Cara Gabriel: A sampling of some basic acting techniques and methods that apply to public speaking, presentations, or teaching. (Ages 14 and up.)
Art in the Garden: Landscape Photography
Arboretum Staff: Explore both technical and artistic aspects of landscape photography on a journey through American University's Arboretum & Gardens — bring your smartphone or camera!
Orchestral Director Yaniv Dinur conducting in the Katzen Rotunda.
*Big Kids @ Katzen
Shelley Brodeki & Susan Cole: Use your imagination, and learn about art with Big Kids @ the Katzen! (Ages 14 and up.)
Cooking with the Orchestra
Yaniv Dinur: In an orchestra, the conductor and musicians are tasked with transforming the recipe (or score) into a delicious masterpiece. Learn how they put it all together to create a life-changing musical experience. (Ages 6 and up.)
Drawing in the Italian Renaissance
Joanne Allen: A hands-on introduction to the methods and materials of Italian Renaissance drawing.(Ages 12 and up.)
Art Professor Don Kimes; photo: Benjamin Hoste.
Scenes from Childhood: An Introduction to Schumann's Great Work
Ann Kang: An interactive course for children ages four and above that helps participants connect to Schumann's Scenes from Childhood through movement.
Storyteller: Reflections on Art, Creativity, and Teaching
Don Kimes: A series of sometimes serious, sometimes humorous analogies, vignettes, and anecdotes based on 40 years as an artist who also teaches.
A Cabinet of Curiosities
Ximena Varela: A brief introduction to formats, uses, and contents of the Cabinets of curiosities that emerged in the sixteenth century to demonstrate the owner's power, cosmopolitanism, and interests. (Ages 6 and up.)
Behind the Scenes of the Auction
AU Museum Curator Jack Rasmussen: A behind-the-scenes examination and discussion of the art featured in the 2014 Fall for the Arts live auction.
Fix It in the Mix
William Brent, Paul Oehlers, Michael Harvey & Ana Cetina: An interactive recording and editing session featuring a live blues band in the Kreeger Studio.
*Unlocking your Inner Playwright
Carl Menninger: Engage in a series of exercises and activities designed to help you discover and express a character's point of view. (Ages 14 and up.)
Writing the 4-Chord Song
Matthew Heap: Many of the most popular songs of the last 50 years use the same four chords over and over, yet they all sound different. Come learn how! (Ages 12 and up.)