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Puppetry & Masks

$250
Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

PUPPETRY: Journey South (8:30am)
Learn about the Fall journey south of Minnesota songbirds and the environmental challenges they face as they winter in the tropical rainforests. Join artist Laurie Witzkowski and create your favorite Brazilian birds using a variety of art media. 

MASK MAKING: Spirits of the Rainforest (10:15am)
The art of maskmaking, rooted in the traditions of indigenous people who live in the Amazon rainforest region, is fast becoming a lost art. Work with artists Julie & Gustavo Boada to create your own mask inspired by those of indigenous people who still maintain a deep connection to nature. 

For ages 9 – 12.

Full Course

Bookmaking & Puppetry

$250
Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

ILLUSTRATION/STORYWRITING: Stories on a String (12:30pm)
Often found hanging in Brazilian market stalls, stories on a string is based on the Portuguese literatura de cordel art form, which often featured exciting tales with illustrations, like "The Boy who Flew to the Moon," or "The Cat with Two Heads." Join artist Tara Fahey to make your own special little booklet, and create your own fantastic stories! 

PUPPETRY/STORYTELLING: Bumba-Meu-Boi (2:15pm)
Bumba-Meu-Boi is a comical and very popular folk drama brought to Brazil by the Portuguese in the 1700’s. The story is about the adventures of a prized bull. Join Gustavo Boada to create your own special puppet character for a Bumba-Meu-Boi performance. 

For ages 6 – 8.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 2 payments of $50.00, paid weekly.

Dance & Textiles

$250
Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

DANCE: A moving experience (12:30pm)
The Portuguese began to colonize Brazil in the 1500’s. Join dancer Christopher Yaeger to learn dances that Portuguese arrivals might have danced in the 1500’s from the royal court to country dances. Then go wild and create simple costumes and be a part of a Brazilian Carnaval experience. 

TEXTILES: Rainforest Inspirations (2:15pm)
Taking inspiration from the colorful flowers and insects of the Amazon rainforest, work with Julie Boada to learn two textile techniques: weaving using a backstrap loom, and stenciling with fabric paint. Then create beautiful pieces to decorate your room. 

For ages 6 – 8.

Full Course

Drawing and Painting & Jewelry

$250
Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

DRAWING AND PAINTING: Amazing Rainforest Creatures (12:30pm)
Brazil is home to many different kinds of animals— everything from the three-toed sloth to the squirrel monkey to the poison dart frog! Artist Karen Anderson will help you learn a variety of drawing and painting techniques to create your rainforest masterpiece. 

JEWELRY: Amazonian Adornments (2:15pm)
Feathers and beads, gold and silver! Brazilian jewelry is recognizable for its colorful variety of textures. Learn about some cultures that inspire the art of adornment Brazilian-style. Then work with Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra to create your own unique pieces to gift or wear. 

For ages 6 – 8.

Full Course

Jewelry & Drawing and Painting

$250
Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

JEWELRY: Amazonian Adornments (12:30pm)
Feathers and beads, gold and silver! Brazilian jewelry is recognizable for its colorful variety of textures. Learn about some cultures that inspire the art of adornment Brazilian-style. Then work with Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra to create your own unique pieces to gift or wear. 

DRAWING AND PAINTING: Amazing Rainforest Creatures (2:15pm)
Brazil is home to many different kinds of animals— everything from the three-toed sloth to the squirrel monkey to the poison dart frog! Artist Karen Anderson will help you learn a variety of drawing and painting techniques to create your rainforest masterpiece. 

For ages 9 – 12.

Full Course

Puppetry & Bookmaking

$250
Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

PUPPETRY/STORYTELLING: Bumba-Meu-Boi (12:30pm)
Bumba-Meu-Boi is a comical and very popular folk drama brought to Brazil by the Portuguese in the 1700’s. The story is about the adventures of a prized bull. Join Gustavo Boada to create your own special puppet character for a Bumba-Meu-Boi performance. 

ILLUSTRATION/STORYWRITING: Stories on a String (2:15pm)
Often found hanging in Brazilian market stalls, stories on a string is based on the Portuguese literatura de cordel art form, which often featured exciting tales with illustrations, like "The Boy who Flew to the Moon," or "The Cat with Two Heads." Join artist Tara Fahey to make your own special little booklet, and create your own fantastic stories! 

For ages 9 – 12.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 2 payments of $50.00, paid weekly.

Textiles & Dance

$250
Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

TEXTILES: Rainforest Inspirations (12:30pm)
Taking inspiration from the colorful flowers and insects of the Amazon rainforest, work with Julie Boada to learn two textile techniques: weaving using a backstrap loom, and stenciling with fabric paint. Then create beautiful pieces to decorate your room. 

DANCE: A moving experience (2:15pm)
The Portuguese began to colonize Brazil in the 1500’s. Join dancer Christopher Yaeger to learn dances that Portuguese arrivals might have danced in the 1500’s from the royal court to country dances. Then go wild and create simple costumes and be a part of a Brazilian Carnaval experience. 

For ages 9 – 12.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 2 payments of $50.00, paid weekly.

A Start with the Arts: Celebrating Brazil

$250
Calendar Jul 15, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

A Start with the Arts offers 4 – 5 year olds the opportunity for self expression through singing, movement, drama, and art-making. Activities are designed to heighten each child's imagination while providing knowledge about Brazil through a cultural and artistic lens.

During this week of A Start with the Arts, make costumes, instruments, and music, and create a carnaval, Brazilian-style.

For ages 4 – 5.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 2 payments of $50.00, paid weekly.




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