Read With Me

Through our Read With Me program, teaching artists show parents fun ways to create learning experiences for their children at home. These early childhood family workshops give parents and children memorable opportunities to sing, dance and make art together. Children learn literacy skills and receive a free book to take home. Please join us for an upcoming Read With Me workshop every second Saturday of the month!


Read With Me Workshops Calendar

The workshops below are offered FREE of charge.


SATURDAY, July 14th, 2018
11 AM - 12 PM

LOCATION: PROJECT CREATe studio
2028 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE, second floor
Washington, DC 20020

 

Just Below the Surface: Exploring our Rivers, Lakes, and Ponds

 Teaching Artists: Karen Brown

COOL OFF with our FREE early childhood art workshop! 

Come take the edge off the summer heat and discover the secret underwater world of our rivers and ponds with visual artist Karen Brown. Using collage, pastels and paper, we will create an art book of the animals and plants that make up the wonderful watery world below the surface of our Anacostia River.

RECEIVE A FREE BOOK TO TAKE HOME AT THE END OF THE WORKSHOP. 

Recommended for 2-5 year olds, but EVERYONE is welcome!

 

Karen is a professional artist and experienced arts educator. She conducts workshops and residencies for organizations such as The Kennedy Center, Class Acts Arts, Washington Performing Arts, the Smithsonian museums, and numerous public libraries. Her international travels in Asia, Europe, and Central and South America inform and enrich her teaching residencies, workshops, and public art projects. Karen’s graduate work is in textiles, ceramics, sculpture, 3-D and surface design, bookmaking, and photography. She specializes in differentiated instruction to meet the needs of children with varied learning styles.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 2018
11 AM - 12 PM

LOCATION: PROJECT CREATE STUDIO
2028 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AVENUE SE, SECOND FLOOR
WASHINGTON, DC 20020

 

Island Adventures 

 

Teaching ArtistsAbdou Muhammad and Miguel Aubertin 

 

Join Inner City-Inner Child as we take a trip down to the clear waters of the Caribbean Islands: Jamaica, St. Lucia and Cuba!  With the drum and guitar duets of Miguel Aubertin and Abdou Muhammad, learn about the different cultures of the Caribbean through songs, dance, and books.  Pack your bags for a fun filled morning. Be sure to leave room in your tummies for yummy Jamaican treats provided by a local Caribbean restaurant. 

 

RECEIVE A FREE BOOK TO TAKE HOME AT THE END OF THE WORKSHOP.

 

Recommended for 2-5 year olds, but EVERYONE is welcome! 

 

 

Abdou started playing the Djembe when he was 3 years old. He has received extensive training from Songa of the Valley, David Rock, Ezibu Muntu, Melvin Deal, Papa Aziz, and his godfather and whom is he name after, Abdou Kounta. Abdou’s family moved to Richmond, VA and he joined Ezibu Muntu. He became the lead drummer for Ezibu Muntu at the age of 11 years old and held the position until he was 19 years old. Continuing his journey, Abdou moved to the Washington, DC area, where he has performed with African Heritage, Coyaba Dance Theater, Soul In Motion, KanKouran, Elegba Folklore Society, Ezibu Muntu, Green Beats, The Washington Ballet, Dance Place, Step Afrika, and many more. Abdou has also performed for Fela!, the Broadway play in DC, the National Slave Ground Anniversary in Richmond, VA, the Nigerian Embassy Celebration, the NACA Conference, and at the National Cathedral School.