From the Ground Up

Virtual Workshop with Kathryn Patricia Cobbler
Music Classical music Chamber music Workshops Children Visual Arts


Ages 7-12

Come and map your community roots through music and visual art!

From The Ground Up is a music inspired workshop that guides students through exploring and taking stock of their community roots. During this session participants will create a visual community map. Infused with music inspired reflection and communication, this workshop guides students in expressing thoughts, feelings, messages, and ideas through the arts. 

As participants take stock of the people and places they call home, they will answer the question--” what keeps us grounded?” 

As students Learn about and reflect on the Cycle of plant life, growth and sustainability, we will take this model and apply it to the growth and sustainability of our communities. 

Within this workshop, students will map out their community roots. From listening to the music and responding with creation, students will develop their creativity and aesthetic awareness. 

Students will walk away from this workshop with a visual map of their communities. filled with stories, poems, and visual images that map out the people and places that hold meaning to them.

Objectives: Music, Visual Art

Key Words: Creative Process, Music Appreciation

Learn more about the artists

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.