016, All the West's a Stage adaptation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Students will:

  • Identify characters, settings, and major events from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
  • Identify personality traits of characters from the play
  • Explore and embody different physical qualities and emotions through movement
  • Introduce and explore the concept of personification with found objects

Growing a Program | The Power of Music: Unit 3

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Discover how peer mentoring has become an essential and empowering aspect of the El Sistema music program in this half-hour video from The Power of Music. The Corona Youth Music Project in Queens, New York City, is an example of how music education can be effective even with limited resources. Musical language camp helps younger students develop and retain skills, and thrive as part of a musical community, over the summer.

Chorus and Other Ensembles | The Power of Music: Unit 6

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Discover the power of ensemble music programs in this half-hour video from The Power of Music. Teachers in Atlanta and Juneau, Alaska create orchestras with very young students to encourage improvisation and creative innovation.

FM Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert: Light Cavalry Overature

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This piece is actually the overture to Franz von Suppe’s operetta Light Cavalry. The operetta premiered in Vienna in 1866, and while the overture is in the repertoire of orchestras around the world, the full operetta is rarely performed.

Musical Concepts - Clarinet

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Leigh Wakefield explains why he so enjoys playing the clarinet. Throughout the clip, he describes why music is like coloring and how mood and feeling can be heard in music.

Filmed in conjunction with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert, several members of the orchestra share their love of their individual instruments through the instrument’s history, musical quality, function in the orchestra, and how it’s played.

Musical Concepts - Oboe

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Jennifer Peterson demonstrates why the oboe is known as the ‘snake charming instrument,’ explains why one of the most important jobs in the orchestra belongs to the oboe, and how a double-reed instrument is played.

Filmed in conjunction with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert, several members of the orchestra share their love of their individual instruments through the instrument’s history, musical quality, function in the orchestra, and how it’s played.

Musical Concepts - Flute

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Debora Harris chose the flute as her instrument when she was in the fifth grade and counts herself lucky every day to be able to play as her job. In this clip, she explains why the flute is part of the woodwind family when it’s actually made out of metal. She also demonstrates the range of notes the flute can play and discusses the types of music available for flute players.

Filmed in conjunction with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert, several members of the orchestra share their love of their individual instruments through the instrument’s history, musical quality, function in the orchestra, and how it’s played.

Musical Concepts - Tympani

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Kenyon Williams of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra demonstrates the specialized features of the tympani, including the different mallets that are used and the foot pedal that allows the instrument to be tuned.

Filmed in conjunction with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert, several members of the orchestra share their love of their individual instruments through the instrument’s history, musical quality, function in the orchestra, and how it’s played.

What is Art? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids about the tools, materials, methods and imagination involved in creating art.

Flor de Piña | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Flor de Piña or "Flower of Pineapple" is a folk dance with indigenous origins from the city of Tuxtepec in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Girls dance geometric patterns with pineapples on their shoulders and offer them as gifts. The dancers’ long braids represent purity and their bare feet show their connections to the Earth. 

This version of Flor de Piña was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington at the Festival del Día de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

 

A Trip to the Theater | Everyday Learning

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Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in a theater? In this video visit the Lexington Children’s Theatre to get a peek behind the scenes of a theatrical production from set creation to the final dress rehearsal.

Clubhouse Expert: Author / Illustrator, Tim Reed | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Meet Clubhouse Expert, Tim Reed, author and illustrator of My Very Silly Monster children’s book series. This clip shows the tools he uses for illustrating his books and talks about the highlights of being an author. He also teaches the basics of drawing your own very silly monster!

 

Traditional Craft: Making a Pendant

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Students at the jewelry studio at Berea College demonstrate how a copper pendant necklace is made. Jewelers use a handsaw to cut out the pattern from a stencil placed on a sheet of copper. After filing the edges, they stamp the copper with a design and shape the pendant with a mallet and dapping block. A buffing machine makes the pendant shiny, and a small torch is used to make a patina.

Blink of An Eye | Media Arts Toolkit

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Blink of an Eye uses high tech to appeal to the compulsion we all feel to play with our own shadows. It is a projector screen shaped like a giant eye that the artist, Erin Taylor, sets up at festivals to provide an interactive arts experience. Some people create simple hand puppets. Some do elaborate shadow dances. 

Quilt Squares | Arts After School

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Visiting teaching artist Devonna Hisel visited Sand Gap Elementary to work with third-grade teacher Lisa Young and her students on a quilting project. Students worked on an 8-by-11 landscape quilt using a sewing machine, and Hisel describes how she relates the project to the students’ Appalachian heritage. Young details her plans for next year’s art club and talks about what students gain from art.

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