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February 2019

Marketing Yourself as a Teaching Artist: Teaching Artist Statements

Wednesday, February 27 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
Free

It is important to define your philosophy and style as a teaching artist. In this workshop, you will draft a teaching artist statement that reflects your unique point of view and the ‘product’ you will be marketing to your potential audience.  During this session, we will work through a template, give you time to draft your own statement, and then pair you up with your peers to get suggestions and feedback.

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March 2019

Teaching Artist Play Date: Drumming your Story

Monday, March 11 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Josh Robinson

Everyone has a soundtrack that marks the many chapters and moments throughout their lives. Music is often a bridge connecting us to our emotions. Join master teaching artist, Josh Robinson, for this drumming workshop to explore the power of musical expression, build community, acquire tools for coping with stress, and be granted permission to create and succeed in a fun and safe space without the pressure of being perfect.

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Trauma Informed Practice: Movement as Healing

Tuesday, March 26 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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How can movement be a path toward healing? Teaching Artist Shavon Norris will lead us through a full-participatory workshop to experience how to incorporate movement in your lessons in ways that meet the needs and abilities of your participants.  Focusing on welcoming all bodies in ways that are comfortable and accessible, the workshop will also address the obstacles you may encounter when asking people to move and how to address these obstacles.  Artists in all disciplines and all bodies are…

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April 2019

Marketing Yourself as a Teaching Artist Series: Promoting Your Signature Lessons

Wednesday, April 10 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
Free

How do you develop your signature lessons to make your arts education offerings stand out? Led by Michelle Angela Ortiz, Award Winning Artist and experienced Teaching Artist, you will select your signature lessons and identify clear goals, curriculum/community connections, and a sampling of activities. During this session, we will work through the template, give you time to tailor your lesson, and then pair you up with your peers to get suggestions and feedback.

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Marketing Yourself as a Teaching Artist: Let’s Talk Money

Wednesday, April 24 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
Free

Have you ever lost money on a residency or realized you charged way too little for the work you promised? What is your time worth? What are the things you know you must have to provide a successful program? This session will work through how to set fair prices for your teaching artist activities, budget for all parts of a project, and develop ‘what if’ scenarios to make budgeting a useful tool in your teaching artist life.

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September 2019

Mandated Reporter Training

Tuesday, September 10 @ 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

Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practice for Teaching Artists

Tuesday, October 15 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Free

Any artist working in community settings will encounter young people who have been impacted by trauma.  While teaching artists rarely have details access to a participant’s personal history, there are tools they can use to identify a young person who is potentially trauma-impacted and strategies that they can employ to accommodate and engage that young person.  Join Christina Marrero, art therapist and teaching artist,  to learn basic concepts of trauma and an overview of how you can become more trauma-informed…

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Exploring Contemporary World Cultures 

Monday, October 21 @ 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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The Lullaby Project – Collaborative Songwriting Workshop

Wednesday, October 30 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
World Cafe Live Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Free

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY! - a FREE workshop for teaching artists in Philadelphia presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Live Connections and Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation. Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project offers collaborative sessions for parents and parents-to-be in which they write and record personal lullabies for their children, working side by side with teaching artists in New York City, around the country and across the globe. Join Lullaby Project artists, composer Thomas Cabaniss and singer songwriter, Jean Rohe for a fun, interactive workshop that introduces the project…

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November 2019

I am an Artist: Connecting Students to the Art in Themselves and Community

Thursday, November 14 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Jennifer Turnbull, Co-Director and teaching artist from Spiral Q, will lead us through a story circle to examine our own journey. When did you see yourself as an artist and the arts as something that was relevant to you? Jennifer Turnbull, Co-Director and teaching artist from Spiral Q, will lead us through a story circle to examine our own journey to the arts. We will then use our common themes to create a piece using site-specific movement that expresses this…

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