Young Audiences features interactive performances and demonstration from performing arts groups paired with visual arts activities for elementary school-aged children. Admission is FREE, but reservations are required due to limited capacity. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Organizations needing assistance funding their transportation costs should contact Kathryn Pfeifer. Transportation reimbursements will be made on a first come, first served basis, until funds are used. Organizations must request cost estimates before performances.
For reservations please call (920) 733-4089.
Join us for the first Young Audiences of the new season! Appleton Fire Station 1 will be reading "The Fire Engine Book" in the museum's main gallery, among the Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books exhibit. After the story, the fun continues as we create firefighter hats out of paper plates.
The North Shore Quartet will perform and teach how each voice works together in a barbershop quartet. Kids will even get to try out singing different harmonies! The art project will also show how four parts can make something really special with a four-panel oil pastel tree; each child will make their own tree with four different backgrounds.
The Lawrence University Faculty Jazz Trio, featuring Tim Albright on trombone, Dane Richeson on percussion, and Mark Urness on bass, will give a lively performance! Kids will learn about the instruments and will gain a basic understanding of jazz. We will create a jazzy art sculpture using wire, art foil and found objects!
The Appleton Boychoir will be crooning the smooth, sweet sounds of jazz! Kids will make their own jazz collage out of bright, bold papers that pop! Whether it's realistic or abstract, it’s sure to be fantastic!
The newVoices adult chorus will get us into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a lovely series of Irish melodies.
Children can design an illuminated letter, based on the Irish illuminated scripts of old! Using colored pencils and gold paint, we will create great projects that really stand out.
Get ready to get loud with the Sambistas, a fun percussion group from Lawrence University! We’ll get wild with circles to create beautiful, bright abstract artworks, inspired by Brazilian art!
In honor of the Appleton Public Library’s Hmong Celebration Month, we will have a group of Hmong dancers show us some traditional Hmong dancing! The Hmong theme is also incorporated into our art project, where students will learn the basics of weaving.
Students from the Makaroff Youth Ballet will entrance us with a whimsical dance, giving students the opportunity to learn about the art of ballet dancing. Kids will make their own lovely ballerina value study painting, while learning about the artist Edgar Degas.
VENTO Winds will give an amazing performance, showcasing their fabulous wind instruments! Kids will get an up-close look at the instruments and how they work. Art project TBD
In honor of the Appleton Public Library’s Hispanic Celebration Month, we will have a group of Mariachi musicians here for an exciting performance – we can all move to the beat! The Hispanic celebration theme is also incorporated into our art project, where students will learn about traditional fabric molas and try their hand at making their own!
The Trout Museum of Art
Fox Cities Building for the Arts
111 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
HOURS OF OPERATION
Admission varies by Exhibit.