Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

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Virtual Learning with Eric Nathan

COMPOSER ERIC NATHAN

Learn how the Civil War-era correspondence between poet Emily Dickinson and abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson influenced composer Eric Nathan’s music in this video lesson with accompanying activities.
Man in costume with outrageous red and green mask/headdress (photo credit: Iounex)

Machine Dazzle Mask Making Workshop

COVER YOUR FACE IN STYLE
with Celebrity Costume Designer Machine Dazzle

Create your very own over-the-top face mask in this hands-on Zoom workshop for all ages. No experience or shopping required! The theme of the event is MUSIC. Participants will be guided to create a piece inspired by a favorite song, lyric or genre using RECYCLED materials FOUND around the house, in the garden or on a walk in a park. Just bring your creativity!
Registration Required
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Virtual Learning Work out with Jillian Davis

WORK OUT WITH DANCER JILLIAN DAVIS

Learn how to work out like a professional ballet dancer with Jillian Davis from Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Virtual Learning eVenti Verticali

ITALY’S EVENTI VERTICALI

Explore Newton’s laws of force and motion and watch a stunning Vertical Theater performance performed on an aerial stage high in the air over Providence.

Virtual Learning Consuelo Sherba Yang Wei

MUSICIANS CONSUELO SHERBA
AND YANG WEI

Discover the intersection of Eastern and Western Music in this lesson with accompanying video featuring violist Consuelo Sherba, Artistic Director of Aurea Ensemble and Yang Wei, a celebrated virtuoso on the pipa, and member of the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma.
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Virtual Learning Miwa Matreyek

ANIMATOR MIWA MATREYEK

Watch excerpts from a performance at the cross-section of the cinematic and theatrical, fantastical and tangible, illusionistic and physical and learn about Global Temperature Changes and Greenhouse Effect in this video lesson and activities for grades 8-12.
Smiling woman with a flower in her hair standing at a steel pan musical instrument

BOX OFFICE: Becky Bass PD

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Online Workshop with Becky Bass

How to Make “Your Frame” a Place for Learning: Tips for Teaching Music Using Virtual Learning Platforms. Conducted on Zoom, this workshop will help teachers explore strategies for teaching in a virtual classroom setting. Though music educator Becky Bass will teach using the steel pan, a musical instrument from her native island of St. Croix, teachers of all academic subjects will benefit from this workshop experience.
FREE TO EDUCATORS – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Daniel Bernard Roumain FirstWorks Artistic Ambassador

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN
FirstWorks Artistic Ambassador

Known for his signature violin sounds infused with myriad electronic, urban, and African-American music influences, DBR takes his genre-bending music beyond the proscenium. This season, he will be embedded in our community for a series of workshops reaching students, teachers and the elderly, community meals and conversations, and public performances with local artist collaborators.
Stage with birch trees and two puppeteers acting with a deer puppet and a crane puppet

Virtual Learning Heather Henson

PUPPET ARTIST HEATHER HENSON

Watch excerpts from a puppetry spectacle rooted in indigenous culture, and learn about turtle conservation, bird migration and the interconnectedness between humans and nature with Heather Henson, the founder of IBEX Puppetry and daughter of Muppets Creator Jim Henson.
401 Gives

401 Gives

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN RHODE ISLAND
401Gives is Today!

Join us in our efforts to make this the greatest day of giving Rhode Island community has ever seen! Be a part of Rhode Island community’s day of giving by joining our FirstWorks campaign on 401Gives. FirstWorks will use all monies raised from 401Gives to fund our new Virtual Learning Series, helping teachers, students and parents with online educational programming in this time of crisis.