Colgate Classroom Series

Walton Arts Center believes that access to the arts is essential for all children and works to provide every child in Northwest Arkansas with exceptional and ongoing arts experiences.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we remain dedicated to serving students of all ages. While there is nothing quite like the live experience, we wanted to find a way for you to share great quality theater for young audiences with your students. For the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, The Colgate Classroom Series will offer streaming performances adapted for asynchronous learning.

Registration begins January 2021. For questions regarding streaming performances for schools, contact us at 479-571-2743 or schools@waltonartscenter.org.


The 2020-2021 Classroom Series is supported by:

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Grand Pistachio – Layer the Walls

Available on-demand Feb. 1-June 15, 2021
Best For: Upper Elementary and up

What if you discovered an old apartment covered with forty layers of wallpaper? What if these layers could be peeled back to reveal the stories of past tenants? Layer the Walls explores stories of a tenement apartment in New York City that was once home to hundreds of new immigrants. Shadow and Bunraku puppetry, along with masks bring to life the stories of Irish, Italian and Jewish families. These compelling stories have shaped the America we know today.

This arts engagement is:

  • Approximately 40 minutes of content delivered in a series of flexible video segments and artist dialogue
  • Active and engaging artist workshops
  • An immersive historical drama experience
  • Pre-recorded and available on demand
  • Tied to curriculum and supports social emotional learning
  • Designed so most supplies are readily available or found objects

Arkansas Learning Standards
Language Arts: RL.4.3; RL.4.5; RL.4.7; RL.4.10; SL.4.1; SL.6-8.1; SL.9-12.1; SL.6.2; SL.8-10.1D; RI.6.9. Fine Arts Theatre: CR.1.3; PR.4.1; PR.5.2; PR.5.3; RE.7; RE.7.2; RE.8; CR.8.2; RE.9; CN.10; CN.11. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4; PR.5; RE.7; RE.9; CN.10; CN.11. Technical Theatre: CR.2.2; PR.5.3; RE.7; RE.8; RE.9; CN.10; CN.11; Cn.11.3; CN.11.5. Playwrighting: PR.4.1; PR.4.3; RE.7; RE.7.3; RE.8; CN.10; CN.11; CN.11.3; CN.11.5.

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Syracuse Stage - Resiliency

Available on-demand Feb. 1 - May 1
Best For: Upper Elementary and up

Annie Easley, a Black woman, worked at NASA for 34 years. Initially working on airplanes, she soon realizes her destiny is to be on the team of mathematicians that launch the Centaur Rocket into the Space Race. During her life, she saw many incredible changes both in the workplace and in the country at large. Annie’s resiliency is a personality trait that helped her to succeed despite adversity. Her mother always said “Annie, you can be anything you want to be as long as you work at it,” instilling in her a drive and determination that led to her long and groundbreaking career.
In this arts engagement, students will experience relevant portions of the show Commanding Space: The Rise of Annie Easley and the Centaur Rocket, learn from the actor and the playwright how their own resiliency has helped them to tell stories, and participate in arts activities designed to help students find and cultivate their own resiliency tools.

This arts engagement is:

  • Approximately 40 minutes of content delivered in a series of flexible video segments
  • Pre-recorded and available on demand
  • Artist-guided activities that connect learning and art-making
  • Tied to curriculum and supports social emotional learning
  • Designed so most supplies are readily available or found objects

Arkansas Learning Standards
Language Arts: RL4.3; RL.4.5; RL.4.7; RL.4.10; SL.4.1; Sl.6-8.1; SL.9-12.1; SL.6.2; RI.6.9. Fine Arts Theatre: CR.1.3; RE.7; RE.7.2; RE.8; CR.8.2; RE.9; CN.11. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4; RE.7; RE.9; CN.10; CN.11. Playwrighting: PR.4.1; PR.4.3; RE.7; RE.7.3; RE.8; CN.11; CN.11.3.

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Dan + Claudia Zanes – Join the Band: Music Making for One and All

Available on-demand Feb. 1 - May 1
Best For: Pre-K - Lower Elementary

In their Social Music programs, Dan + Claudia Zanes introduce young people to songs and the stories behind them while providing creative ideas to help everyone find their way inside the music. The units are uplifting and interactive and part concert, part history lesson, part music class, part campfire sing-along dance party. Dan + Claudia draw from their wide range of musical and cultural knowledge to offer young people of various ability levels a chance to experience music in a way that feels exciting, healing, relevant and totally enjoyable!

This arts engagement is:

  • Approximately 40 minutes of content delivered in a series of flexible video segments
  • Pre-recorded and available on demand
  • Artist-guided activities that connect learning and art-making
  • Tied to curriculum and supports social emotional learning
  • Designed so most supplies are readily available or found objects

Arkansas Learning Standards
Language Arts: SL.1-4.1. Fine Arts Music: RE.7; RE.8; RE.9; CN.11. Music Appreciation: PR.6; RE.8; CN.10; CN11. Theatre: CN.10; CN.11. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4; PR.5; RE.7; RE.9; CN.10; CN.11.

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Tall Stories of London – The Snail and The Whale

Available on-demand February 8-28, 2021
Best For: Pre-K - Lower Elementary

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, told through live cello music and singing, storytelling and lots of laughs ... but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Join an adventurous young girl and her sea-faring father as they re-imagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

This arts engagement is:

  • A full length, 60-minute recording of a performance
  • Pre-recorded interviews and conversations with the artistic team and actors
  • Artist led workshops
  • Pre-recorded and available on demand
  • Tied to curriculum and supports social emotional learning

Arkansas Learning Standards
Language Arts: RL.K-3.5; RL.K-3.9; SLK-3.1. Fine Arts Theatre: CR.1.3; PR.5.2; RE.7; RE.7.2; RE.8; CR.8.2; RE.9; CN.10; CN.11. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4; PR.5; RE.7; RE.9; CN.10; CN.11.

REGISTRATION FORM

Additional support the 2020-2021 Classroom Series is provided by JB Hunt and Walmart and education grants from the Arkansas Arts Council, Walmart Foundation and Walton Family Foundation.