ArtSpark

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ARTSPARK WILL KINDLE CONFIDENCE, IGNITE CREATIVITY, AND GET YOUR CHILD FIRED UP ABOUT THE ARTS!

ArtSpark provides children with an age-appropriate opportunity to explore the performing arts, guided by music and theatre artists/educators. Each day students will participate in theatre games, singing, storytelling, movement and more—all centered around imaginative, fun themes. Best of all, as a result of their performing arts training, kids become more confident, creative, and better communicators. Each session will conclude with a showcase of students’ work, demonstrating what they’ve learned and created in ArtSpark. Fee includes team-taught instruction, class supplies, and program t-shirt.

Ages: 6–11 (as of August 31, 2018)

Time: 8:30 am–4:30 pm, Monday–Friday for each session

Lunch: Students are responsible for bringing their own lunch, snack and beverages.

Fee: $250 per one week session (Choose your week and location that works best for you!)

Register: Click here to view and download the 2019 Artspark Registration Form.

West Fargo School District students are eligible for $100 fee waiver paid for by West Fargo Public School.

SHANARA LASSIG

Theatre Instructor

Shanara is so excited to be back for another summer of ArtSpark!! Shanara owns It’s A Small World Preschool and The Bare Stage Theatre with her husband, David.  She has had the honor directing productions throughout the community with Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, Harwood Prairie Playhouse, and The Bare Stage Theatre and teaches piano to 8 local students. She hopes that her 1 year old daughter will love music and theatre as much as she does!!  Shanara looks forward to ArtSpark every year and loves spending time with such inspiring students and teachers.

MORE INSTRUCTORS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE!

JUNE, 2019 ARTSPARK SESSIONS

AGES 6-8 (age by August 31, 2019)

  • June 3-7 at Ben Franklin Middle School
  • June 10-14 at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School
  • June 17-21 at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School

AGES 9–11 (age by August 31, 2019)

  • June 3-7 at Ben Franklin Middle School
  • June 10-14 at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School
  • June 17-21 at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School

Ages: 6–11 as of August 31, 2019.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 17 for ArtSpark June sessions.

NOTE: Registration remains open after this deadline. However, a $25 late fee will be assessed.

Register: Click here to view and download the 2019 Artspark Registration Form.


Ben Franklin Middle School is located at 1420 8th St N, Fargo

Carl Ben Eielson Middle School is located at 1601 S 13th Ave, Fargo

JULY ARTSPARK SESSIONS:

AGES 6-8 (age by August 31, 2019)

  • July 15-19 at Trollwood Performing Arts School
  • July 22-26 at Trollwood Performing Arts School

AGES 9–11 (age by August 31, 2019)

  • July 15-19 at Trollwood Performing Arts School
  • July 22-26 at Trollwood Performing Arts School

Ages: 6–11 as of August 31, 2019.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 7 for ArtSpark July sessions.

NOTE: Registration remains open after this deadline. However, a $25 late fee will be assessed.

Register: Click here to view and download the 2019 Artspark Registration Form

ARTSPARK (K-5)

ArtSpark introduces elementary students to the performing arts in three curricular areas: Vocal Music, Drama, and Dance.  The applicable standards and benchmarks for this program are listed below.  Not all standards and benchmarks will be addressed in each one week session, but a significant number of them will be represented.

MUSIC

Standard 1: Singing
Students sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

K-5.1.1. Sing independently on pitch and in rhythm.
K-5.1.2. Sing expressively.
K-5.1.3. Sing from memory a varied repertoire of songs representing genres and styles from diverse cultures.
K-5.1.4. Sing in parts.
K-5.1.5. Sing in groups.

Standard 2: Instrumental Performance
Students perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

*This standard is not applicable in ArtSpark.

Standard 3: Improvisation
Students improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

K-5.3.1. Students improvise simple melodies, rhythmic and melodic variations, and accompaniments.

Standard 4: Composition
Students compose and arrange music within specified guidelines.

*This standard is not applicable in ArtSpark.

Standard 5: Reading Music
Students read and notate music.

K-5.5.1. Read simple rhythms in basic meters.
K-5.5.2. Know how to use a system to read simple pitch notation.
K-5.5.3. Know symbols and traditional terms.
K-5.5.4. Know how to use basic symbols to notate music.

Standard 6: Listening
Students listen to, analyze, and describe music.

K-5.6.1. Know simple music forms when presented aurally.
K-5.6.2. Know a variety of styles representing diverse cultures.
K-5.6.3. Know terminology to describe music.
K-5.6.4. Know the sounds of a variety of instruments and voices for various cultures.
K-5.6.5. Understand the relationship between music and movement.

Standard 7: Evaluating Music
Students evaluate music and music performances.

K-5.7.1. Develop appropriate criteria to evaluate performances and compositions.
K-5.7.2. Understand how to use music terminology to express personal preferences for specific musical works and styles.

Standard 8: Music and Other Disciplines
Students understand the relationship between music, the other arts, and other disciplines.

K-5.8.1. Develop appropriate criteria to evaluate performances and compositions.
K-5.8.2. Understand the interrelationship of music and other disciplines.

Standard 9: Music, History, and Culture
Students understand music in relation to history and culture.

K-5.9.1. Know music from various historical periods.
K-5.9.2. Know how elements of music are used in music examples from various cultures.
K-5.9.3. Know various uses of music in daily experiences.
K-5.9.4. Know characteristics that make certain music suitable for its use.
K-5.9.5. Understand the role of musicians in various music settings and cultures.
K-5.9.6. Know appropriate audience behavior for the context and style of music performed.

DRAMA

Standard 1: Dramatic Literature
Students comprehend a wide variety of dramatic literature.

K-5.1.1. Know published and non-published fiction and nonfiction.
K-5.1.2. Understand scripting.
K-5.1.3. Understand the emotional reactions created by dramatic presentations.

Standard 2: Acting
Students will engage in fundamental acting skills.

K-5.2.1.Use a variety of movement, vocal pitch, tempo, and tone.
K-5.2.2. Understand the relationship between character and movement, vocal pitch, tempo, and tone.
K-5.2.3. Create and sustain a character.

Standard 3: Production
Students engage in fundamental production skills.

K-5.3.1. Know how visual elements and aural aspects are used to communicate.
K-5.3.2. Select materials to create technical elements of production.
K-5.3.3. Create marketing and publicity materials.

Standard 4: Cultural Context of Drama
Students will understand the cultural context of drama.

K-5.4.1. Recognize similarities and differences between theatre and one’s own life.
K-5.4.2. Use dramatization to understand culture.

Standard 5: Consumer of Theatre
Students will understand how to be knowledgeable consumers of theatre.

K-5.5.1. Know appropriate audience behaviors.
K-5.5.2. Know that people react to theatrical productions in different ways.

Standard 6: Drama and Human Development
Students understand the role of theatre in human development.

K-5.6.1. Use drama to develop creative thinking skills.
K-5.6.2. Use drama to develop critical thinking skills.
K-5.6.3. Use drama to develop social skills.

Standard 7: Drama and Other Disciplines
Students understand the connections between drama and other disciplines.

K-5.7.1. Know connections between drama and other disciplines in the curriculum.
K-5.7.2. Know how to use drama to demonstrate knowledge of other disciplines.

DANCE

Standard 1: Movement Skills
Students demonstrate proficiency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

K-5.1.1. Use dance elements to expand movement experiences.
K-5.1.2. Know boundaries of dance space.
K-5.1.3. Understand characteristics of nonlocomotor/axial movements.
K-5.1.4. Understand the characteristics of locomotor movements in many directions and pathways.
K-5.1.5. Move to a rhythmic accompaniment and respond to changes in tempo.
K-5.1.6. Understand the characteristics of balance and proper alignment.
K-5.1.7. Understand how body parts and joints are used in movement.
K-5.1.8. Use kinesthetic awareness, concentration, and focus in performing movement skills.

Standard 2: Choreography
Students understand choreographic principles, processes, and structures.

K-5.2.1. Understand the characteristics of a movement sequence.
K-5.2.2. Understand how improvisation is used to discover and invent movement.
K-5.2.3. Understand the characteristics of a dance phrase that is repeated and/or varied.
K-5.2.4. Know how to use the characteristics of solo and group dance to create whole compositions.

Standard 3: Dance and Meaning
Students understand dance as a way to create and communicate meaning.

K-5.3.1. Communicate ideas using movement.
K-5.3.2. Know how dance is similar to and different from other forms of movement.

Standard 4: Dance and Thinking Skills
Students apply critical and creative thinking skills in dance.

K-5.4.1. Know that a variety of strategies can be used to solve movement problems.
K-5.4.2. Understand how various dance styles are similar to and different from one another.

Standard 5: Dance, History, and Culture
Students understand the historical development of dance and its relationship to various cultures.

K-5.5.1. Know the characteristics of multicultural dance forms.
K-5.5.2. Understand the role and purpose of dance in various cultures.
K-5.5.3. Know characteristics of the forms of theatre dance.
K-5.5.4. Know and apply proper audience etiquette.
K-5.5.5. Know dances unique to local geographic regions.

Standard 6: Dance and Personal Wellness
Students understand the connection between dance and personal wellness.

K-5.6.1. Know healthy practices that enhance the ability to dance.
K-5.6.2. Understand the importance of warming up and cooling down the body.

Standard 7: Dance and Other Disciplines
Students understand the difference between dance and other disciplines.

K-5.7.1. Know how to use dance concepts to enhance understanding of other academic disciplines.

PHOTOS COMING SOON!