Get the creativity flowing with hands-on arts experiences, led by our Teaching Artists, for kids from ECE all the way to High School. 1-hour workshops are available in visual arts, drama, music, and dance, and are ideal for classrooms, scout troops, after-school programs, summer camps, and community groups.
You can view our menu of options below and fill out this form to request arts outreach programs at your site: Outreach Request Form
Price: $145 per workshop, $110 per additional workshop booked for the same day in the same location.
Funding Support: Title 1 schools receive a discounted rate of $115 per workshop, and $100 per additional workshop booked for the same day in the same location.
Funding assistance, for organizations that serve a high population of youth eligible for free or reduced lunch, is available upon request. To request funding assistance, please fill out the form linked below.
Taking inspiration from textile based paintings created by the Senufo people of the northern Ivory Coast, students explore the symbolization of natural elements and repetitive pattern design as they create their own stylized mud paintings on cloth.
In this workshop students learn about indigenous Chilean instruments made from hollowed out cactuses that mimic the sound of falling rain. Inspired by la música de la naturaleza, students make their own rainsticks from recycled materials.
Using jumbo sheets of paper, students learn point perspective and use their newfound skills to draw larger than life characters.
Based on the techniques of author and illustrator Eric Carle, students create their very own “hungry caterpillar.” Students practice painting with color and texture, then collage a caterpillar of their own.
Through paper collage and a little imagination students bring animals to life! Cut, fold, and paste a variety of materials to create your own paper puppet.
In this reimagined take on self-portraiture, students use fairy tale elements like magic wands, wings, pointy ears, and masks to paint themselves as fantasy characters.
Traditional Panamanian fabric Molas, patterned rectangular panels of sewn brightly colored fabrics and applique, inspire this collage project. Using cut and paste layering techniques, students design their own bold, colorful paper Molas.
Colorado’s amazing landscapes and land formations are the foundation of this unique take on collage. In this workshop students tear and paste in layers to create colorful layered images inspired by our natural landscape.
In this didactic workshop, students will use pastels to create a colorful example of our solar system that helps them to understand the scale and orbit of planets around the sun.
In this workshop, students explore what life was like for children in pioneer times. Participants learn how children on the prairie had to make their toys, and then make their own corn husk dolls using fabric remnants, string, ribbon, and buttons.
Students learn about Vincent Van Gogh’s signature mark-making style and utilize oil pastels and watercolors to recreate Van Gogh’s brushstrokes painting their own Starry Night masterpiece.
Participants take part in a variety of theatre and improvisation games. From partner improvs to group improvs, everyone gets a chance to play. Students develop self-confidence, learn about comic timing, and strengthen cooperation and listening skills.
Tailored to each age group, this workshop of theatre games, improvisation, pantomime, and movement serves as a drama overview to stimulate imagination and encourage vocal and physical creativity. From tongue twisters to team-building games, participants learn skills and techniques used in the world of acting.
Characters, settings, problems, and solutions make up the basic elements of stories. Using familiar folk and fairy tales, students identify and discuss these elements and then work in small groups to create and present their own stories.
In this fun workshop that incorporates drama and literacy, students create and perform short scenes based on well known poems. Youth explore pace, characterization, gesture, emotion, space, and energy to engage with and reimagine text. As students work together in groups, they learn about teamwork, the creative dramatic process, and how to engage more completely with literature.
Learn how actors create those stage and scene battles without pain! Students learn the simple terms and techniques for hand-to-hand stage combat, as well as introductory fencing techniques.
“All the world’s a stage!” Participants explore Shakespeare’s world in this acting workshop that combines literature with the performing arts. Fun tongue twisters from Hamlet, fairy scenes from A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, and acting games give participants a brief look at this famous playwright. Discover creative Shakespearean phrases and ease the understanding of Shakespeare’s dialogue through a trivia game and original comedic radio play based on six of Shakespeare’s works.
Participants are introduced to acting concepts through a series of creative activities. Students then become actors in an adapted version of one of the plays listed below. Given costumes, props, and a few key lines, participants magically bring each story to life! Plays available for Playmaking include:
Red, the Pirate Queen, is the villain in this play in which pirates maneuver to take over the ship and find the buried treasure in this humorous take on a classic tale.
This workshop combines a variety of fairy tales with Hansel and Gretel as they set out on an adventure encountering characters from classic children’s stories.
Based on the book, the journey of the Rainbow Fish comes to life in this whole group play about friendship.
Follow Max on his journey to meet the Wild Things in this interactive play of a favorite childhood story.
Explore the Jungle of Nool! Where the silly gets serious as students recreate Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who.
A comedic adaptation of the classic tale where the setting remains the same, but the dwarfs have been changed to set the scene for a silly adventure!
In this workshop, participants learn how to create rhythms and different sounds using paint buckets and their imaginations. The class, led by an expert drummer, explores all of the sonic possibilities of a simple and common object.
Rhythm is explored across continents in music from Africa, to Europe to Asia. Each region’s rhythmic sounds are tied to what we hear today in American culture, including: jazz, classical, military, folk, country, and rock. This workshop includes lots of hands-on play with percussion instruments.
Participants learn the “alphabet” of African hand drums forming basic sounds to create the language of drums. Participants practice playing traditional African rhythm patterns and learn about the use of these sounds and instruments in different African cultures.
Participants explore rhythm, music, and body movement as they work to create feelings, animals, scenes, and more in this active movement workshop.
Participation plays are lively and humorous adaptation of well-known stories performed by our professional actors with assistance from members of your group! All participation plays include simple props and costumes to help the story come alive.
Choose from these stories:
• A Christmas Carol
• Alice in Wonderland
• James and the Giant Peach
Award-winning performance Artist Lorenzo J. Ramirez, Artistic Director of Grupo Folklórico Sabor Latino, takes students on journey back to ancient Mexico to experience the traditions, history and splendor of the Azteca people.
Presented in full elaborate ceremonial uniform with natural instruments, Lorenzo provides participants with an engaging, interactive and educational experience of this unique indigenous culture.
Participants learn the “alphabet” of African hand drums that form basic sounds to create the language of drums.
Participants then learn to play traditional patterns used to communicate using these sounds and learn about African culture and how significant it is to the daily life of its people.
This vibrant and energetic performance, based on the drumming traditions of West Africa, takes its audience on a rhythmic journey from Africa to the New World and back. The dynamics of the music gives the ensemble its name. “Kusogea” is a word in Ki-Swahili that means “to move.” “Nobi'' is a word indigenous to the world that means “people.” Kusogea Nobi moves people—it is virtually impossible to remain still during this performance!
The sound of an authentic Taiko drum leads this exploration through Japanese culture. Costumes, Japanese folktales, percussion instruments, and the booming Taiko drum come together to immerse students in ancient Japanese art forms.
Yesterado is a one hour long performance featuring a light-hearted glimpse at Colorado history. Real-life traveling entertainers Jack Langrishe and Marietta Ravel are reimagined as a sort of goofy, time-travel welcome wagon committee, taking you back in time and giving you a glimpse of Colorado in the 1890s. To deepen your students’ learning, please ask about accompanying workshops that complement Yesterado.