Two interactive workshops to help parents learn to encourage their children to use the arts as ways of expressing themselves. Session 1 is Dec. 4 and Session 2 is Dec. 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Session 1 uses role-play exercises and games to explore how to foster positive communication with kids. Session 2 focuses on art and practices specific visual art processes to use with their children. Materials include watercolor paints, pastels, markers, found objects and child-friendly, mess-free clay.
When: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Visitors can walk inside the two-story silo and turn the crank of a silage machine, watching "corn plants" delivered to the top of the silo. Plus, learn about the history of silos and silage, build miniature silos with building blocks simulating wood, brick and metal and much more.Cost: Free with admission
The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.Cost: $9.50, $8.50 seniors
Discover how sounds make music, and how music makes you feel, with activities like making melodies on bolt- and wrench-a-phones, using soft sculpture pegs to make a music box, blowing air over a reed, moving musical notes on a staff, beating percussion instruments, and creating an artistic masterpiece that reflects how music makes you feelCost: Free with admission
Join Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, a handsome Prince, and two selfish stepsisters in Rodgers and Hammerstein's most beloved tale. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 31.Cost: $15