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Plants & Seasons

How can the arts represent the change of seasons? Then watch as Japanese Shigeo Kawashima creates intricate geometric shapes from bamboo; Mali storyteller Yaya Coulibaly carves a marionette out of wood, Native American Keith Bear discusses how a tree branch becomes a flute, and listen to Andes Manta recreate the South American rainforest with instruments made with natural materials.

Grade 5 Lesson
Students will explore the use of trees in paintings and poetry
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Using James Palmersheim's Silver Creek's November II as a starting point, students will create their own landscape paintings
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Shigeo Kawashima's sculptures take bamboo as an artistic medium to a new level
Video Series
Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments
Grades K-2 Lesson
In this lesson, students experience rain through several activities, experiments, reading, and performing
Video Series
Musician, storyteller and flutemaker Keith Bear sheds light on the art and tradition of making flutes in the Native American tradition
Video Series
Sogolon is the theatrical company created by Yaya Coulibaly in order to continue the Mali puppet tradition
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