Performing Arts Focus:
Visual Arts, Music, Dance
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Math, Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Create visual artwork through the rhythmic play of the West African Shekere. Through an exploration of art materials and creative song building techniques, participants exercise imagination and depict their experiences in two-dimensional art forms and simple music phrases. The activities presented in this workshop can be used to build both visual arts and music vocabulary.

Learning Goals:

  • Demonstrate how culture influences the field of visual arts.
  • Utilize an arts strategy that will allow students to examine the arts in historical, cultural, and community contexts
  • Strengthen students’ creative, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills through creative practice
  • Practice noticing deeply and embodying works of art