|Imagination In Motion|
The Art of Collaboration Workshop
This interactive workshop begins with an excerpt performed from the Imagination in Motion assembly. Students will be asked to think about what made the performance fun and engaging, then artists Paul Rajekas & Neil Intraub will introduce the Three C's: Concentration, Cooperation and Commitment.
The students learn that before your can get up on stage to express your imagination you must learn how to watch, listen and develop self-control. Students are invited to practice these skills by "performing" a variety of childhood games such as Red Light/Green Light and Telephone. They take turns performing the exercises while others sit and watch as "active" observers, paying attention to the details of the performance.
Paul and Neil finish the workshop by choreographing a short performance involving every student in attendance. Students learn the similarities between writing a performance and writing in class: each story requires a main idea and a beginning, middle and end. Finally, students learn to add appropriate details to bring the story to life.
The Art of Collaboration Residency Available
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|Introduction To Impressionist Painting|
In this workshop students are introduced to the impressionistic effect that can be created using every color on the palette. Artist Kevin Brooks explains and demonstrates the technique of this quick, spontaneous method of painting which teaches how pure direct color is applied for a brilliant effect. Students also learn that this historic style was made famous by such artists as Renoir, Monet, and Pissarro.
|Introduction To Theatre Through Improv/Drama|
Through pantomime, theatre games, poetry, and storytelling, children are led into the world of fantasy and imagination. Perception, creativity, and thinking skills are encouraged during this interactive session.
For older students, the workshop can concentrate on an introduction to the methods professional actors use in rehearsal. Emphasis is placed on improvisation, communication skills, concentration, and character development.
Theatre Skills Residency Available
Curriculum Connection: Language Arts Literacy