CTLE Cultural Arts Workshops
Teacher Professional Development Series
Announcing the fall 2020 CTLE Cultural Arts Workshops!
Five different CTLE Cultural Arts Workshops are being offered through the JOURNEY arts in education program. These workshops are opportunities for teachers to expand knowledge and gain valuable teaching ideas and techniques through cultural arts professional development programs.
Details for all workshops:
WHERE: Huntington Fine Arts
266 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn NY 11743
We are thrilled to collaborate with HFA this year!
TIME: 4:30–7:30 pm
REGISTER: here! Link to come!
COST: Workshops are FREE for teachers in school districts participating in the 2020-2021 JOURNEY Arts in Education program. For all others, the cost
is $50 per workshop.
Building Trust Through Process
September 28th, 2020
Presenter – Urban Bush Women
Through trust building exercise, you learn to surrender and stay true to what is happening in the moment. We use play, movement exercises, and theatre games to exercise active listening, collaboration, and self-reflection. This workshop encourages a values based approach to online communication. Participants are called to bring their thoughts and creativity into action. It is useful in community building and employing art making as a means to tackle challenging conversation.
*BOLD photo by Shannon Resto
CTLE Hours – 3 (Language Acquisition Hours or ELL)
A Peace of Hate – Art through Collage, Painting and Poetry
October 19th, 2020
Presenter – Dr. Nichelle Rivers
The presenter will work with participants on developing strategies on how to teach culturally relevant historical symbols of hate that continue to impact classrooms across our country through an arts based lens utilizing the art making process of painting and collage. Participants will be challenged to dissect symbols of hate, discuss their perception of these symbols and learn specific strategies to successfully present the sometimes subtle menacing nature of hate symbols that most of our students have no knowledge of, nor do they realize the dangerous power these symbols represent in the persuasion of the fragile minds of middle and high school students. Lastly, through poetry, the presenter will challenge participants to replace the reactive intake of hateful imagery with a critical analysis of why we perceive things the way we do.
CTLE Credits – 3 (Language Acquisition Hours or ELL)
“Mask Making for Día de los Muertos”
October 26th, 2020
Presenter – Miguel Cossio
Teaching artist Miguel Cossio, born in Mexico and based in New York, is an avid traveler and lore researcher. He will lead teachers in the ritualistic art forms of masks making and puppet making for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), just in time for Halloween and All Saints Day. Miguel is also a writer/director of performance pieces and brings his in-school workshops throughout NYC, Westchester and Long Island. All teachers from K-12 will enjoy this hands on workshop as well as art teachers, dual language and foreign language classroom teachers.
CTLE Credits – 3
Improvisation- YES! The Art of Risk!
November 2nd, 2020
Presenter – Dr. Thomas Manuel
At the heart of Jazz are two essential elements: improvisation and spontaneity. This is a performance based course open to all instruments and voices. Taught by Stony Brook University Artist in Residence Dr. Thomas Manuel this course will explore sources and techniques of musical improvisation: practice and skills, playfulness, emotion, courage, will, concentration, risk, the power of limits, patience, trust and dedication. It is a course based in learning by doing and students will improvise from moment one learning the importance of improvisation in Jazz as well as in life. A strong emphasis of this course will be hearing off site performances both at the Jazz Loft and other venues. This is a two part workshop exploring the art of spontaneous, improvisatory, jazz improvisation and musicians (and non-musicians) of all levels of ability are invited to attend. A variety of exercises and techniques will be explored with the goal of expanding each musician’s pallet of individual creative expression. Bring your instrument or your voice. You have to dig to dig. Ya dig!?