Knock Knock Children’s Museum’s
Who: Osa Atoe
What: Terra Cotta Textures
When: January 26th
Texture is Knock Knock’s theme for January. Studio potter and teaching artist Osa Atoe explores all things lumpy, bumpy, and smooth with terra cotta clay. Children will use artist-quality tools to carve a stamp to create geometric patterns on hand-built clay vessels.
Who: Shamira Arita
What: Digital Dance
When: February 16th
Let’s shift gears! Come play with props and explore the circular movement of gears through dance with contemporary ballerina, Shamira Arita. Wear clothing that is comfortable for leaping, jumping, and spinning!
Who: David Gentry
What: Animatronic Skeleton Spectacle
When: March 9th
Animatronics artist David Gentry will create an interactive installation on March 9thfor Robotics Month. The museum’s Multi-Purpose Room will transform into a cavern of technological wonder as David demonstrates technology design through workshops with children of all ages and abilities.
Who: Clay Achee
What: Knock Knock News
When: April 13th
On April 13th, children will learn about film and media production through puppetry, with local rabble-rouser Clay Achee. With the help of a hand-built set, children will interview “rock star” puppets and broadcast the Knock Knock Newsin the museum’s Outdoor Studio.
Who: Rebecca Todaro
What: Can you pluck it?
When: May 18th
Harpist Rebecca Todaro, will cultivate musical awareness with hands-on harp workshops and storytelling exercises that contemplate the wonders of wildflowers and wildlife. Children will learn to play chords and pluck strings on five miniature harps made just for them.
Who: Quaja Bell
What: Space Odyssey Stop Motion
When: June 22nd
Join animator, ceramicist, and teaching artist Quaja Bell on a Space Odyssey through the cosmos as we learn about different forms of stop motion animation! Each child will use an iPad to create a frame-by-frame movie inspired by outer space!
***Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. ***