FTH at Home: Global Arts for Global Kids

from Shawn Choi

Global Arts for Global Kids (GAGK) virtual series returns this fall in time for the new 2020-2021 school year. This series will continue to offer arts education programs as diverse as our Queens’ community for free. Flushing Town Hall’s Master Teaching Artists (TAs) offer new content each week over 10 weeks. Students will have the opportunity to explore a new topic each week: Indian dance & yoga, Mexican folkloric dances and their wardrobes, creating mini art museums, Jazz dance, shadow theater, dances from Africa’s Ivory coast, world drumming in English and Spanish, fairy tales, Chinese dance & culture, and toy theater. Each week, students can watch 5 pre-recorded videos for the week-long GAGK lessons. Each video is 5-10 minutes, and an activity worksheet will accompany each lesson. These programs are open to schools, families, home schools, and “school pods”--- groups of families who are working together to educate their kids during quarantine.
Check out the GAGK Virtual Lessons with short videos of music, dance, culture, or storytelling and post-lesson activities! Lessons are provided weekly, beginning October 5th, at 2pm. You can also follow Flushing Town Hall’s Facebook and YouTube Channel to enjoy the lessons.

Week #1: Indian Dance & Yoga from Different Regions with Abha Roy
Week #2: Mexican Folkloric Dances and Wardrobes with Alberto Lopez
Week #3: Mini Art Museums with Famous Artist Portraits with Suzanne DeMarco
Week #4: Pop Jazz Express with Angela Rostick
Week #5: Shadow Theater with Karen Oughtred & Spica Wobbe
Week #6: Ivory Coast KouKou Dance with Vado Diomande
Week #7: Call & Response: World Drumming in English and Spanish with Martin Vejarano
Week #8: Fairy Tales with Robin Bady
Week #9: Chinese Dance & Culture, Liang Shanbo & Zhu Yingtai with Ling Tang
Week #10: Toy Theater with Karen Oughtred & Spica Wobbe
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