Workshops at MoPOP

Come to the Museum of Pop Culture for workshops tailored to your student’s learning goals.

Enhance your museum visit!

MoPOP Curriculum Connections’ hands-on, student-centered workshops link WA State core learning objectives and 21st century skills with current dynamic, engaging, and interactive museum content. These 50-minute workshops are led by professional teaching artists experienced with adapting material to the age and developmental level of their students.

Cost

  • $110 / class of up to 30 students with museum student group admission of $6 / person
  • $75 deposit / class required

NEW THIS YEAR!

Start your experience before we open to the public.
Get a jump on your MoPOP day with new early access options! You may now book Curriculum Connection classes or reserve Sound Lab exclusively for your group beginning as early as 9:00am (an hour before the museum opens to the public).

  • $110 / class

Host a large group presentation.
MoPOP is excited to offer two new interactive presentations for large groups. Geared specifically for larger groups, these presentations link directly to our Fantasy and Star Trek exhibits and can accommodate up to 100 students per session.

  • $75 / class

Available Workshops

LANGUAGE ARTS + MUSIC

Songwriting for Everyone
Focused on the building blocks of songwriting (stanza form, lyrics, style, tempo, tone, melody, rhythm, and texture), students will develop a personal narrative or link with themes in science fiction and fantasy.
(Grades 6–12 and University)

Voice, Body, and Rhythm
Introduce students to rhythmic speech, rap, scatting, group interlocking rhythm games, improvisation, and the amazing possibilities that arise through the instrument of voice.
(All grade levels)

LANGUAGE ARTS + PERFORMING ARTS

Building New Worlds: Star Trek Story Builder
This workshop is available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY as part of our blockbuster Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds exhibit!

What can Star Trek’s stories tell us about our own society? Use the “what-ifs” that are central to science fiction and fantasy stories to start writing your own story, learn theatre skills as you act out classic Star Trek scenes, and go where no one has gone before in this Star Trek-themed class!
(Grades 5–12)

Creating Character: Voice-Over and Recording
Drawing on the fun and exciting career path of voice-over 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)

Hero’s Journey: Fantasy/Science Fiction Role Types Through Theater
Students will unearth the power of character archetypes from folk stories, literature, and film in a theater skills class dedicated to exploring warriors, tricksters, wise wizards, and more.
(All grade levels)

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

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

LANGUAGE ARTS + VISUAL ARTS

Architectural Fantasy: Frank Gehry’s Museum of Pop Culture
Foster your students’ response to art and architecture through the description, analysis, interpretation, and observation of one of the most unique buildings in the city of Seattle.
(Grades 6–12 and University)

Cartooning in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Let your students’ imagination soar with simple cartooning skills that express character, movement, and space in a science fiction or fantasy world of their own creation.
(All grade levels)

*NEW!* MUSIC + SOCIAL EMOTIONAL COMMUNICATION

Joy of Music Making: Music Therapy for Autism Spectrum
Taught by a certified music therapist, this workshop, tuned to your group’s needs, gives students the joyous opportunity to connect through singing and playing simple instruments together. Exploration in Sound Lab jam rooms included.
(All grade levels)

SCIENCE + MUSIC

Science of Sound
Students will discover how sound vibrations are generated, transmitted, received, and interpreted through music—and what happens when we add electricity!
(Grades 3–5)

SOCIAL STUDIES + MUSIC

Anthropology of Punk
Foster the observation of popular culture through an anthropological study of punk music as a component of recent and contemporary popular culture.
(Grades 9–12 and University)

Blues Roots to Rock 'n' Roll
Students will dive into the history of blues music and its major themes, with a focus on popular blues musicians, blues form, and the genre’s influence on Jimi Hendrix.
(Grades 6–12 and University)

Hendrix: Guitar Genius
Learn how Jimi Hendrix’s musical innovations and expansions of what the guitar could do sonically made him one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Through a series of hand-on activities, students will explore Hendrix’s wildly creative use of the guitar by using effects pedals and examples of studio manipulation as well as experience first-hand musical qualities such as: harmony, dissonance, and distortion.
(Grades 9-12 and University)

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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