|Still Life Study|
A look at Matisse’s painting, The Goldfish, and a brief history of still life paintings begins this 3-4 day residency.
Students then will go on to create their own version of this still life. On three separate pieces of paper, they will create a fishbowl and color with oil pastels, draw a table shape on construction paper and paint a collection of leaves to cut out.
They will make a collage of their still life image using the pieces they’ve prepared glued onto large paper. The last step is to add a touch of Matisse-style patterns in the background.
|The Art of Collaboration|
Let Rajeckas and Intraub help your students build a sense of trust, teamwork and collaboration while introducing ways to read and write more effectively.
Paul and Neil turn a variety of children’s games like “Red Light/Green Light” and “Telephone” into group performances that help students build a sense of teamwork and cooperation. The exercises emphasize watching and listening.
They also provide a framework for helping students to interpret and express ideas, analyze and critique their own and others creative work, and develop effective strategies for social interpretation.
Curriculum Connections: Theater Arts, Language Arts, & Higher Level Thinking Skills
|The Speech Doctor Is In! Residency|
A confident child can do anything!
The Speech Doctor, Kathleen Williams, PhD, extends her visit in this 3-5 day residency, so students can see their public speaking skills improve and self-esteem increase.
Students will receive encouraging, age-appropriate instruction in all areas of speech delivery, and Kathleen’s humorous, comfortable approach makes learning the essentials easy. Relaxation and confidence building techniques will also be presented.
Elements of curriculum can be incorporated into this residency to further reinforce concepts presented in the classroom. By learning to conquer the causes of nervousness and mastering these techniques, students become self-assured, expressive communicators who are not afraid to speak up for themselves.