Global Arts for Global Kids II
Global Arts for Global Kids (GAGK) virtual series returns this fall in time for the new 2020-2021 school year. This series will continue to offer arts education programs as diverse as our Queens’ community for free. Flushing Town Hall’s Master Teaching Artists (TAs) offer new content each week over 10 weeks. Students will have the opportunity to explore a new topic each week: Indian dance & yoga, Mexican folkloric dances and their wardrobes, creating mini art museums, Jazz dance, shadow theater, dances from Africa’s Ivory coast, world drumming in English and Spanish, fairy tales, Chinese dance & culture, and toy theater. Each week, students can watch 5 pre-recorded videos for the week-long GAGK lessons. Each video is 5-10 minutes, and an activity worksheet will accompany each lesson. These programs are open to schools, families, home schools, and “school pods”--- groups of families who are working together to educate their kids during quarantine.
Free GAGK Virtual Lessons:
Check out the GAGK Virtual Lessons below with short videos of music, dance, culture, or storytelling and post-lesson activities! Lessons are provided weekly, beginning October 5th, at 2pm. You can also follow Flushing Town Hall’s Facebook and YouTube Channel to enjoy the lessons.
Week #5: Shadow Theater with Karen Oughtred & Spica Wobbe
Week #6: Ivory Coast KouKou Dance with Vado Diomande
Week #7: Call & Response: World Drumming in English and Spanish with Martin Vejarano
Week #8: Fairy Tales with Robin Bady
Week #9: Chinese Dance & Culture, Liang Shanbo & Zhu Yingtai with Ling Tang
Week #10: Toy Theater with Karen Oughtred & Spica Wobbe
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New this season: Live Virtual Workshops
Meet the Artist or Jam with the Artist
This new series offers an additional option for student enrichment --- a live 45-minute virtual lesson with the teaching artists in the above GAGK series. Our “Meet the Artist” or “Jam with the Artists” workshops are low-cost virtual interactive options ($150 each for 30 students and teachers max) that provide opportunities for school classes or family learning groups to work with our master teaching artists. Lessons include strong cultural, emotional, and social components and curriculum connections. The workshops can be provided on your preferred time and virtual platforms.
If you have any questions regarding accessing the free content or booking the Meet the Artist/Jam with the Artist virtual workshop, please contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Arts for Global Kids II series is supported by National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and Guru Krupa Foundation. If you enjoyed these free online lessons and resources, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to support our artists to create more free arts education for schools and families.