Photo by Greg Mooney.

Early Learner Day

At the Woodruff Arts Center

April 22, 2017
8:30 am

Events and activities will be happening throughout the day!

Online registration is closed. Join us on the Sifly Piazza to purchase tickets in person!

See you soon!

This one-of-a-kind experience developed for children from birth through 5 years old will feature performances of two productions of the Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young, workshops and musical performances for the very young, infant and toddler tours, art-making at the High Museum of Art, and much more.

Activities begin at 8:30 a.m.

Adults: $30/pass
Child ages 6-17: $5/pass
Child ages 0-5: Free

Each pass includes admission to the High Museum of Art and up to two Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young productions. Space is limited!

Full Program of Events

Productions

Dinosaur!* - SOLD OUT

A collaboration with Fernbank Museum of Natural History

A one-of-a-kind collaboration with the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, this production will be developed in partnership with science educators from the museum.  A gentle and awe-inspiring introduction to the wonders of the pre-historic world, this is a play where science and art intersect, and where our tiniest audience members interact with some of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth. 

Roob and Noob* - SOLD OUT

Meet Roob & Noob: two overly curious scientists who love nothing more than discovering something new.  Join them on an interactive adventure, as they build machines from simple objects and explore the wonder and sensations of each of the four seasons.  Inspired by the magical Rube Goldberg machines, this unique theatrical performance combines science and the arts, proving that sometimes the most profound discoveries are achieved by simply playing. 

*must have pre-registered tickets, which can be selected when checking out. 

Exhibition

Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan

The High Museum of Art celebrates the 50-year career of children’s book author and artist Ashley Bryan, who has published children’s books in a dizzying array of styles that reflect a wide variety of influences, from African folktales to jazz and poetry. The exhibition features more than 70 original artworks from 20 of his books, including dynamic ink drawings from The Dancing Granny (1977) and colorful cut-paper collages from Beautiful Blackbird (2002). Also on view are a selection of paintings from Bryan’s powerful new title Freedom Over Me.

Workshops

Li'l Yogis – Yoga Classes for the Very Young

Led by certified yoga instructors. A 30-minute yoga session with toddlers front and center with their caregivers.

Parents and Tots Workshops

In this 30-minute class session, little ones will explore themes and moments from Alliance Theatre for the Very Young productions through creative play and sensory activities side-by-side with their grown-ups. These workshops are appropriate for children 18 months through 36 months old and their caregivers.

Family Storytelling Workshops

In this 30-minute class session, little ones will explore themes and moments from Alliance Theatre for the Very Young productions through creative play and sensory activities side-by-side with their grown-ups. These workshops are appropriate for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers.

“The Dancing Granny” Drum Circles and African Dance Workshops

Shake it to the East, and shake it to the West with local African drumming artist. Featuring live drumming and percussion, this drumming and dance workshop will be sure to get your body moving.

Dramatic Designs

Explore the beautiful characters in children’s book author and artist Ashley Bryan’s work through costume design and construction.

Art-making Workshops at the High Museum of Art

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Early learners will create their own art inspired by the work of children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan.

Tours

Toddler Tours at the High Museum of Art (Best for 15 months to 3 years old)

10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

This workshop is a physically interactive experience for toddlers to engage with art.  Building on budding imaginations, the tour guides use dance- and drama-based strategies to help little ones interpret works of art and learn about museums.

Baby Steps Infant Tour at the High Museum of Art (15 months and younger in a front carrier or stroller with caregiver)

11:30 a.m.

The earliest encounters with art are about interacting with the visual world and encouraging babies to respond to their environment. This tour is about having a one-on-one conversation with your baby. (20 minutes)

Additional activities:

Storytimes at the High Museum of Art

2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy readings of Ashley Bryan’s books, which have been recognized with numerous awards including a Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Honor.

 

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