Thursday, July 21, 2011

For the Locals: Artful Tales at the Frist

Mark your calendars for these free kid events at the Frist. The Frist has a wonderful auditorium, and I have yet to take my kids to a bad event there! Artful Tales is a monthly interactive family program that combines the oral tradition of storytelling with hands on art-making activities to explore stories and cultures from around the world. Here are two upcoming Artful Tales and activities:

Artful Tales: Momotaro the Peach Boy
August 21, 2011 – 2:00 pm

Featured story and activity:

Join an animated retelling of the Japanese story Momotaro the Peach Boy, and make a Japanese manga comic book filled with a big-eyed cast of characters.

Location: Auditorium
Cost: FREE; first come, first served


Artful Tales: Mexican Folk Tale
September 18, 2011 – 2:00 pm

You can't tell much about a bird by looking at its feathers

Featured story and activity:

Investigate the proverb “You can’t tell much about a bird by looking at its feathers,” in this Mexican folk tale about the cuckoo bird and her friends; and then explore the artistic tradition of Mexican papel picado or cut paper.

Location: Auditorium
Cost: FREE; first come, first served

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