This class will be oriented towards examining and celebrating the lives of the iconic American songsmiths, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Lead Belly. Each played key roles in progressive activism throughout the last century with their music, but they never forgot the importance of laughter, joy and childhood, each recording dozens of songs aimed at the youngest among us. Come on and take some thrill rides in Woody’s ‘Car Song’, catch the breeze on Lead Belly’s ‘Rock Island Line’, and get ready to build with Pete’s ‘If I Had A Hammer’!
Open Studio at Hootenanny offers a glimpse into our process-based art classes, providing an open ended experience where children are invited to use materials to create their ideas and engage in artful play at their own pace. Creative prompts will be set up as stations around the room where children are free to roam from one activity to another.
This Open Studio is about tinkering, experimenting, and having artful fun with a range of interesting materials. It's about enjoying the freedom to create without an expected outcome. There will be a range of creative invitations for a range of ages, including sensory bins, tinker trays, collaborative painting, collage and more. Each child can expect to take home a salt dough "small world" that they have created with homemade playdough and loose parts.
Sing out loud and dance like nobody is watching you! Please join Michelle for old ditties, musical stories, shanties, lullabies and some cool drum games!
I love collecting songs to share with my families. My parents were both singers and I have a head full of old songs. My mom performed in MGM musicals and on Broadway. When I was a child there was always music playing and it was a steady stream of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and Sondheim. I have a heart connection to old standards and musicals that remained even through my alternative-riot grrl stage. By the way, Steve Wonder makes me cry and feel better all at once!
With lyrics projected on a screen and a backing musical track, everyone is a rock star! You choose the songs and we will mix a classic karaoke structure with instrumental play-along. From Folk to Rock to Pop and Children’s Favorites, we will sing as a group and jam as a band to a fun repertoire of amazing music!