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  • Bringing Math Story Problems to Life Through Puppetry

    Adzooks Puppets

    Communication Life Skills Math Problem Solving

    This three-hour teacher workshop offers a step-by-step strategy for using hand puppetry to teach students to understand and visualize math story problems. Participants will learn to use simple ball and glove puppet pantomime skits to increase their ability to turn equations into story problems, transform story problems into equations, and be more likely to achieve accurate solutions. Puppetry makes math fun!

    *Developed in collaboration with the Kennedy Centers Partners in Education Program at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Three-hour workshop: $531
    Mileage from Martinsville, IN additional

  • Explorations in Photography

    William Rasdell

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Life Skills

    Students will learn the elements and principals of design as they study the photographer’s work and other gathered photos. Choose from two themes in the artist’s work: “South Africa and Migration” or “Daily Life in Cuba.” Other topics are available upon request. Cameras can be provided for student use during the workshop.

    • Grades: 6-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75

    Materials: $25 per classroom (if artist supplies students with cameras)

  • Printed and Dyed Fabrics

    Stephanie Robertson

    Life Skills Teamwork

    Stamping, tying, folding, and printing are just some of the ways your students will work with color and fabric in this workshop. In the process of learning fabric techniques, students will discuss ways different cultures have created or refined fabric dying methods. Meet with the artist to connect her workshop with your curriculum. Choose from: wax batik, shibori (tie-dye), crayon, direct painting, and stamping.

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

    Day: $375 up to 4 workshops
    Materials: $40 per classroom

  • Animal Herd: Create a Menagerie with Clay Sculpture

    Tim Ryan

    Flexible Themes

    Students will learn the basic elements of clay work: pinch pot, slab, coil, slip and score. Students will design their own creatures, real or imagined. Themes include elephants, dinosaurs, or anything that connects with your curriculum. Teachers are responsible for firing sculptures.

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

    Half-day: $375 up to 3 workshops
    Day: $625 up to 5 workshops
    Materials: $25 per classroom

  • Tree of Dreams: Designing Fabric Leaves

    Sofiya Inger

    Students explore the visual language of color and symbols. They will communicate who they are by designing an image on a fabric leaf. In the 3-5 day residency, the leaves can be made into a collaborative wall hanging.

    • Grades: 3-56-8
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75

    Materials: $25 per classroom

  • Color at 2000 Degrees

    Jude Odell

    Critical Thinking Life Skills Science

    Students will add colorful glaze designs to their clay pieces as they learn the basics of what occurs when clay is fired in the kiln. Note: Clay pieces must dry at least four days before glazing. Teachers are responsible for firing.

    • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75 Per Day: $375 (Limit of 5 per day)

    Materials: $23 per classroom

  • Picture Relief Clay Tiles

    Jude Odell

    Flexible Themes

    Students use hand-building techniques to apply raised images to their own handmade tiles. Choose nature or cultural themes or discuss your ideas with the artist. The fired tiles can be mounted together on a school wall to make a colorful mural. Teacher is responsible for firing or discuss options with artist.

    • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
    • Length: 70 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $115 Per Day: $400 (Limit of 4 per day)

    Materials: $28 per classroom
    Installation requires additional fees