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Workshop activities:
1. Craft – Guitars

2. Key Points – Music and Performing Arts

3. Collaborative – Musical Skits

4. Writing - Musical Scales 

5. Math/Logic – Lego Rhythm

6. Character Connection - Phoenix

7. Big Activity – Performance Preparation

8. Movement – Hokey Pokey

 

 

Quests: 

  • Attend a musical performance.

  • Start working on a six-week project.

  • Play Carnegie Hall's play games: http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/explore_and_learn/art_online_resources_listening_adventures.html

  • Play some math games.

  • Learn a new dance.

  • Write the script for a skit.

  • Perform in a talent show or recital.

  • Learn a new instrument or improve on one you already know.

  • Choreograph your own dance.

  • Write a song.

  • What do you think Harry Potter's favorite songs might be? Make an album of “Harry Potter’s Top Hits.” Complete it with album cover art.

  • Make costumes.

  • Make a claymation movie.

  • Have groups of students demonstrate the different acting styles.

  • http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/s12/gair_j/techniques.html

  • http://www.acting-school-stop.com/acting-techniques.html

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_acting_techniques

  • http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/resources/8-acting-techniques-and-stars-who-swear-them/

  • Play some improvisation games with your family.

  • Make riddles about movies. Be prepared to share your movie riddles to the class. Who can guess which movies you're giving clues for?

  • Explore math from various movies: http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/

  • Create a budget for aspiring actors.

  • Explore other jobs in Hollywood: http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/film/job_roles

  • Explore characters of other inanimate objects. For example, how would a person talk and perform if they were sandpaper?

  • Get a stack of index cards. On each card, write the name of one of your favorite performers. Put the cards in thee different arrangements:

    • by age

    • by last name

    • by popularity

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    Sing a choir song.

  • Read or watch some Shakespeare.

  • Do some sound waves experiments.

  • Play Go Fish: a musical note-reading game: http://www.timbuckland.id.au/2013/09/22/go-fish-a-musical-note-reading-game/

  • Explore the science of sound: https://mysteryscience.com/waves/mystery-3/sound-vibrations-waves/52?single_use_access_token=1518a2dff20848fa69b8986def533159cb1efc24ff8d374b35eea4d9d3ebaf7f96b21b932f1ed33996cb0b031433c704e6e9035b4642fb361f94d3ac20e9c982

  • Make a collection of songs from five different musical groups such as: orchestra, rock band, string quartet, mariachi, barn dance, etc. Identify the different instruments used in each musical group.

  • Write new words to a song.

  • Experience onomatopoeias. Write the words that describe the sounds that music makes, for example rat-a-tat-tat can be used for a snare drum or twang, plink, plunk for a banjo. Perhaps identify which instruments the odd be-bop and scat words might be.

  • Dance the Virginia Reel, the Bunny Hop, or other line dances.

  • Sing “Do Re Mi.”

  • Read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

  • Read books (fiction or non-fiction) about music, poetry, acting, instruments, dancing, and singing.

  • Make a miniature stage http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Movie-Prop-Papercraft/

  • Make a spilled drink prop http://www.instructables.com/id/spilled-coffee-prankprop/

  • Make foam rocks: http://bigpicturecreations.blogspot.com/2012/08/faking-nature-making-prop-rocks-out-of.html

  • Make movie props: https://www.pinterest.com/martintaylor/iconic-movie-props/

  • Pretend the wizarding world is holding a concert. Create a program for the concert. Include these singing wizards: Vainamoinen and Lemminkainen from Finland, Bard Carpre and Cathbad from Ireland, and Mananna MacLir from Isle of Man - raised with a tune a wall of fog to protect his realm.

  • Write a letter to a friend in the form of a song.

  • Make a xylophone: http://dennishavlena.com/xylophon.htm

 

 

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