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Bring the Center to Your Classroom with a Virtual Workshop!

Bring Midland Center for the Arts into your classroom with a live, hands-on, virtual workshop! Workshops last approximately 45 minutes and are available via Zoom or Google Meet. Supply kits which include all materials outside of classroom basics are available for an additional fee.

Virtual workshops are $50 per classroom. Supply kits for your classroom (up to 30 students) are available for drop off for an additional $50 (includes shipping). All programs are aligned with Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. For a listing of standards met by specific programs or to schedule a workshop for your class, please email schools@midlandcenter.org.

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Art

Students will join us as we read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. Following our story time, students will experiment with primary colors, simple shapes, and line as they create a unique work inspired by Piet Mondrian. Grades PreK-K

To schedule a workshop for your class please email schools@midlandcenter.org.
Students will explore both literary and artistic aspects of creating their own mini graphic novel. Students will discover the basics of illustration and narrative writing as they enhance their comic using dialogue and character development. Grades 3-8

To schedule a workshop for your class please email schools@midlandcenter.org.
Students will explore some of the basic elements of improvisational comedy including attention and character building through interactive games and activities. Students will practice clear communication skills, build confidence, and collaborate in the process! Grades 3-8

To schedule a workshop for your class please email schools@midlandcenter.org.

Science

Students will explore the movement of objects and the basic properties of magnets during an engaging story time. After, students will create a unique magnetic work of art. Grades PreK-K

To schedule a workshop for your class please email schools@midlandcenter.org.
Students will discover the many ways Earth changes from day to day, month to month, and year to year. We will explore weather, the seasons and our changing climate. Along this journey, students will learn how scientists track these changes! Grades 2-5

To schedule a workshop for your class please email schools@midlandcenter.org.

Students will learn about Newton’s Laws with interactive demonstrations. They will put what they’ve learned to the test as they design and build their own straw rockets and send them flying. Grades 6-12

To schedule a workshop for your class please email schools@midlandcenter.org.

History

 
Learn how innovations in transportation, like the Erie Canal, shaped Michigan and how the revolution of the auto industry shaped the nation. Discover how changes in transportation led to the settlement of Michigan; how Michigander ingenuity permanently altered American transportation; and how our local Dow history played a role too. Grades 3-5

To schedule a workshop for your class please email schools@midlandcenter.org.

Virtual Student Matinees

Get on your feet for a season full of opportunities to engage your class with performances at the Center. Opportunities exist for you to bring your classroom into the Auditorium for a performance, or engaging virtual experiences to enjoy from the comforts of your classroom.

Scholarships/Bus Grants


Learn how you can benefit from and make performing and visual arts, science and history experiences accessible for everyone in the Great Lakes Bay Region with Midland Centers' Art from the Heart Scholarship Fund.

Sponsored by Glastender, Inc.