Expressive Creative Arts
Character Education, Anti Bullying Prevention, Being Respectful, Showing Empathy, Creating Last Longing Friendships, Career and College Readiness, Traveling The World, Geography, Ball Handling, Basketball Tricks, Fun, Harlem Globetrotters, Memories That Will Last A Lifetime, Importance of Family
Marine Science & Ocean Literacy
Hands-on Building, Engineering Process, Trial & Error, Force & Motion, Scale, Cause & Effect. Available as a one-time session, or as a series, with each session focusing on different techniques and principles – Hands-on, virtual, steam-powered tinkering workshops led by teaching artist/engineer Jay Mankita. Play-based learning for all ages and abilities.
DAY IN CLAY — In your classroom or virtual
Hand-building & Assembly Programs
• Potter’s Wheel / Multicultural demonstration/ fundraisers
• Vessel making – Greek, Native American, African….
• Masks – explore multicultural, patterns, imagery, and symbols
• Tile making – murals, architectural installations, legacy tiles
Customized to work within your curriculum
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.
Music Composition and Performance
Mushrooms, Mycology, Practical Science in Real World Applications
Music – Movement – Interactivity
FoodPlay shows have reached over five million school children across the country to rave reviews, received 10 national awards plus an EMMY, and demonstrate evidence-based results showing dramatic improvements in children’s eating and physical activity habits. We look forward to coming to your schools and communities to use the power of live theater to turn kids on to healthy habits…in a spirit of fun and celebration!
K-Grade2: The Magic of Reading: Your students will leave the experience more excited about reading than ever before
Grade3-5/6: Your students will leave the experience with a better understanding of why a solid foundation of reading is the key to effective writing
Animal Habitats: Animals of the Temperate Deciduous Forest