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Latino Arts Summer Strings Workshops
Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm *

Latino Arts, Inc. and the Latino Arts Strings Program (LASP) is pleased to offer a selection of summer workshop offerings for the broader community. Workshops are available for every age and skill level.


- LATIN AMERICAN GUITAR FOR ADULTS: In this guitar class, students will have the opportunity to develop basic guitar technique – chords and strumming – through the use of Latin-American music. Students will learn various rhythms such as: cumbia, ranchera, bolero, trova and others. We will also review basic music theory and foundational information about the guitar. *(Mondays/Wednesdays, 5 - 7 p.m., June 18 - July 20, no class July 2 & 4)*

- MANOUCHE GUITAR WORKSHOP: This workshop will focus primarily on the technical and conceptual demands of the manouche or ‘gypsy swing’ genre. Intermediate players will learn the basic rhythm guitar patterns, right hand picking techniques for lead playing, commonly used chords, and the stylistic and motivic patterns. The workshop will culminate in a group-wide ‘jam’ of the famous Django Reinhardt tune “Minor Swing,” a simple and effective way to get those who are new to the style involved quickly. *The jam will be open to the public. *(Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5 - 7 p.m., June 18 - July 20)*

- MARIACHI FOR YOUNG STRING PLAYERS: The instructors of the national award winning Latino Arts Strings Program and Mariachi Juvenil will run a week long workshop for youth interested in learning Mariachi and other Latin American genres of music. This intensive course will provide students  with a full learning and performing experience.  Students will work to learn several pieces of mariachi repertoire and will give a performance joined by the Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenil at the end of the week.
*(June 25 - 29, 1- 5 p.m., Concert: Friday, 6/29, 1 - 5 p.m.)*

- MAGICAL FRIDA: EXPLORING SURREALISM THROUGH STILL LIFE PAINTING: Using still life paintings by Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo as inspiration, participants will explore surrealism and create their own surrealist still life inspired by the life, color pallet, and works of Kahlo. This hands on class touches on basic drawing skills, color theory, and composition. Participants will take home their own surrealist still life at the end of the class.
*Adult Session: July 23 - 25 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
*Family Session: August 6 - 8 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Monday, June 18, 2018 5:00 pm to

Friday, July 20, 20187:00 pm

* Dates for each workshop vary, please refer to individual event details for exact dates and times.

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Latino Arts, Inc.

1028 S. 9th St.

Milwaukee, WI 53212

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Ticket Type Sales End Value Quantity Discount
Latin American Guitar For Adults - details
***For beginning adults - participants must bring their own guitar*** ***Mondays/Wednesdays, 5 - 7 p.m., June 18 - July 20 (No class July 2 & 4)***
6/15/2018 $75.00
Mariachi for Young String Players - details
***June 25 - 29, 1- 5 p.m., Concert: Friday, 6/29, 1 - 5 p.m.*** ***For youth ages 12-17 who already play a string instrument: violin, viola, cello, bass or guitar*** ***You must have at least 3-4 years of experience playing a stringed instrument, be able to read music and be able to attend the full week and concert. Please bring a 2 or 3 octave scale prepared and a piece that best demonstrates your ability.***
7/20/2018 $120.00
Manouche Guitar Workshop - details
***Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5 - 7 p.m., June 18 - July 20*** ***This workshop is intended for players with basic music theory knowledge and intermediate technical abilities. All kinds of instrumentalists are welcome but the technical lessons will be guitar-centric. Guitar and pick is required.***
6/11/2018 $100.00
Frida’s Still Life: Session 1 (adults) - details
*July 23 - 25 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Includes admission and all supplies for one adult)
7/16/2018 $50.00
Frida’s Still Life: Session 2 (families) - details
*August 6 - 8 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. ($50/One Adult + One Child - $5/Additional Child, limit of three children per adult)
7/16/2018 $50.00
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