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Drawing and Painting & Mask Making

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

DRAWING & PAINTING: Postcards from Brazil (8:30am)
From vibrant rainforest landscapes to coastal seascapes to street scenes, life in Brazil is colorful and filled with a kind of indescribable energy. Work with an artist to look at modern Brazilian art work. Then learn basic color theory and create vibrant art works that capture the essence of Brazil. 

MASK MAKING: Faces of the Rainforest (10:15am)
Colorful masks and face painting from the indigenous Yanomami people of Brazil show the cultural memory and traditions of the tribe. Work with artist Julie Boada to learn about the Yanomami and how they live in harmony with the rainforest, then make a mask inspired by their art. 

For ages 6 – 8.

Full Course

Drawing and Painting & Movement

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

DRAWING & PAINTING: Postcards from Brazil (8:30am)
From vibrant rainforest landscapes to coastal seascapes to street scenes, life in Brazil is colorful and filled with a kind of indescribable energy. Work with an artist to look at modern Brazilian art work. Then learn basic color theory and create vibrant art works that capture the essence of Brazil. 

MOVEMENT: Martial Arts Meets Dance (10:15am)
Originally Capoeira was developed by enslaved Africans in the Portuguese colonies of Brazil to defend themselves. Today Capoeira is an art form with elements of dance, music, and martial arts. Join Capoeira expert Guerreiro of Capoeira Minnesota, and learn the art of self-discipline and rules of engagement through this dynamic Afro-Brazilian tradition. 

For ages 6 – 8.

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

Mask Making & Drawing and Painting

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

MASK MAKING: Faces of the Rainforest (8:30am)
Colorful masks and face painting from the indigenous Yanomami people of Brazil show the cultural memory and traditions of the tribe. Work with artist Julie Boada to learn about the Yanomami and how they live in harmony with the rainforest, then make a mask inspired by their art. 

DRAWING & PAINTING: Postcards from Brazil (10:15am)
From vibrant rainforest landscapes to coastal seascapes to street scenes, life in Brazil is colorful and filled with a kind of indescribable energy. Work with an artist to look at modern Brazilian art work. Then learn basic color theory and create vibrant art works that capture the essence of Brazil. 

For ages 9 – 12.

Full Course

Movement & Drawing and Painting

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

MOVEMENT: Martial Arts Meets Dance (8:30am)
Originally Capoeira was developed by enslaved Africans in the Portuguese colonies of Brazil to defend themselves. Today Capoeira is an art form with elements of dance, music, and martial arts. Join Capoeira expert Guerreiro of Capoeira Minnesota, and learn the art of self-discipline and rules of engagement through this dynamic Afro-Brazilian tradition. 

DRAWING & PAINTING: Postcards from Brazil (10:15am)
From vibrant rainforest landscapes to coastal seascapes to street scenes, life in Brazil is colorful and filled with a kind of indescribable energy. Work with an artist to look at modern Brazilian art work. Then learn basic color theory and create vibrant art works that capture the essence of Brazil. 

For ages 9 – 12.

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

Music & Puppetry

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

INSTRUMENT MAKING: Gourd-ious Music (8:30am)
Work with an artist to create instruments from gourds! Learn about Afro-Brazilian contributions to the music played with Capoeira, the martial art form that is famous in that country. Then make instruments inspired by your learnings. 

PUPPETRY: Mamulengo Theater (10:15am)
Mamulengo is a type of hilarious puppet performance popular in North East Brazil, especially in the state of Pernambuco. Papier-mâché hand puppets with funny characters interact with the audience, making up stories about ordinary life experiences. Learn all about this Brazilian theater form, then work with artist Gustavo Boada to create your own puppet to entertain and engage your family and friends. 

For ages 6 – 8.

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

Puppetry & Music

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

PUPPETRY: Mamulengo Theater (8:30am)
Mamulengo is a type of hilarious puppet performance popular in North East Brazil, especially in the state of Pernambuco. Papier-mâché hand puppets with funny characters interact with the audience, making up stories about ordinary life experiences. Learn all about this Brazilian theater form, then work with artist Gustavo Boada to create your own puppet to entertain and engage your family and friends. 

INSTRUMENT MAKING: Gourd-ious Music (10:15am)
Work with an artist to create instruments from gourds! Learn about Afro-Brazilian contributions to the music played with Capoeira, the martial art form that is famous in that country. Then make instruments inspired by your learnings. 

For ages 9 – 12.

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

Carnaval Costumes & Stilts

$250
Calendar Jul 15, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

MIXED MEDIA: Brazilian Carnaval Costumes (12:30pm)
The Rio de Janeiro Carnaval in southeastern Brazil is an annual celebration held before Easter. People dress in colorful costumes and balance huge headpieces on their heads as they walk the streets playing music and dancing. Join artist Julie Boada and make a colorful, flamboyant headpiece out of reuse items, feathers, and more, plus a costume to wear in our Carnaval parade. 

STILT-WALKING: High Above the Crowd (12:30pm)
No parade is a parade without stilt-walkers! This ancient art, found in African culture, came to South America and is part of the Brazilian Carnaval procession. Learn how to balance and walk tall on stilts high above the crowd in the Carnaval parade with artists Gustavo Boada and Angie Courchaine

For ages 9 – 12.

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

Construction Arts & Music

$250
Calendar Jul 15, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

CONSTRUCTION ARTS: Carnaval Parade Float (12:30pm)
Work with artist Tara Fahey to create your own parade float in miniature for our Brazilian Carnaval celebration. Starting with a cardboard box, create a vehicle with moving wheels for your float. Add some paint, a bit of colored paper, and natural materials. Your float is ready to join the parade! 

MUSIC: Brazilian Drumming (2:15pm)
The drum sets the beat for any Carnaval procession. Work with Batucada Do Norte’s own Tim O’Keefe to learn the rhythms of the drum that lead the Carnaval celebration. Then perform on your own drum and other percussion to open our Carnaval celebration. 

For ages 9 – 12.

Full Course




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