Partner Organisation: Fly High Stories Art-form: Theatre Lesson plan included? Script via link below. Number of lessons (60 minutes): 2 Covid-secure advice: Social distancing may be required Difficulty: Medium
Theatre Alibi's wonderful Designer, Trina Bramman, has created beautiful flying puppets for you to make. Choose from various different templates – maybe a bird? A butterfly? A dragon? Or even a winged horse!
Partner Organisation: Theatre Alibi Art-form: Puppetry Lesson plan included? on Theatre Alibi Website Number of lessons (60 minutes): 1 Covid-secure advice: children should use personal equipment where possible Partner activities:How to make a pocket theatre; Shadow puppetry Difficulty: Intermediate
Join CITV presenter Luke Franks as he visits the Royal Opera House and meets a host of young singers who introduce him to the opera Hansel and Gretel. This ten-lesson Immersive course will guide you and your class through the process of putting on your own version of this opera (which includes specially arranged musical extracts), and help you establish the key elements of dramatic singing.
Partner Organisation: Royal Opera House Art-form: Music Lesson plan included? on the Royal Opera House website Number of lessons (60 minutes): 10 Covid-secure advice: Singing activities may not be allowed Difficulty: Advanced
An interactive online opera for 8 to 12 year olds. There are 5 songs in Fever! Each session you will find:
lyrics and teaching guides to learn each song
videos that teach some moves to go with them
creative writing and science tasks to try
tips to make simple props and costumes
Over the 5 weeks, you'll learn the whole thing!
Partner Organisation: Scottish Opera Art-form: Music Lesson plan included? on the Scottish Opera website Number of lessons (60 minutes): 5 Suitable for children with additional needs? Covid-secure advice: Singing activities may not be allowed Difficulty: Advanced
To make a song, add notes by clicking the grid. Then, share your song with a link. You can also use a MIDI keyboard, sing into a microphone, or use your computer keys.
Partner Organisation: Chrome Music Lab Art-form: Music Lesson plan included: No Number of lessons (60 minutes): 1 Partner activities:Fever; Everything's a moving picture Suitable for children with additional needs? Covid-secure advice: Children will need to do this on personal devices Difficulty: Beginner
At the end of this 10-week programme, your students will present their set designs for a featured opera or ballet in a scale model box. Join designers Ruth Paton, Rhys Jarman and Catherine Morgan as they explore the fascinating world of set design, and explain how to create a wealth of exciting scale models.
Partner Organisation: Royal Opera House Art-form: Craft / Visual art Lesson plan included: on the Royal Opera House website. Number of lessons (60 minutes): 10 Covid-secure advice: children should bring their own equipment or work with individual equipment (scissors, glue etc.) Difficulty: Hard
What is a story house? A story house is made of card with pictures in each of its windows and doors that tell a story. You can hang your story house on your window and the light will bring your pictures to life.
Partner Organisation: Theatre Alibi Art-form: Craft Lesson plan included: No Number of lessons (60 minutes): 2 Covid-secure advice: children should bring their own equipment or work with personal equipment (scissors, glue etc.) Partner activities: How to write your own play; Design a comic book Difficulty: Medium
Earlier this year, we asked children from four Youth Theatre groups to tell us why they loved the arts as part of our Listening to Children project. We were delighted to devise this video, which was sent with a letter to MPs across the country.
On 20 November we will launch Listening to Children – phase two at the National Theatre. As part of this, we want to hear from children across the country – those who have access to the arts, and more importantly those who don’t. We are calling on you to help us reach those children. If you would like to be a partner organisation on this project, please email our Development Officer Mimi Doulton at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACA Trustee James Mayhew was the brains behind a new global Twitter trend: #favekidsbookart
On Monday 7 August, Twitter was filled with people’s favourite children’s book illustrations. It was a wonderful celebration of the (often) unsung heroes who bring our favourite stories to life, and ACA was delighted to see so many of its patrons mentioned. To sum up the day, illustrator and Trustee James Mayhew said: “I think #favekidsbookart was huge triumph – fabulous images trending from 9am to 6pm, new artists discovered, old faves shared. Brilliant.”