|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
|Introduction To Theatre Through Literature|
Delve into the world of novels, short stories, poems, and plays
People, locations, and settings come alive in the classroom as students improvise scenes and moments from the literature they have read with the help of artist Gerry Fierst.
Forces and motives driving the characters and plot bring immediacy to the written word.
By freeing their imaginations, students experience the imagination of the author first-hand.
Curriculum Connection: Language Arts
Artist Mark Stankiewicz will show students the work of Henri Rousseau and explain his unique style of working with layers. They will create their own layered jungle scene with leaves, cut out animals and more.
This workshop can be extended to a mini-residency with students creating a large paper mural for their classroom that has painted leaves, a painted pattern border and jungle animals that have been drawn, cut out and pasted into the scene.