Family Clay Flute Workshop

Date: 

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Two Saturdays, March 12 and 19, 1:00–3:00 pm (both days)

Kathy Tighe, Instructor

Get your hands dirty making a playable ocarina, one of the world’s oldest musical instruments. These small, multi-note clay flutes were used in many early cultures and are still found in contemporary music. In this two-part workshop, participants will create an ocarina, sculpt it into an animal shape, experiment with tuning, and visit the related bilingual exhibition in the Peabody Museum, Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay. Each participant will make a bisque-fired flute (similar to the ones pictured) to paint at home. (Ages 8 and older, accompanied by an adult).

Family Event. Advance registration required. Visit www.hmsc.harvard.edu/education for more information. $35 per person members/$45 nonmembers.

Free event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.