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Doug Berky has been creating and evolving his own brand of physical theater for over thirty years. His performances weave together classic theatre forms of mime, mask theatre, circus arts, physical comedy and storytelling. Doug is also known internationally for his mask construction. He designs and constructs the masks for his own performances as well as creates all of the sets, choreography, scripts and many of the costumes.

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Adventure, Mystery, Detectives, Monsters, Halloween

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In addition to the wonderful reading themes, these shows engage students with important positive messages including self-esteem, anti-bullying, safety, basic visualization & goal setting techniques for improved results, along with most customized themes. A particular book theme can be incorporated into the reading program, otherwise I use standard classics for grades attending. Likewise, “Take PRIDE!” Character education show is customized for grades attending.

Remember, students learn much more effectively through visual presentations, such as these. They really relate to the presentations’ fun, participatory format, thus ensuring the positive, educational messages are absorbed.

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Multimedia trivia-style game show including Team building activities and pop culture audio video

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Antibullying, Black History, STEAM and more!

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Multi-lingual songs from around the globe.

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Engaging author visit which includes Lucky the dog, the inspiration and star of the Lucky’s Adventures Series.

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Theatre, Performing Arts, Dance, Music

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Animal Habitats: Animals of the Temperate Deciduous Forest

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Musical Theatre performances based on literature, historical figures, or environmental themes.

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I’ll start each workshop with a slide show of my personal journey into the arts. This will start from my entrance into the arts back in high school where I was guided away from the arts by guidance counselors and administration. I’ve found this to be helpful to mention as many students can relate to this.

My entrance into the arts started in ceramics and has led me to Mould Making, Metal Casting, and Fiber. I’ll discuss how perseverance, determination, hard work, and elbow grease has awarded me with scholarships, grants, shows, and teaching opportunities that enable me to travel to craft schools and residencies to continue making work. I’ll show the evolution of my work and include photos of in-process works from different studios throughout the years.

This introduction will last about 30 minutes concluding with 15 minutes of questions.

I’ll continue with about 20 minutes of demonstrations and disperse materials for hands-on building. At this point, I’ll make my rounds to meet with each student and troubleshoot their project ideas and the best way to construct them. I’ll call the class over to discuss which method of building would be best depending on the desired outcome as there is no one way to make something.

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Drawing in 3D, 3D Drawing, Motivational Drawing Assembly, Inspirational Art Lesson, Learn to Draw in 3D

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Animals and Habitats of the World – Learn about them, draw them, see how books about them are made.

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A Musical Approach to Empower Children with the Tools to Overcome Bullying and to Build Self-Esteem

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When we give our children the chance to experience and connect with the arts, we are developing creative thinkers, imaginative problem solvers, empathetic human beings, and the artists and audiences of the future.

When we give our children the chance to experience and connect with the arts, we are developing creative thinkers, imaginative problem solvers, empathetic human beings, and the artists and audiences of the future.

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