Arts Camp 2018: 4 - 6 Year Olds
Class Descriptions

Led by Camp Leader LINDSAY FREDRICKSON and other Old Town School teaching artists, 4 – 6 year olds work and play in small groups as they explore the arts at our 909 West Armitage Avenue location.

SESSION 1 ·
`Ukulele with Liz Chidester »

Do you love the sound of a 'ukulele? Do you currently play 'ukulele, or have you ever wanted to play with a group? No matter what your age or skill level, the 'ukulele is a perfect instrument to start or continue your musical journey. Rich with history and repertoire, this amazing, simple instrument has endless music-making possibilities! In this class, we will learn the basic chords and strums used to make many of your favorite modern pop tunes, as well as Hawaiian, Tin Pan Alley, and jazz tunes. All you need is peace, love, and 'ukuleles!

SESSION 2 ·
The Music in Me with Jessie Pellowski »

If you were a song, what kind of song would you be? What would you sound like as a song or jingle? How could the story of your life become music? Some of our best storytellers are musicians, AND some of the best stories are songs. In this class, we will explore many angles and genres of music through activities and games, and discover how they connects with our own personal stories. We will hear from some of the best storytellers of the past and the present, like John Lennon, Bob Marley, Chance the Rapper, and maybe even some Taylor Swift! Then, we'll translate our own autobiographies into music and discover what our lives sound like as songs.

SESSION 3 ·
Rock Singing with Alisa Rosenthal »

Dust off your microphones and tease your hair, because we're going to learn and sing some truly incredible rock classics! From the godmothers and godfathers of rock n’ roll in the 50's, all the way up to the epic stadium rock of today, we'll learn the basics of singing techniques along with rocking games and awesome head-banging movement activities in this REALLY fun class.

SESSION 3 ·
Crankies with Jess McIntosh »

In this class, campers will be guided through the process of planning, creating, and performing this long-forgotten, but steadily-returning folk art called a "crankie." What is a crankie, you might ask? Jess can’t wait to show you! Crankies are artistically handcrafted structures that serve as modes of storytelling and vessels of song, that were originally crafted to move imagery before the dawn of animation. Join us, and find out more!

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000