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The Workshop Out of School: A Guide to Quality Arts Programs in After School


Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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The Workshop Out of School: A Guide to Quality Arts Programs in After School
an interactive training presented by Performing Arts Workshop

When: May 11th, 9:30am - 12:30pm       
Target Audience:
After School Program Staff
Capacity: 25 participants

What: Performing Arts Workshop is a leader in providing high quality arts programming to youth through their work in San Francisco Bay Area schools and afterschool programs.  The Workshop Staff will guide afterschool frontline workers and administrators through a live, interactive lesson intended to stimulate critical thinking, creative expression, and basic learning skills which are essential to the healthy development of young people in the 21st century.  The activities from the training will be inspired by the Workshop’s most recent curriculum guide, The Workshop Out of School, which highlights a clear, collaborative process for providing quality performing arts instruction while negotiating the unique challenges that present themselves in out of school time.

Participants will:

  Explore how & why performing arts is essential and unique in its development of critical thinking skills

  Learn how to integrate high quality arts instruction in their after school program

  Discuss partnerships and how the arts can be used as a tool to bridge the school  day and out of school time.

  Receive a free hard copy of The Workshop Out of School

About the trainers:
Jason Brown is one of four Artist Mentors at the Workshop. Former musical director of Ayoluwa African Dance Company (Atlanta, Georgia), Jason has performed with professional West African Dance companies and artists as both a solo and accompanist percussionist for the past fourteen years. Jason approaches his work teaching rhythmic arts to children with the belief that art is a framework in which to teach critical thinking. Jason urges students to artistic discovery through engaging them in creative conversations about real-time issues within a musical environment and using musical tools. Music, song and dance provide a safe platform upon which youth then explore perspective and celebrate difference without being labeled divergent. His goal is to help every student recognize his or her own personal creative power.

Mariel dela Paz is the Program Manager for the Workshop’s Artists-in-Communities program, which brings artistic residencies into afterschool programs, alternative education,  juvenile halls, and homeless shelters.  She loves working for an organization that values the use of creative expression to strengthen young people and communities.  Prior to her administrative role with the workshop, she spent five years working in direct service as a youth counselor and advocate for out-of-school youth and teen mothers in East Palo Alto/Menlo Park community.  Mariel holds a BA in Development Studies and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Social Work at San Francisco State University.

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DCYF Office
1390 Market Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, 94102

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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