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  • “Who Are You?” by e.e. cummings

    Bonnie Maurer

    21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading

    Students will study the poet e.e. cummings and his fun loving play with words: mOOn, for example. Students will learn about his children’s poem, “Who are you,” and create a portrait-poem of a family member in the spirit of the poet. This workshop can be used to write about insects and animals as well.

    • Grades: K-2
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75
  • 21st Century Story Creation with Puppetry

    Adzooks Puppets

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Teamwork

    Students will create puppet muses and explore conflict resolution to empower the design of characters and plots as they imagine producing their own books and movies in the future.

    • Grades: 3-56-8
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300

    5-day: $875
    Materials: $25 per class
    Mileage from Martinsville, IN additional

  • African Dance

    Ronne Stone

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Health & Wellness Life Skills Physical Education Teamwork

    Students will join the artist on a journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea learning cultural traditions of song and dance along the way.  With the use of body movement, students will explore the elements of rhythm, shape, space, force/energy, patterns, and stories.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 90 min
    • Audience Limit: 20
    Single: $150
  • Art and Architecture: Residential Planning

    Next Great Architects

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Life Skills Math Patterns & Sequence Teamwork Technology

    Students will be presented with two-dimensional rooms to configure their own unique floor plan. Students will learn spatial problem solving, design exploration and application of imagination. In multiple sessions students will expand their designs to include furniture and/or site planning.

    • Grades: 3-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Double: $75 Materials: 30
  • Arts for Learning Lessons

    AFL Signature Residencies

    21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading Teamwork

    This ground-breaking literacy curriculum blends the creativity and discipline of the arts with cutting-edge learning science to raise student achievement in reading and writing.

    Unit 1: Character Clues in Action! tableau & point of view

    Unit 2: Graphic Story Adventures graphic novel & visualization

    Unit 3: Everyday Heroes collage & synthesizing

    Unit 4: Planting a Community music & inference

    Unit 5: Words in Motion poetry, dance, & vocabulary

    These Units are designed for teachers with little or no arts experience or background. Anyone can learn these dynamic artsintegration techniques!

    *National program developed in collaboration by the University of Washington and Young Audiences, Inc.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 180 min
    • Audience Limit: 300

    Three-hour workshop, 25 teacher limit, starting at: $563

  • Book of Leaves/Book of Mugs

    Back to Back Bonnies

    21st Century Skills Creative Writing Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Poetry

    Choose an imaginative way to introduce nature to your students through poetry and a hanging book of leaves. For the winter months, students will create a hanging book of hot chocolate mugs instead of leaves and write odes to the winter season.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 60 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $188

    (includes 2 one-hour workshops) Materials: $10 per classroom

  • Capturing Human Presence through Photography

    William Rasdell

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Environmental Life Skills Science Teamwork

    Students will study and describe the impact of the human presence on the earth’s natural environment considering both the positive and negative aspects. They will be divided into two groups representing each side of the issue, and both groups will produce a photo slideshow presentation defending their perspective.

    • Grades: 3-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: $438
    Materials: $25 per classroom (if artist supplies students with cameras)

  • Choose Your Own – Clay

    Jude Odell

    21st Century Skills Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Life Skills

    Five visits with a clay artist. Students will either make individual clay pieces or create a collaborative large permanent installation of clay tiles.

    • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Call for Individualized pricing
    Materials: $30 per classroom

  • Choose Your Own Poetry Workshop

    Bonnie Maurer

    21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading Teamwork

    Students will create original poems on their own or as a class. You can choose one of these popular topics –

    • Friendship
    • Odes and Observation
    • Feelings about yourself
    • Friendly Letter Format
    • Nature
    • Written Portraits
    • Unlocking Imagination
    • Poetry Cards & Games

    Or meet with Bonnie to create a workshop based on your curriculum.

    • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75