Art News / Greenville Arts Council / Greenville Arts Partnership / Upcoming GAC Events

Teaching Artist Workshops–This Fall! (CEUs)

Teachers! Teachers! We are bringing in a Kennedy Center trained Teaching Artist and some amazing dance Teaching Artists from Oxford to lead some super awesome arts integration workshops. Greenville Public School teachers and Western Line teachers remember these are completely free for you to attend! CEUs will be available and space is limited so sign up today! You must preregister the link is at the bottom of this post.

Daniel Barash: Exploring Story Elements through Shadow Puppetry
October 19th 8 am-3 pm
E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, Jake and Freda Stein Hall

Daniel Barash is one of 43 national Kennedy Center Workshop Leaders. He trains teachers how to use shadow puppetry with their students in workshops that are engaging, hands-on, and directly adaptable to the classroom. Shadow puppetry, with its bold shapes, vivid colors, and dramatic movement, is a highly engaging art form that allows students to express their understanding through visual art, drama, and writing. In this workshop, teachers discover how to create and use shadow puppets to explore story elements. Participants first learn shadow puppetry techniques and discover ways students can use shadow puppetry to explore character, setting, problem, resolution, story structure, and language. Participants then experience how students can create puppets and scenery to dramatically bring stories created through a “Story Challenge Game” to life behind the shadow screen.

Dance A Story
November 9, 2013 8 am-3 pm
O’Bannon Elementary School

Dance A Story melds dance, drama, and music to bring creative energy to learning. Dancer/choreographer Dr. Elaine Gelbard and actress/writer/storyteller Dr. Rebecca Jernigan are adept at giving schools both a quality performance experience and expert arts integration Instruction. They are veterans of the artist roster, with years of teaching experience to share with students and teachers through unique workshops that tap into higher learning skills. The duo brings to life fine literature, folklore, and original work as a jumping off point to model lessons, workshops, in-service trainings, coaching, and consultations. Dance A Story crisscrosses the disciplines of language arts, drama physical education, dance, science, history, math, music, and the study of diverse cultures. Participants will learn about dance as an art form and how connections can be made to Mississippi State Frameworks and Common Core State Standards. Workshop will take place at Western Line Schools, O’Bannon Elementary School.

Visit our Eventbrite site  to register. Pre-registration is required to attend all workshops. Contact Jasmine Hughes at jhughes@greenville-arts-council.com or by calling 662-332-2246 with any questions or for assistance with registration. For a PDF printout about our upcoming Teaching Artists workshops click here.