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Wildwood Hosts WAMA Workshop with John Corigliano

Grammy, Oscar, and Pulitzer winning composer John Corigliano will be at Wildwood Park on Saturday, November 8 for a workshop. The workshop will feature students from the Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts, the String Quartet from the University of Central Arkansas, and the Little Rock Central High School band, and the Conway High School chamber orchestra.

The workshop will begin at 10am in Wildwood’s Cabe Festival Theatre. It is free of charge and the public is invited to attend to listen to Mr. Corigliano conduct and talk about his work.

You can learn more about Mr. Corigliano at his website.

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Three WILDKids Cook! Camps announced for this fall

We are delighted to invite your children and teens ages 8 and up to register and join us for WILDKids Cook! October 5, October 19, and November 16 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Faith Anaya from Kids Cook! Arkansas will be sharing some creative recipes that will give your WILDKid hands on experience in the kitchen. Space is limited to only 12 students for each class, so please register here today to ensure your child’s participation. 

For more information, view our Classes and Camps page.

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Artist Kay Thomas Visits Roberts Elementary

Teaching artist Kay Thomas spent last week working with third graders at Roberts Elementary. She worked with the children in the art of puppetry, exercising their creative talents in building puppets out of various materials. Thomas incorporated language arts and character building skills by recognizing and identifying various character traits and themes of community.

Thomas, a native of Texarkana is in her second year as a teaching artist in Wildwood’s Arts in Education program. To learn more about the Arts in Education program, click here.

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Zinse Agginie is the first Arts in Education Artist of the Year

Zinse Agginie, an artists specializing in African drumming and storytelling is in residence at Robinson Elementary this week where he will work with grads K-2nd.

Zinse will work with children to learn ancient African myths such as the stories of Anansi and the Eagle in the Moon. He also gives them a hands-on chance to learn about music and rhythm while playing traditional African drums.

Zinse will continue his work in Wildwood’s Arts in Education program next week at Baker Elementary.

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Hay Days – Hayride Field Trips in October

 

Wildwood Park will be hosting hayrides, story telling, and more at its Hay Day celebrations in October. Hay Days is open to the public on Saturdays in October from 12pm until 4pm. Admission is $5.

Hay Days is also available for school field trips from October 21 – 31. Each field trip includes an old-fashioned, tractor-drawn hayride through the autumn woods, story time featuring American Tall Tales & Native American Folklore, and a lil’ pumpkin to take home.

For more information and to schedule a field trip, please call Angela at 501 – 821 – 7275.