Soundpainting / Instrument-Making for Children

July 14-18th / 10am-3pm

at Circle of Hands, Sebastopol

Soundpainting is a performance sign language that combines movement, music, acting, poetry and visual art. Enabling children to express their own character in an experiential learning format, Soundpainting engages multiple learning styles (verbal, visual, aural, and kinesthetic) for exploring creativity.

Soundpainting breaks through boundaries, tapping into reservoirs of skills and expression that stimulate and build musicality, spontaneity, self-confidence and collaboration.

This week of exploration will be filled with sound making, movement, rhythmic play and building musical instruments using natural and recycled materials. We will include outdoor activities in nature to enrich imagination and learning environments. The week-long class culminates with a Soundpainting performance starring the students and their self-made instruments. In the early afternoon of the last day (Friday), parents are invited to bring a dish and gather for a potluck and musical presentation.

Call 634-6140 or email to reserve your child’s spot today!


Kaya Martischius is a musician, music instructor, dancer, and mediator from Germany. She holds a Master of Music Pedagogy from the University of Arts Berlin.  She is drawn to the crossroads of sound, movement, expression, and communication.  She has studied with Walter Thompson who founded Soundpainting in 1974.

Silvia Schroeder is experienced in guiding and teaching youth and adults in experiential and emotional hands-on learning techniques that support personal development and conscious living.  She originated the INNERWEAVING approach; weaving fiber and assembling earth crafts for a visual outcome. She holds a degree in Psychosocial Counseling from Austria/Vienna as well as the Educator for Experiential Nature Craft degree from Switzerland.