Davenport, Iowa - August 2011 -The Figge Art Museum and the River Music Experience will host the family workshop "Art of Percussion" on Saturday, August 13 from 10am to 2pm. Families will enjoy a fun, creative day at the Figge beginning with an entertaining performance of Native American music and stories presented by Larry Lockwood on the Figge plaza. Afterwards, participants will create cool and colorful rain sticks, drums, maracas and other shakers and noise makers out of recycled materials in the Figge Studios, and then play these percussion instruments in a musical procession to neighboring River Music Experience. Terry Hanson and fellow musician Ellis Kell will lead a mega drum circle, working out dynamic rhythms and beats.
10 am Registration
10:15 - 10:45am Native American stories and music on Figge plaza
10:45am-12pm Instrument building in Figge Studios
12 - 12:30pm Lunch break
12:30pm Musical procession to River Music Experience
12:45 - 2pm Drum circle at River Music Experience
The fee for this workshop is $10 per family. This workshop is appropriate for children of all ages; an adult must be present for each family. Families can pre-register by contacting Heather at 563.326.7804 x 2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org; day of registration will be available in the Figge lobby at 10am. Families should pack a sack lunch.
This workshop is in partnership with River Music Experience and supported with Quad City Arts Dollar$ funds, provided by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, the Doris and Victor Day Foundation, the John Deere Foundation, the Mary Iva Gittens Knouse Charitable Trust, Quad City Arts Partners and Festival of Trees.