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The Little Mermaid & HAIR

The Little Mermaid & HAIR

Giving students a 360-degree experience in the theater. That’s the idea of Pasadena’s Theatre 360. Kids not only get coached in acting, voice, and dance, but they are taught the backstage skills—lighting and sound, set design, costuming, assisting directing, and stage management—without adult intrusion, though with adult guidance. We are the only local company that […]

Creating a Bug Hotel

Creating a Bug Hotel

Bugs can make us scream, , yelp, yip (sounds like “Yeep!”), and jump faster than we ever imagined we could. Then again, bugs often draw us closer—with their colors, their behavior, and their tenacity. On Saturday, June 28th, Kidspace welcomes children ages 5 to 11 to participate in a “Bug Hotel” workshop. A bug hotel is […]

Interlocking Sculptures

Interlocking Sculptures

The forms and images are abstract, yet evoke the living form, reminiscent of plants and the human body. This is the basic definition of biomorphic. Biomorphism is “an art movement that began in the 20th century. Isamu Noguchi was a Japanese American artist, landscape architect, sculptor, and set designer. “In 1947, Noguchi…joined with George Nelson, […]

Chalkland for Kids

Chalkland for Kids

It’s time once again to experience Pasadena’s world recording holding Chalk Festival, and this year kids may express their creative side in Kid’s Chalkland, where they may also make Father’s Day cards for dad (which is Sunday, June 15th, in case this “holiday” is relevant to your life and the date slipped your mind, as it does […]

A Grill Apron for Dad

A Grill Apron for Dad

Yes, Orchard Supply Hardware is a chain, but we like the idea: make a personalized grill apron for Pops in honor of Father’s Day. Orchard in Pasadena and South Pasadena are inviting kids to come in, choose from a grab bag of markers, and create an apron that shouts, “He’s my dad and I love […]

Jumping into a Masterpiece

Jumping into a Masterpiece

Ever look at Paul Cézanne’s Farmhouse and Chestnut Trees at Jas de Bouffan and think, “I’d like to be right there”? Or make room for yourself amongst Paul Klee’s Two Heads? Maybe take a walk through the woods in Ansel Adams’ Aspens, New Mexico or tie on your ballet shoes and slip in amongst Edgar Degas’ Dancers […]

Summer Cooking Camps

Summer Cooking Camps

We figure a child is never too young to learn how to navigate the kitchen. Even the first bowl of cereal that is poured without half of it landing on floor, the first milk that is tipped and doesn’t flood the counter, is a miraculous feat to which we raise our hands skyward and say, “Hallelujah.” This […]

Summer Writing Workshops

Summer Writing Workshops

Pirates, treasure maps, the thrill of the hunt. In one of Julia Edwards’ summer writing workshops, kids draw, write and play out the story they create. For teenagers, follow in the steps of The Onion and learn the craft of absurdity and satire, and publish a newspaper. Site Specific Plays for 5-10 year olds will look […]

REDCAT for Kids

REDCAT for Kids

The arts center is called REDCAT and stands for the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, operating within the Disney Concert Hall complex. REDCAT continues the tradition of the California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by encouraging experimentation, discovery, and lively civid discourse. (Redcat.org) But, what about fun? Fun comes in the manner of […]

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Critics of the 17th and 18th centuries accused William Shakespeare of “a want of artistic restraint.” In the 20th century, George Bernard Shaw questioned his moral propriety. And then there’s Laurence Olivier who said, “Shakespeare – The nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God.” A Noise Within celebrates the Bard’s 450th birthday on April […]

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