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Arts Learning Lab @ Home | Shirazette Tinnin | A Better Use for a Spoon

May 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Wednesday, May 6  @ 11AM
Shirazette Tinnin
A Better Use for a Spoon Workshop!
English with Spanish interpretation




Join experimental jazz musician and professional percussionist Shirazette Tinnin in her New York City kitchen and discover the joys of drumming on things you can find around your home. Tinnin will demonstrate how to construct and play a homemade drum set made from everyday materials and then help you make up your own at home, teaching you several new rhythms along the way. 

Materials: Oatmeal Container (half-full), Grits Container (half-full), 2 long spoons (or short), 3 sturdy glasses (filled with different amounts of water)

Recommended Ages: All ages (5 and under will benefit from adult supervision and help). Families encouraged to participate together.


Starting April 15 and running through the end of June, Arts Learning Lab @ Home is a series of live online arts classes for kids and families schooling from home. These hands-on artmaking workshops (which will be posted as on-demand videos after each workshop) are led by professional artists in residence at 18th Street as well as members of our national and international artist community. The workshops will be taught in both English and Spanish for those teachers that are bilingual, and will be live translated in closed captioning in both English and Spanish.The workshops cover a range of fun, hands-on, and participatory ideas like meditation through drawing with artist Claudia Concha, storytelling with artist Yrneh Gabon, a rhythm workshop in your kitchen with professional drummer and 2020 Make Jazz Fellow Shirazette Tinnin, and a monster movement workshop with performance artists Beck + Col


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