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  • 21st Century Story Creation with Puppetry

    Adzooks Puppets

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Teamwork

    Students will create puppet muses and explore conflict resolution to empower the design of characters and plots as they imagine producing their own books and movies in the future.

    • Grades: 3-56-8
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300

    5-day: $875
    Materials: $25 per class
    Mileage from Martinsville, IN additional

  • Capturing Human Presence through Photography

    William Rasdell

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Environmental Life Skills Science Teamwork

    Students will study and describe the impact of the human presence on the earth’s natural environment considering both the positive and negative aspects. They will be divided into two groups representing each side of the issue, and both groups will produce a photo slideshow presentation defending their perspective.

    • Grades: 3-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: $438
    Materials: $25 per classroom (if artist supplies students with cameras)

  • Choose Your Own – Clay

    Jude Odell

    21st Century Skills Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Life Skills

    Five visits with a clay artist. Students will either make individual clay pieces or create a collaborative large permanent installation of clay tiles.

    • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Call for Individualized pricing
    Materials: $30 per classroom

  • Choose Your Own – Dance Traditions

    Fiddle ‘n’ Feet

    Communication Flexible Themes Health & Wellness Life Skills Physical Education Teamwork

    Multiple visits with a dancer and fiddler. Provides opportunities for confidence building and student collaboration. Choose from a variety of folk dance forms such as clogging, square dance, tap dance, long sword, French Canadian, Irish Set & ceili, and maypole. Includes Community Social family night program (pg 4).

    • Grades: K-23-56-8
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    1-artist visit; 5 days: $519
    *add live music: $375 additional
    *add a Community Social: $475
    Mileage from Bloomington, IN additional

  • Connecting to the Circle

    Bonnie Maurer

    Environmental Science

    Students will gain an awareness of our ecological self.  Through a variety of writing and poetry workshops, students will explore their kinship with nature, seek to know the other, join with it, understand caring for it as for themselves, and begin to connect to the planet as a whole.  These lessons will seek to heal the division that has grown between us and the rest of nature.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: $438

  • Creative Books and Beyond

    Bonnie Stahlecker

    21st Century Skills Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Language Arts Life Skills

    Multiple visits with a bookmaker will provide opportunities for students to build books complete with illustrations, creative cover designs and text. Subjects will be geared towards science and literature.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 60 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    3-day: $225
    Materials: $25 per classroom

  • Creative Movement & Digital Game Design

    Shawn Whistler

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Life Skills

    Students will get hands-on with the computer software GameMaker with step-by-step instructions on how to begin creating their own video game. Interwoven throughout the residency are lessons in creative movement and the relationship between action/reaction in real life and in a video game.  *Mobile laptop lab can be provided

    • Grades: 6-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: $438

  • Dance and the Environment

    Melli Hoppe

    Critical Thinking Health & Wellness Life Skills Physical Education Science Teamwork

    Students will be introduced to the elements of dance through warm-up exercises. They will participate in a group cooperation exercise that involves shape and levels.  Students will learn actions they can take to help care for the environment.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: $438
    Mileage from Michigan City, IN additional

  • Digital Video Game Design

    AFL Signature Residencies

    21st Century Skills Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Technology

    This residency for Middle and High School students turns video games into a fun learning tool. Students will brainstorm game concepts, learn basics of designing video games, and begin to create a rudimentary computer game. This program can vary in theme and focus based on the students’ needs.

    • Grades: 3-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300

    Developed in collaboration with AFL program staff and have multiple choices for customizing. Prices vary, call for details.