The Arvada Center is excited to announce new virtual Arts Day workshops via Zoom for homeschoolers, distance learners, "pandemic pods", and any other educators seeking supplemental arts programming. These interactive workshops provide creative arts enrichment through real-time instruction led by Arvada Center teaching artists.
Workshops are available in dance, drama and visual arts for Pre-K through 12 grade and can be customized to fit your group's needs.
For more information or to book a workshop for your group, please contact Emily Lindvall by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To request a workshop for your group of students, please fill out the Virtual School Programs Interest form.
Our Arts Day workshops are underwritten by the Genesee Mountain Foundation.
Read through the workshops we're offering for the 2020-2021 school year! You can also download a PDF with this information at the link below.
Participants gain a deeper understanding of the master artist by exploring some of Pablo Picasso’s cubist portraits. Students then create large paper masks with abstract and exaggerated features, combing Picasso’s style with their own creativity.
Students explore two of Kandinsky’s painting styles through drawing to music and collaged circles.
Drawing inspiration from traditional fabric molas, students will create their own by using paper and layering techniques.
Colorado’s amazing landscapes and rock formations become the backdrop to this workshop. Students will tear and layer papers to create a different type of landscape representation.
Students can bring an animal of their choosing to life! Paper collage and folding will allow students to explore a variety of mediums while
creating their own puppet.
Participants take part in a series of fast-paced comedy skits involving unusual characters and wacky stories. Every student has a least one opportunity to perform in front of the group. Participants develop self-confidence and comic timing as well as strengthen cooperation and listening skills.
In this fun workshop that incorporates drama and literacy, students create and perform short scenes based on common stories or poems. As the children work together in small groups, they learn about teamwork, the creative dramatic process, and how to engage more completely when reading out loud.
Drama activities excite imaginations of participants as a foundation for further exploration. Participants listen to a story, discuss elements and themes of the tale, and explore the story through movement and voice. Choose from:
- African Stories
- Native American Tales
- Greek Mythology
- Folk, Fairy, and Animal Tales
“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 explore rhythm and music while developing gross motor skills in this fun and up-beat workshop. Participants find ways to express themselves through music and speak through movement.