Educational Workshops for Kids

Join us every Wednesday in June and July for our Summer Series for Kids! These specialized workshops are designed for children between the ages of 5–12 and offer entertaining, interactive, and educational experiences about art and nature.

All classes are just $5 per student. 

 

Most classes have a cap of 50 students, so registering as soon as possible is recommended. Special accommodations can be made for field trip bookings. For more information, please call (513) 868-8336 and ask for Zach Robinson, Program Manager.

Registration is now open, click the button below to sign up! 

More class information below.

Summer Series 2022 Line Up

June 1: Imagination Yoga

Imagination Yoga is a curriculum-based kids yoga program that inspires real change in the lives of children.  Miss Beth, a certified Imagination Yoga Teacher, uses adventure stories to guide students through a yoga class designed just for them.  Each adventure introduces developmentally appropriate kids’ yoga poses, kindness activities, calming techniques, and concentration exercises.

*This workshop has a cap of 50 students.


June 8: Create Your Own Universe by Natalia Artemova, The Casual Factotum

What does your imaginary world look like? What kind of surface is there? Who does live there?
In this workshop students will explore the art of making collages.
Students will learn the use of shapes, forms, colors, and found objects to bring imaginary worlds to life.

*This workshop has a cap of 50 students.


June 15: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Stan Ginn

What do pickle buckets, auto parts, Italian terminology, fruit salad, density, listening skills and tin cans have in common? They are all essential elements for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Stan Ginn weaves these elements together in part with the process of teaching young groups how to play poly-rhythmic musical compositions using ordinary objects!

*This workshop has a cap of 200 students.

 


June 22: Adaptations by Butler County Soil + Water
All living things follow a life cycle specific to their species. This workshop will focus on teaching students the life cycles of different local creatures. Students will enjoy playing some weird and wonderful games, and finish with a beautiful butterfly craft! Presented by Butler Soil and Water Conservation District. 

*This workshop has a cap of 50 students.


June 29: Storytelling Fun by Lane Library Enjoy engaging stories filled with adventure and silliness! After Storytime, we will have fun creating art, science, and engineering-themed projects at a variety of activity stations. Presented by Celeste Swanson and the Lane Libraries.

This workshop has SOLD OUT.


July 6: Intro to Puppets- A World of Paper by Daniela Nenova of Solasta Theatre Lab

In this puppetry 101 workshop students/attendees will learn the basics of puppet theatre and improvised puppets. After a short warmup, each will make a small, improvised puppet using brown paper and helping materials. After the puppets are finished, we will learn how to bring them to life using 101 puppet techniques. The activities end with a series of small puppet acts participants would create working in groups. This workshop focuses on teamwork, creativity and boosting the imagination, while not chasing a specific result, emphasizing on the importance of play. Please come dressed comfortably and ready to move. :)

This workshop has a cap of 50 students.
 


July 13: Underwater World by Natalia Artemova, The Casual Factotum

The underwater world is an amazing space filled with colors, life, and beauty. In this workshop students will explore the art of making collages, learning techniques to visually express a beauty of underwater world with its creatures and plants.

*This workshop has a cap of 50 students.
 


July 20: Imagination Yoga

Imagination Yoga is a curriculum-based kids yoga program that inspires real change in the lives of children.  Miss Beth, a certified Imagination Yoga Teacher, uses adventure stories to guide students through a yoga class designed just for them.  Each adventure introduces developmentally appropriate kids’ yoga poses, kindness activities, calming techniques, and concentration exercises.

*This workshop has a cap of 50 students.


 
July 27: Intro to Character Creation by Erin Carr of Solasta Theatre Lab

In this workshop, students/attendees will learn the basics of character creation through movement and object play. After a brief warm-up, we will create a character based on the way that we are moving in space. We will then create short scenes using these newly created characters. Then we will use found objects to incorporate puppetry and build onto the character and story creations. This workshop focuses on the discovery of impulses through physical play and embracing the individuality of our imaginations. Please come dressed comfortably and ready to move.

*This workshop has a cap of 50 students.

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