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Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. FrankweilerArts for the School Day

Teachers are invited to bring their classes to attend an educational school-day performance.Teachers, please contact cesoutreach@frostburg.edu for daytime performance reservations and Renaissance STEAM Fair participation availability. General Public tickets are available for Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 PM. 
 

ArtsPower’s Production of
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 7 and 8  |  10 AM
Thursday, Nov. 9  |  10 AM & 12:30 PM
Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center

Teachers are invited to bring their classes to attend an educational school-day performance. Based on E.L. Konigsburg’s classic book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler takes viewers up the stone steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and into the middle of a mysterious adventure. The hour-long musical is especially recommended for grades 2-6. Curriculum Connections: Family Relationships, Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based

Renaissance STEAM Fair

DATES TBD Based on Arts for the School Day Reservations
Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center

Immerse yourself in the time of the Italian Renaissance, when artists such as Michelangelo created masterful works. The program engages children in a series of fun, hands-on learning experiences with teaching artists from the Evergreen Heritage Center. Activities reinforce themes from the play, which follows a mystery involving what may or may not be a Michelangelo statue. 

Learning Stations

The Science Behind the Paint
Children will compare three different types of paint used by the great Renaissance artists. Using traditional tools and methods, they will work with egg tempera to experience grinding and mixing dry pigment from natural minerals.

Renaissance Inventions
Children will learn about the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci and other Renaissance-era masters who developed the printing press, parachute and hoisting gear. Then, with assigned scenarios and tasks, they will be challenged to create their own inventions.

Hide and Seek in the Museum
Using the music of the Italian Renaissance, children will experiment with the creative process of dance improvisation. Each time the music stops, participants will hide in plain sight in an imaginary museum setting.