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Songwriting and Green Screen Music Videos

  Whether you want to create a school song, find new ways to engage students in science or math, or address character education, this workshop empowers and motivates students through the exciting process of writing and recording songs. Students brainstorm ideas, write original lyrics and music, and perform and record songs digitally. They also explore […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

When starry-eyed young lovers and zany would-be actors cross paths with mischief-making fairies in a magical forest, the result is one of the world’s most uproarious comedies. This Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey production is a fanciful envisioning of the Bard’s classic: An ideal “first Shakespeare” for elementary grades and a riotous roller-coaster for teens and […]

I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Poetry, Art, and Stories of the Holocaust

In this provocative workshop with Rebecca Kelly, students reflect on symbols of the Holocaust, creating their own poetry and art in response. Artforms can include collage, graphite pencil drawings, watercolors, wax pastel images, and more. The poems in the collection I Never Saw Another Butterfly…, by Pavel Friedman and others, are presented as catalysts for […]

The Write Stuff

Designed by a language arts specialist, this workshop with Freestyle Repertory Theatre applies improvisational techniques to free the creativity of young authors. Two artists teach students to release their ideas, develop them into descriptions and characters, and finally organize a complete story. Students are encouraged to accept heir instinctual choices for character, setting, and action […]

Soul Sessions

Gayle Danley shines a light on the vivid, moving, and real poetry that each student holds inside. The virtual workshop incorporates performance and writing exercises that open youthful eyes and ears to the power of the spoken word. Students leave  with a fuller appreciation, understanding and access to creating and sharing their own performance poetry. […]

Seeing and Writing Poetry

Using figurative language and image to spark the imagination, students explore memory through creative writing with Eloise Bruce. Guided by the five senses, students use their personal experiences and emotions for inspiration as they write their own original poems. The results are carefully crafted memory poems expressed in vivid sensory language. Program options: Virtual Please fill […]

Poetry in Motion

Poetry can be so much fun! In this engaging program, Red Sneaker Production’s Anthony Cascio combines acting, mime, vocal gymnastics, humor, audience participation, and a steamer trunk full of costumes, puppets, and props to allow students to encounter poetry as an engaging and relevant art form. This irresistible cast of characters created from the poems by […]

Babar The Elephant

In this classic story by Jean de Brunhoff with music by Francis Poulenc, children discover the instruments of the woodwind quintet, learn to recognize instrumental sounds and moods, and hear the difference between melody and accompaniment and woodwind and brass. A gifted actor-storyteller narrates the tale of Babar, a baby elephant who loses his mother […]