Come Sing with the Cicadas!
Arts For All, Inc. and Fontenelle Forest present a STEAM project*. Join us at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center to explore the wonderful life of Cicadas. This workshop will cover scientific information about the life and habits of that noisy, late-summer Omaha insect performer called the Cicada. After a reading of ‘Cicadas’ from Paul Fleishman’s poetry book Joyful Noise-Poems for Two Voices, students and their families are encouraged to come and create a multi-media, stylized, functional art rattle using the assemblage sculpture method. We will end the workshop with a group progressive sound performance and hopefully the real cicadas will join!
*Come Sing with the Cicadas will incorporate elements of STEAM using science (biology and ecology, math (measuring and counting), history (cultural uses), literature (poetry), art (functional, assemblage sculpture), music (singing, chanting), live performance ( shaking the rattle and making the verb noise with expression). Come join the fun!
When: August 18th, 2018, 5:30-7:30p
Who: Students ages 8-14 years and their families (20 students max, register early!)
Children younger than 8 may attend with parental supervision.
Where: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, 1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005
Cost: $20 per student (Families encouraged to attend, Membership not required, limited financial assistance available)
Advocating for arts education since 2006
Arts For All, Inc (AFA) serves thousands of local students each year, many of whom would not otherwise have opportunities to receive arts education. Arts education positively impacts the lives of our children by helping to develop critical thinking, problem solving, resourcefulness, teamwork, and many other skills. An investment in the arts is an investment in the future of our community.
Values & Beliefs
People are naturally creative.
Everyone can express themselves through the arts.
People can learn, grow and change.
The arts connect the world.
Diversity is welcomed and appreciated.
What makes us different
A variety of course offerings, at the same time, same day(s) and same location(s). Convenient times at multiple locations throughout Omaha and surrounding areas. Payment plans and scholarships available.
PO Box 31578
Omaha, NE 68131
New & Upcoming
Friday August 17 – Saturday August 18 2018
Join us at the Maha Music Festival at Aksarben Village! We are proud to announce that we will be part of the 2018 Community Village. In collaboration with the Kim Foundation, this year’s Community Village focuses on mental health awareness. Come explore, connect, and experience wonderful, local non-profits in Greater Omaha, Nebraska!
Thank you to all who donated!
Amazing! These donations will help Arts For All, Inc. provide scholarships, educational materials, community outreach programs, music books and instrument upkeep, the list goes on!
If you missed your chance or would still like to donate, click here.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
— PABLO PICASSO
Use the form below to connect with us about questions regarding registration, general programming, possible collaborations, business sponsorships, and how you can get involved! To help our staff best direct and answer your inquiry, please be as detailed as possible in your message. If your question is time sensitive and requires an immediate response, call us at 402-556-7821
We look forward to hearing from you!