Lyric Soprano Yvette Lewis offers an exciting residency that is an opera immersion experience for preschoolers.
The 5-day program begins with her assembly, Little Red Hen and The Three Bears, designed to provide an introduction to the “singing story.”
Yvette holds interactive workshops during the week with small groups of children working on the school’s choice of opera - The Three Little Pigs or The Gingerbread Man.
She shows the preschoolers a fun-filled, easy way to learn new words and melodies, and how to play roles and instruments to accompany the singing. The children will also complete art projects throughout the week, creating their own opera folders.
The residency culminates with a performance, where the children proudly present what they have learned.
Explore the skill of hand papermaking and learn the history of the art.
Participants will enjoy getting their hands wet in a vat of colorful pulp made from recycled papers, napkins and cotton fibers while creating original projects using stencils, brilliant add-ons and imagination.
While having fun, students learn the process of papermaking from its early beginnings to modern day.
There are many curriculum areas that may be addressed in this residency including history, ecology, science, culture, vocabulary and creative writing. Students may design covers for books or journals they write, make beautiful "paintings with pulp", create original collage & incredible 3-D forms.
Photo shows a hand-made piece of paper jewlery
Grades 4-12 & Adult
Our published resident poet, Laura Boss, illustrates and discusses contemporary poetry in this 3-10 day residency, and encourages students to become open to expressing themselves in verse.
Young writers are prompted to discover inner thoughts and feelings that will inspire them to develop their own poetic works.
Individual attention is given to “works in progress,” with positive critiquing provided. Students will also learn how to revise and edit their own work and cultivate techniques for overcoming writer’s block.
The artist hopes to instill in students a love of poetry, in particular 21st Century writing, and make the writing and enjoyment of poetry part of their lives.
The scope of the residency depends on the length and can culminate with a student poetry reading or student-created class anthology.
Grades 3-12 & Adult