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Visual Art

Introduction to Painting

Grades 6 - 12
MAR 7 - APR 18, 2020

SAT / 1 - 4 PM
$125 / $100 Museum Members

This class will introduce concepts for both beginners and intermediate students. Color theory, various painting mediums and some of the most famous styles in art history, including cubism and impressionism. Students will have the opportunity to explore landscapes, still life and more.

Jeremy Mynderse / Beginners & Intermediate

Pre-College Portfolio Review

Grades 9 - 12
FEB 16 / 2 - 5 PM

$35 / $25 Museum Members

Ready for art school? Not sure? Have your portfolio reviewed and find out how ready you are! Feedback will be given, along with suggestions on what your portfolio may be lacking. If you are early in your high school art study and want to get a jump on your portfolio, this may be helpful for you as well.

Jeremy Mynderse / Beginners & Intermediate

Theatre & Music

Kids Kabaret | Grades 4+

Class Dates: MAR 19 – 21, 2020 / 6 – 9 PM
Performance Date: MAR 21, 2020 / 7:30 PM
$35 per Student


Join us for a three day camp where kids will learn differentcabaret performance styles and then take to the stage in a nightof laughter and fun. Music, song, dance, recitation and drama hit the stage with performances from kids of all ages. 

Directed by Laura Brigham

Beginning Stages | Grades 4 - 6

This class will meet: Thursdays, APR 2 – JUN 10, 2020 / 6 – 8:30 pm
Public performance by the students: Thursday, JUN 10 / 7:30 pm

This weekly series of performing and backstage workshops is the perfect starting point for young artists to explore the theatre. While the Peanut Gallery productions are cast by audition, Beginning Stages is open to everyone of every skill level, and runs alongside and interacts with the Peanut Gallery program. Beginning stages is divided into two tracks: the Production Track, for those kids who want to explore behind-the-scenes jobs like lighting, costumes and scenery; and the Performance Track, for those kids who want to grow as a performer.

Kids who participate in the Performance Track will give a performance of their own the final week of the session. Kids who participate in the Production Track will be assigned crew positions for the Peanut Gallery performances. No audition is necessary!

When registering, please select to choose the Performance Track or Production Track for your student.

Performance Track: Kids will work on the fundamentals of onstage performance, including character-building, diction and enunciation, and theatre etiquette and traditions.

Production Track: Kids will explore the many backstage roles that make a play successful, including costumes, props, lighting, sound, scenic painting and makeup.

Instructed by Jennifer Lowe

Young Explorers! Ages 1 - 3

Under the Big Top

MAR 3, 2020
TUE / 9:30 AM
Adult with child ages 1 to 3 – $10
Additional children ages 1 to 3 – $5
Member adult with child ages 1 to 3 – $5

Join us as we read A Day at the Circus by Happy Books. We will create our own clown face as we explore different shapes and colors.

Amazing Butterflies

APR 7, 2020
TUE / 9:30 AM
Adult with child ages 1 to 3 – $10
Additional children ages 1 to 3 – $5
Member adult with child ages 1 to 3 – $5

Explore colors and counting as we read Butterfly Colors and Counting by Jerry Pallotta and then we will create our own butterflies!

On the Move

MAY 5, 2020
TUE / 9:30 AM
Adult with child ages 1 to 3 – $10
Additional children ages 1 to 3 – $5
Member adult with child ages 1 to 3 – $5

Hit the road as we read The Cars and Truck Book by Todd Parr and explore different vehicle tracks during sensory exploration time.

Young Explorers! Ages 3 - 5

Under the Big Top

MAR 3, 2020
TUE / 10:30 AM
Adult with child ages 3 to 5 – $10
Additional children ages 3 to 5 – $5
Member adult with child ages 3 to 5 – $5

Join us as we read A Day at the Circus by Happy Books. We will create our own clown face as we explore different shapes and colors.

Amazing Butterflies

APR 7, 2020
TUE / 10:30 AM
Adult with child ages 3 to 5 – $10
Additional children ages 3 to 5 – $5
Member adult with child ages 3 to 5 – $5

Explore colors and counting as we read Butterfly Colors and Counting by Jerry Pallotta and then we will create our own butterflies!

On the Move

MAY 5, 2020
TUE / 10:30 AM
Adult with child ages 3 to 5 – $10
Additional children ages 3 to 5 – $5
Member adult with child ages 3 to 5 – $5

Hit the road as we read The Cars and Truck Book by Todd Parr and explore different vehicle tracks during sensory exploration time.

Homeschool Explorers! Grades 1 - 2

Rollercoaster Mania

MAR 11, 2020
TUE / 9:30 AM
Public child, grades 1-2: $10
Member child, grades 1-2: $5
one free adult included with paying child

Explore physical science concepts as you work in a team to engineer a mini rollercoaster.

Cool Chemistry

APR 7, 2020
TUE / 9:30 AM
Public child, grades 1-2: $10
Member child, grades 1-2: $5
one free adult included with paying child

What is matter? What are the states of matter? Explore these concepts and more as you take part in cool chemistry experiments.
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Homeschool Explorers! Grades 3 - 5

Rollercoaster Mania

MAR 11, 2020
TUE / 10:30 AM
Public child, grades 3-5: $10
Member child, grades 3-5: $5
one free adult included with paying child

Explore physical science concepts as you work in a team to engineer a mini rollercoaster.

Cool Chemistry

APR 7, 2020
TUE / 10:30 AM
Public child, grades 3-5: $10
Member child, grades 3-5: $5
one free adult included with paying child

What is matter? What are the states of matter? Explore these concepts and more as you take part in cool chemistry experiments.
SPONSORED BY

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Summer Camps

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Four levels of interactive exhibits, science-based programming and art exhibitions located inside the Midland Center for the Arts. 
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Auditions

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