|Printmaking With and Without a Press|
Create your own prints and have fun while learning various printmaking techniques and how they can be adapted to K-12 classrooms.
As an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, printmaking can integrate well with Science, Social Studies and English.
For example, Gyotaku or “fish rubbing” integrates earth sciences and Japanese culture.
Relief printmaking techniques such as linoleum block printing and “soft cut” can be used to create Illuminated Manuscripts for creative writing projects or studies of Chaucer in English class.
Nature printing in Monotype or Collagraphs can work with both Plant Biology and Fossil studies. The possibilities are endless.
Illustration: A woodcut from William Caxton’s second edition of the Canterbury Tales printed in 1483
|Self Esteem & Development|
PUSH Physical Theatre co-founder, Heather Stevenson’s humor and relaxed style, blended with her passion for children’s advocacy, makes her programs powerful and engaging. “Reaching & Guiding Kids” is available in a lecture and hands-on workshop format.
The lecture teaches participants how to view the world from the child’s perspective, enabling participants to help “emerging leaders” navigate their world.
The workshop has teachers engage in group activities based on principles of physical theatre. Discussions are designed around guiding children through daily challenges and making the most of them.
Teachers will take away ideas and materials to use in fostering communication, social development and creative thinking in children.
Chris Marksbury; CM Photos
|So This Is Opera - Making Connections|
Lyric Soprano Yvette Lewis demonstrates how opera can be used as a teaching tool and integrated into the curriculum in Reading, Creative Writing, History, Math and Science.
Operas such as Carmen, La Boheme and Hansel and Gretel are explored and Yvette explains how they may be used for such activities as Creative Writing, Creative Movement and History lessons.
Operas in America and operas for the very young are also discussed. Teachers come away with ideas of how to make understanding opera easy for their students and suggested activities for many areas of study.
|Chris Marksbury; CM Photos