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Educational Videos

The Kauffman Center has cultivated some free digital resources that provide classrooms with tools to infuse the arts and engage all students, wherever they may be.


PNC Storybook – Follow along as the Kauffman Center’s Organ Conservator Jan Kraybill takes a break from playing the pipe organ to read “Ella Sets the Stage” as part of PNC’s Great Readers initiative.

Pipe organ performance series – Sit alongside Organ Conservator Jan Kraybill as she plays exciting compositions on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Opus 3875. Before each mini-performance, Kraybill gives a brief history of the composer and shares interesting facts about the piece. Download the Classroom Guide for more fun facts, vocabulary practice and discussion questions.

Spooky Superstitions with Scary Mary Bumbershoot – In this fun four-part series, the Kauffman Center joins forces with Mesner Puppet Theater to shed a little (ghost) light on common, yet not too well-understood theater lore and superstitions.

From Monarchs to Marigolds: Learn about Day of the Dead – Local artist Vania Soto creates a colorful painting of traditional Day of the Dead make-up as she explains the holiday, its traditions and what the day means to her.

Kauffman Center Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Follow along with painter and muralist Vania Soto as she walks you through how to create your very own Kauffman Center watercolor painting.

Crafting at the Kauffman Center – The Kauffman Center partners with ScrapsKC in a three-part series of videos, each demonstrating a craft that reuses materials found in your own home or classroom.


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