- This event has passed.
Aventuras del Verano Spanish Through Art and Music NOW ONLINE
July 6, 10:00 am - 11:10 am
AVENTURAS DEL VERANO SPANISH THROUGH ART AND MUSIC NOW ONLINETravel through Latin America this summer without leaving home. Learning Spanish has never been so fun!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
From las playas hermosas del caribe to las montañas altas del Sur, El Taller’s “Aventuras del Verano” summer Spanish program gives children an immersive language experience filled with art, dance and music! Each week, students will find inspiration in the culture, history and geography of a different country and its traditions. They will develop vocabulary around the country’s themes through music, movement, art projects, storytelling, and games taught primarily in Spanish. Classes are taught by native speakers in a bilingual format with approximately 80% of the class taught in Spanish.
WEEK 1 – ARGENTINA: JULY 6 – JULY 10
Sing “La milonga de los colores” and lear how to paint works inspired by Alejandra Xul Solar’s artwork.
WEEK 2 – BOLIVIA: JULY 13 – JULY 17
Visit Lake Titicaca, create art inspired by the tin mines and dance and sing carnival music from La Quebrada de Humahuaca.
WEEK 3 – VENEZUELA: JULY 20 – JULY 24
From Angel’s Fall to the Caribbean, water will inspire our art and songs, along with the sounds of the Venezuelan cuatro.
WEEK 4 – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: JULY 27 – JULY 31
Dance merengue and make self-portraits with bird imagery inspired by Candico Bidó.
WEEK 5 – PUERTO RICO: AUGUST 3 – AUGUST 7
Learn Puerto Rican bomba and plena rhythms, combining African, European, and indigenous culture along with vocal holiday music.
WEEK 6 – MEXICO: AUGUST 10 – AUGUST 14
Aztec mythology emphasizes butterfly imagery. We will use this as inspiration in our art, while also making guacamole and horchata.
WEEK 7 – REGRESANDO A NYC: AUGUST 17 – AUGUST 21
Sing Bernardo Palombo’s song “Los Idiomas” and learn about the mixture of cultures in NYC. Discover your identity.
July 6 to August 21, 2020
Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 11:10 AM
Tuition: $135 per weekly session