Creating a Multicultural Arts-Rich Classroom

Artist: Liliana Attar

Type: Professional Learning

Program Availability:


In this workshop the art forms of storytelling, dance, poetry, and music will help educators to bring the culture and language of students into the curriculum. By altering classroom artifacts, daily rituals, and frequently used stories to reflect the first language(s) and culture(s) of students, educators design classroom environments that more intentionally reflect and affirm the lived experiences of students and their caregivers. Educators will learn to engage students through verbal and non-verbal ways of self-expression and communication. Multi-disciplinary arts experiences will be used to activate student learning, build community, and provide a multicultural environment.

Learning Intentions:

Educators will:

  • Learn Culturally Responsive Arts Education strategies for teaching social-emotional skills and empowering students.
  • Learn to alter current curriculum to reflect the first language(s) and culture(s) of students.
  • Consider storytelling, movement, and poetry as interdisciplinary opportunities for arts rich learning.
  • Identify how the teaching and learning practice is a journey taken by educators and their students rather than a predetermined destination.

YA Connections:

  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Creating; Anchor
  • Standard 1: Conceptualizing & Generating Ideas
  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Responding
  • Anchor Standard 7: Perceiving and Analyzing Products

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $1400: One 90-min Session (Additional time available at $300/hour)

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: One Three Hour Session, Two 90-minute Sessions, or Three 50-minute sessions on one day

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th



Arts Appreciation Month

Cinco De Mayo

National Arts & Humanities Month

National Dance Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Youth Arts Month

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

Physical Education/Health

Visual & Performing Arts

World Cultures