Outreach Workshops in Schools

Let MoPOP come to your classroom with workshops tailored to your student’s needs.

Meet your learning objectives brilliantly with contemporary engaging content!

One of MoPOP’s professional teaching artists lead five workshops tailored to class subject learning targets. These artist-led workshops support multiple learning styles and culminate with students venturing out of the traditional classroom for a field study at the museum and sharing their artwork in MoPOP’s JBL Theater or on the Sky Church screen.

Ideal for Creative Advantage-funded schools.

Cost

  • $500 per class of 30 students with museum student group admission of $6 per person
  • $150 administrative fee

Fee includes two planning hours and five one-hour classroom workshops with your teaching artist, as well as admission to the museum for dedicated exploration time in the galleries.

  • Funding assistance provided to qualifying partner schools with 40% or more Free and Reduced Priced Lunch Program (FRPL) designation
  • Bus funding assistance (up to $150) available for qualifying classes upon request
  • All projects aligned with Washington State Core learning standards and national 21st century skills
  • Expand your project by adding additional workshops—up to five hours at $75/hour

Available Workshops

Workshops (five one-hour sessions) are available in the following integrated subject areas with content able to be adjusted meet your classroom’s unique needs:

LANGUAGE ARTS

Audio Arts: Radio Drama
Unite student creative writing, poetry, Rap, song-writing with audio technology, recording, production skills. Creating a podcast in any subject area is an option.
(Grades 5-12)

Writing in Action
Original writing springs to life in this class where students combine the imaginative language of fantasy and speculative fiction with hands-on theatre inspired activities meant to engage a wide variety of learning styles.
(Grades 5-12)

Storywriting through Comics, Cartooning, and the Graphic Novel
Students’ imaginations fly through learning simple cartooning skills for expressing character, movement, emotion in a SF or Fantasy world of their own creation.
(All grade levels)

Theater Skills/Storytelling
Uncover the power of character archetypes from folk stories, literature and film, and more in this theatre skills class using students’ original writing highly encouraged for MS/HS.
(All grade levels)

Hip-Hop Storytelling
Choose your focus: from digging into the history of hip hop and its artists, to media literacy around the genre, to writing/telling your personal story in hip hop, the radical form that has taken the world by storm.
(Grades 5-12)

VISUAL ARTS

Bookmaking for All Subject Areas
Students produce their own book arts projects as creative homes for their original writing. Learn about the history of bookmaking and create a unique multi-page book using a variety of hands-on skills.
(Grades 3-12)

Cartooning and Graphic Novels
Students imagination fly through learning simple cartooning skills for expressing character, movement, emotion in a SF or Fantasy world of their own creation.
(All grade levels)

Digital Photography and Visual Intelligence
Using mobile devices to photograph and edit, students use photography as a tool to start conversations and look deeper at the world around them.
(Grades 5-12)

Fantastic Worlds Mapmaking
See art and design skills fuse with technology and science as students use mapping skills and create worlds of their own design, using legends, scale, compass rose, and more.
(Grades 5-12)

Poetry Portraits
Combining visual arts skills with poetry/language arts students have the opportunity to create their own 2D multimedia self-portrait.
(Grades 3-12)

Mask Sculptures in Paper
Students create characters from their own fantasy writing or favorite myth or book, delving into deeper exploration between visual imagination and the written word.
(Grades 3-12)

Mixed Media Figurines
Using storyboarding, 3-D sketching, and mixed-media sculptural techniques, students will create an original sculptural figure based on a character from their own fantasy or science fiction story.
(Grades 3-8)

Wonders of Wire
Discover the fabulous medium of wire sculpture where students design the creatures that populate their science fiction, and fantasy worlds. A book report in sculpture!
(Grades 3-12)

SOCIAL STUDIES

Capturing Oral Histories
Learn the art of interviewing to elicit the deeper stories from family, friends, neighbors, and people you admire. Write a feature article for your school publication guided by MoPOP's unique perspective.
(Grades 3-12)

Hip-Hop Storytelling
Choose your focus: from digging into the history of hip-hop and its artists, to media literacy around the genre, to writing/telling your personal story in hip-hop, the radical form that has taken the world by storm.
(Grades 5-12)

Media Storytelling: Making Videos as Instructional Tools
Tie video production and editing into process and systems thinking to have students create their own instructional videos using mobile devices and editing software.
(Grades 8-12)

ARTS INTEGRATED IN STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH)

BrainDance: Creative Movement Integrated in All Subject Areas
The principles of developmental movement in BrainDance can launch students into understanding their brain-body connection. Support your kinesthetic and spatial learners through exploring creative ways to give any subject area meaning through movement in space and with choreography. Book reports, history studies, science, and even math concepts will transform into a kinesthetic and spatial experience!
(All grade levels)

Hip-Hop: Brain and Body
Wake up brain and body in this introductory hip-hop class integrated with BrainDance principles of developmental movement.
(All grade levels)

Paper Engineering and Sculpture
Students engage in hands-on projects in support of STEM subjects via—measuring, design, paper engineering, sketching, sculpture, and writing designed to actively and intentionally address students’ diverse learning styles.
(Grades 5-12)

Podcasting Using GarageBand
Write, record, and edit your own podcast! Students learn professional techniques used in recording and editing to produce their podcasts in the subjects of your choice.
(Grades 5-12)

Multimedia Presentations (iPad, iMovie, GarageBand)
Students use current technology and mobile devices to plan and create their own presentations use audio, visual images, and video content.
(Grades 5-12)

Voice-Over Skills for Oral Presentations
Drawing on the fun and exciting career path of voiceover artists (as heard in commercials, education films and video, audio books, and video games), this class will help jumpstart your students’ skills in oral presentation by providing them the tools and strategies to more effectively communicate.
(Grades 6-12)

Media Storytelling: Making Videos as Instructional Tools
Tie video production and editing into process and systems thinking to have students create their own instructional videos using mobile devices and editing software.
(Grades 8-12)

Exhibitions at MoPOP

 

Language Arts

Social Studies

Music

Vocational Education

Visual Arts

Science / Technology

Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film

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Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic

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Guitar Gallery: The Quest for Volume

 

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Indie Game Revolution

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Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction

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Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

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Sound Lab

 

 

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Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970

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Thanks to our education and outreach program sponsors:

Program support for MoPOP's Curriculum Connections Outreach provided by:

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