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New Kids Classes at the Arts Center

November 5, 2011

Kids can get creative at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts next week. Two classes will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at the new center at 28 Main St. North in downtown Hutchinson.

Music Class

Local singer – songwriter Stacy Halter will teach an African Drum and Dance class at 2 p.m. Cost per student is only $10.

In this activity, students will learn how music can convey meaning, and how African societies use the music of the djembe drum to communicate messages (A djembe is an animal-hide covered drum that is played with bare hands from Africa.  Djembe means gather in peace). The children will each make a djembe from plant pots, packaging tape and construction paper.  The kids will work in pairs or small groups to help each other complete their drums. After creating their drums the kids will learn and play some basic drum rhythms.

This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the SW MN Arts and Humanities Council through appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the state’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.”

Halter will teach a second music class about Japanese Music and Culture in January at the arts center.

Jewelry Class

Kids can make a bracelet from semi precious stones Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. with Julie Hexum. Students will have a selection of beads and colors to choose from.

Cost of the class is $10 with a $5 material fee payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Register in advance for these classes by emailing [email protected], call the center at 587-7278 or stop by the center on Main Street in the afternoons from 2-6 p.m.



November 5, 2011
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Hutchinson Center for the Arts
28 Main St. N
Hutchinson, 555350
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