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For summer 2014, we are pleased to present a summer workshop for kids.

Thinking with Art Workshop for Kids
June 9-20, 2014
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Ages 6-13
The McGillis School

$450 tuition
(See payment options below)

Thinking? Art? How do they go together? Isn't art about not thinking?

Thinking includes connecting, holding purposes flexibly, posing problems, decision making in the absence of a clear right or wrong, being sensitive to opportunity, observing, innovating, risk taking, and more. Arts are an excellent avenue to learn "social thinking"-- collaboration, speaking, listening, compromising.

These words are the buzz in education today. The truth is that thinking skills are taught in ALL excellent arts learning courses. In this respect, ours is no different. But, for the most part, these thinking skills are a hidden agenda, rarely identified explicitly. Our methodology brings thinking to the fore, identifying it and building a learning culture that leads to kids using thinking routines habitually. It is our variation on a method called Visible Thinking.

Movement, theater, improv games, singing, and projects such as theater scenes and object-based movement studies. An excellent faculty with a student teacher ratio of about 10:1 guarantees individual attention. It's a fun diverse day guided by a superb faculty of professional teacher-artists. Student teacher ratio about 10:1. Located at the lovely McGillis School near the U of U.

9am: Greet and Games / Walk and Talk
Morning block: Movement Class and Object Projects
Noon: Lunch and Rhythm games
Afternoon block: Winnie's World of Shakespeare
1pm, June 20th (last day): The Play

Stephen Brown (Director of SB Dance)
As an educator, Stephen's approach links arts learning to the development of cognitive skills. Stephen has taught students of all ages and abilities in almost every setting, from a room of fearless first graders to the wrap-around whiteboards at a college-level think tank.
Carolyn "Winnie" Wood (Associate Director of SB Dance)
Director of the Drama Program at one of the nation's premier prep schools, Wasatch Academy, Winnie has spent her summers producing Shakespeare with kids of mixed ages for the past 10 years.
Corinne Penka
A professional dancer and actor who has worked with numerous local arts groups (including SB Dance), Corinne is an arts teaching specialists who instructs in K-12 throughout the valley.
Natosha Washington
Nathosha is a prolific choreographer (who just started her own company, Penguin Lady Dance), a part of the Now and Next Dance Mentoring Project, and heads the dance program at Northwest Middle School.
Eileen Rojas
Eileen is a professional dancer and educator as well as a social worker with a deep and practical understanding of child development and cultural issues. .

REGISTRATION Please click here to DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM and follow directions.

• $450-- Pay total tuition
• $400-- Pay remainder of tuition if made a $50 deposit
• $50-- A nonrefundable deposit of $50 will hold a single spot until 4/25/14. Deposit is applied to tuition.

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Thinking with Art: Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Our professional development workshops center on helping students develop thinking habits and helping teachers establish a classroom culture where thinking is clearly valued. We discuss concepts, provide routines and tools, and use the ongoing kids workshop to observe these methods in action. Our workshops qualify participants for USOE relicensure points and credit.

Available for a single day or multiple days. Noon-4pm. June 16-19. More info coming soon...

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