TAKING IT TO THE SCHOOLS III: COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES IN FINE ARTS
In partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council and Arkansans for the Arts, the Arkansas Department of Education offers its third summer of the popular Taking It to the Schools: Community Experiences in Fine Arts professional development workshop series.
Teachers, teaching artists, and community arts participants are invited to attend one-day trainings which focus on the potential collaborations between school arts programs and community arts organizations. Participants will take away a series of instructional modules developed by the team of trainers. These modules will provide arts educators with rich resources that are specific to the artistic discipline they teach and aligned to the Arkansas Fine Arts Academic Standards.
Registration is open for classroom teachers with accounts through escWorks (search ‘All’ co-ops and enter ‘Community Experiences’). LRSD Teachers should register through the LRSD PD registration page and PCSSD should follow registration instructions on the 2018 PCSSD Summer Professional Development Calendar. Registration is open for all other interested parties at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/FvelRVPMg6sCJOFn2
COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES IN THEATRE AND DANCE
Presenters: Wyatt Hamilton (Bauxite Public Schools) and teaching artist Stephanie Thibeault (AAC Arts in Education and UALR) will lead participants in examining the difference between character and caricature, experimenting with related movement and dance, and tying the study of character into important discussions about diversity.
Hosts: Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale on June 28; Ouachita Little Theatre in Mena on June 27; Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock on June 11; DeltaArts in West Memphis on June 19; Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View on June 20; Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff on June 13; South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado on June 14