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B.A.R.S.

This dynamic program walks students through the exciting world of hip-hop songwriting as they write verses about subjects they study in class. Students are introduced to the Bomani Armah wRiting System and receive in-depth instruction on elements of creative writing, using simile, metaphor, and rhyme to structure a song written in the pattern of a […]

BabaGot B.A.R.S.

Grades k-2 Baba Bomani’s k-2 assembly is a solo interactive Hip Hop performance, featuring music videos, multi-media presentations, call and response, as well as rhythmic movement with the audience. Students will rap along to original, professionally released music by Baba Bomani. Baba Bomani also tells the story of Frederick Douglass, as well as the story […]

From Page to Stage

In From Page to Stage, students learn to adapt their favorite stories (or create original written work) for a theatrical performance. Participants are guided through the process of script development, beginning acting- both improvisational and with script- and aide teachers in bringing the work to life. Theater vocabulary, discipline and traditions are taught. The From […]

Gargoyles: From Gothic to Grotesque

In Gargoyles: From Gothic to Grotesque, a 3-D artist shows how to create gargoyles using pinch-pot construction and basic hand-building pottery techniques. A storyteller recounts medieval legends and contemporary children's fiction that inspire the students to write and perform their own myths based on their gargoyle creations. Program options: In-person Please fill out this inquiry form or […]

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 […]