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Backyard Trees

Have you ever thought about how many kinds of trees there are? No matter where you are, if you walk outside or look out a window, chances are you will see at least a few different kinds of trees—sometimes you can see many different kinds just in one yard!  Trees aren’t only a beautiful part of nature. They are homes for wild […]

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Backyard Bugs

We are all familiar with bugs: you can walk outside, look around, and spot at least a few different ones! Many bug species have been around for more than 400 million years. They can be pests and sometimes even scary but they are important to our ecosystem. They help control other bug populations, dispose of waste, […]

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More Music in Art

We can find out what history’s music sounded like when we play music scores by classic composers. Thanks to the visual arts, we can also find out what making music looked like in the past! Here’s a little gallery of paintings of music and musicians, along with recordings of the kind of music that inspired […]

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Backyard Gardening

Here are six common fruits and vegetables that are easy and fun to plant in your own backyard garden!  Green Beans  When to Plant: Directly plant the seeds into your garden before summer after the last frost.  Harvesting: The beans can be ready to pick in about 60 days and will continue to regrow after picking.  Other Details: Provide support […]

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Music in Art

We can find out what history’s music sounded like when we play music scores by classic composers. Thanks to the visual arts, we can also find out what making music looked like in the past! Here’s a little gallery of paintings of music and musicians, along with recordings of the kind of music that inspired […]

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Blast Off Coloring Sheet

Today is Earth Day. The world’s four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) were the inspiration for this new coloring sheet. ICAN Program Manager and free-time doodler, Sarah Zwinklis, drew the ICAN rocket blasting off to explore the universe. Can you imagine what the world would look like from outer-space? That’s where this rocket is […]

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ICAN’s First Photo Album

All Classical Portland launched the International Children’s Art Network on April 15th, 2019. Over the past 366 days (thanks, Leap Year!) ICAN has worked with more than 100 young people to create over 1,000 audio segments; from poetry to adventures, from introducing music to telling stories, kids are at the heart of ICAN’s programming. Here […]

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Dances from More Lands

All over the world, people like to get up and dance! Here’s a collection of five additional kinds of dance, each from a different culture. You can read about them, you can listen to the dance music, and you can dance if you want to!  Kabuki: Dance and Singing Art Form from Japan  A Solo […]

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Dances from Many Lands

All over the world, people like to get up and dance! Here’s a collection of five kinds of dance, each from a different culture. You can read about them, you can listen to the dance music, and you can dance if you want to!  Kolo: A Dance from the Balkans Slavonic Dance Op. 72 No. […]

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Let’s Celebrate Together (Apart)!

ICAN’s birthday is right around the corner on April 15th, and we got to thinking…how can we celebrate the birthdays of our friends and family, especially if we can’t be with them on that special day?! Here are some fun ways to celebrate loved ones, even if you are apart. 1) Call or Facetime with […]

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