Jazz House Kids Free Jazz Inspired Hands-On Collage Workshop

Jazz House Kids, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, provides the framework inside which all students can learn the skills and principles required to play, sing, and appreciate America’s original musical art form. Through music, mentoring and education JHK cultivates tomorrow’s citizens so they may build vibrant communities where they live.

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month and the 1st International Jazz Day, Jazz House Kids is hosting a bunch of wonderful free seminars and workshops beginning on Thursday, April 26. One workshop on Saturday, April 28 is for kids in grades 1 and up–The Art of Improvisation – Hands-on Collage Making:

Calling all artists, first grade to professionals!  It’s a jazz-art jam! Jazz influenced the colorful works of Romare Bearden.  What kind of art will you make while our musicians play?  Led by Deirdre Harris-Kelley of the Romare Bearden Foundation.

I love the art of Romare Bearden. If you are not familiar with him, he was an influential African-American artist. He is best known for his collages,  two of which appeared on the covers of Fortune and Time magazines, in 1968. Your kids will be inspired to create collages like Beardon, while listening to jazz. How cool is that? And it’s free. But it’s limited to the first 30 people who sign-up, so act fast!

The Art of Improvisation – Hands-on Collage Making
Who: Kids in grades 1 and up.
What: Learn how jazz influenced the great artist Romare Beardon and create your own collage.
Where: Gallery U, 179 Glenrige Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Cost: Free

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