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Mud to Music: Clay Rattle Making

w/ Resident Artist Melissa Foss

Fri, Feb 9th 6:00 pm in the Creativity Center Classroom One

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Musical instruments have helped us communicate and express ourselves since the beginning of human culture. Learning about the musical instruments of the ancient Americas and building and playing our own instruments helps us to awaken the memory of our connection to nature, cultivate presence through the working with clay, and experience joy through sound and music-making. In this hands-on workshop we will learn about musical instruments that have been made across Central and South America for thousands of years and learn to build our own working clay rattles.

Where: Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave. Baltimore MD 21224
When: FRI FEB 9 | 6-9PM
Age Range: 16+
Cost: $20 standard, $18 members
Materials: All supplies provided! All are welcome, and no previous experience with clay, instruments, or music is necessary.

All are welcome, and no previous experience with clay, instruments, or music is necessary.

Instructor Bio
Melissa Hyatt Foss is a musician, instrument-maker, composer and teaching artist hailing from Maryland and Vermont. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Art History at James Madison University, she relocated to Argentina where she studied and developed her career as a performer, researcher, and teaching artist for over a decade.  For seven years she performed as a soloist, touring in Argentina and around the world, with the Orchestra of Indigenous Instruments and New Technologies, which was recipient of the International Music Council’s Musical Rights Award in 2013.

Melissa Foss Mud To Music Workshop
© Maryland State Arts Council 2023,
© Maryland State Arts Council 2023,

Special Thanks!

This program is made possible by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

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