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1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States

October 2018

In the Mix: Engaging Students of All Levels in Your Classroom

Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Co-presented with Play On, Philly Often, instrumental music teaching artists must teach to a group of students at varying levels of proficiency. Led by Deleah Archer, veteran teacher and CEO of Education Services for All, This session will explore varying methods for teachers to differentiate in the instrumental music classroom. challenging all students through lenses of process, product and content.  Dr. Archer is passionate about the quality of educational services for today’s youth and has created curriculum programs and professional…

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Creative Entrepreneurship 101: Step By Step

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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How do you build a sustainable career that aligns your teaching artist practices and your own creative work? Join Todd Hestand, business consultant, artist, and Manager of the Corzo Center @ UArts, for this hands-on session. Set your goals as a creative entrepreneur (yes, that’s you) and begin to outline concrete steps to achieve these goals. Learn what motivates others to engage with your work as well as strategies for research and marketing. Artists in all disciplines are welcome.

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November 2018

Teaching Artist Play Date: Mindfulness Movement

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Join Gracianna Coscia-Collins (Education Manager at Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers) for a mindfulness-based movement experience. Inspired by Artistic Director Kun-Yang Lin’s CHI Awareness Practice, this play date will focus on dancing through the lens of mindfulness, a practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions and experiences. Learn how to incorporate breath, awareness, and self-reflection into your teaching practice through new movement tools and resource guides for your own self-care as well as for your students. Come ready…

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February 2019

Stop Motion Animation- Creating Community with Animation

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
Free

Back by popular demand, media artist, Jennie Thwing will lead this workshop focused on simple techniques used to run a community workshop in stop motion animation including generating ideas, storyboarding, group think, material manipulation, free or affordable stop motion software and specific animation techniques.    Participants will be introduced to stop motion tools and camera set-ups, all with an eye to learning how these community collaborations can encourage meaningful dialogues and social bonds.  Artists in all disciplines are welcome. Are you…

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September 2019

Mandated Reporter Training

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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If you are someone who comes into contact with children as part of your work, you are a mandated reporter who is required by law to report suspected child abuse.  It is vitally important that you understand how to recognize child abuse and how to make reports that are timely, complete and accurate. The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance is the recognized leader in Pennsylvania for mandated reporter training. Their training reviews the elements of child abuse, including the legal definitions…

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October 2019

Exploring Contemporary World Cultures 

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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The work of contemporary artist in any art form can act as a door to understanding world cultures beyond folk or traditional arts. Lisa Volta, teaching artist for Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, spotlights contemporary Arab artists as a way to explore history, cultural context, and specific artistic techniques. Marissa Kennedy, teaching artist for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, uses writing prompts that encourage students to share their personal experiences. These two teaching artists will collaborate on this bookmaking and writing workshop while…

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