ARt & MuSic Workshops for young people! Creating a piece of original art can leave a huge inpression on kids & often inspires them to learn more about the arts in general. I usually have time to coordinate workshops to coincide with my concert tour schedule... For more information about having an Art / Music Workshop & concert in your area, please feel free to contact me! Contact
Making A Diddley-Bow Workshop for kids 7 & up
What in the world is a Diddley Bow? Simply put, it’s a one-stringed musical instrument & a work of art, all rolled into one! This fun musical-art workshop will give kids a chance to make & play their own Diddley Bow...and learn a little about music history & the origins of this unusual one-stringer so often used in the early blues & folk music of America’s heartland. Students will also have a chance to see & hear some other hand-made instruments in the workshop ( tin can banjos, cigar-box guitars, etc) .
..& will learn how music ( & art! ) can be created from almost anything!
Painting The Music Workshop for Teens
This art workshop for teens focuses on creating art with a music theme: The workshop is designed to let students have fun exploring the connection between music & art, how the arts intersect, how music inspires art & art inspires music...Students will create their own paintings of musicians, or instruments. ( or anything musical) on wood & board, using acrylics & adding mixed-media elements ( like foil, paper, found objects, etc) to their paintings to create new & surprising effects... The workshop will cover some basics about painting faces, capturing essential features, and will touch on topics like composition, theme, perspective, proportion, light, color-on-color. techniques...For students of all skill levels, “Painting The Music!” is designed to let students discover their own creativity & to have fun with the creative process.