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  • Making Creative Books – For Teachers

    Bonnie Stahlecker

    Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Language Arts Life Skills

    Bonnie will provide a hands-on workshop on bookmaking in this one or two hour session. This includes information, instructions, and resources for teachers to help students successfully complete book projects. Completion of this workshop is recommended before a residency. Adults only.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 60 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Limit 35 teachers per session.
    One-hour workshop: $225
    Materials fee: $25 per workshop

  • Lifting Together: Building Strong Writers Through Storytelling Collaborations

    Bob Sander

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

    Good writing is built on strong storytelling skills. Teachers of grades 3-7 learn a collaborative approach that enables their students to be confident writers. By experiencing both the roles of student/storyteller and teacher/facilitator, they gain a new insight on how their students can “lift together” to turn basic story elements into new creations.

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

    • Grades: 3-56-8Educators
    • Length: 184 min
    • Audience Limit: 300

    Three-hour workshop: $576

  • 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: $536
    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: $90 Multiple: $80

    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
    Single: $90 Multiple: $80

    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
    Multiple: $130

    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: $90 Multiple: $80

    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: 63 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $115 Multiple: $105 Per Day: $375 (Limit of 5 per day)

    Materials: $23 per classroom
    45 minute option is also available