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January 2019

Lesson Planning for Engagement and Belonging

Tuesday, January 15 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bartol Foundation – Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
Free

Dig into the “why” as well as the “how” of strong lesson planning.  Join Julia Katz, ArtWell Associate Executive Director and Sarah Chavez, ArtWell School Partnerships Assistant Coordinator, to learn intuitive and accessible ways to develop workshop goals, then plan your lesson working backwards.  We will explore key components of a strong lesson plan as well as how workshop structure and facilitation can decrease anxiety and power dynamics, and encourage active learning, safety, and youth voice.  Artists in all disciplines are…

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Books and Words: Bookbinding and Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, January 22 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Free

Interested in adding or expanding the literacy component of your teaching artistry?  Join Candy Alexandra González (a Latinx paper-maker, print-maker, book artist and young poet) in this hands-on session for teaching artists who want to incorporate simple bookbinding and poetry writing into their teaching practice.  The first part of the workshop will be spent making hand bound journals by using easy pamphlet stitch binding techniques. Then we will christen the journals through guided poetry writing exercises featuring collaborative writing and quick…

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TA Play Date: Let’s Put on a Show! Theatre in 60 Minutes

Monday, January 28 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
Free

Although we may value process over product, we often have to create a culminating event that showcases our students’ work.  Led by master teaching artist, Maureen Sweeney and tech teaching artist, Raven Buck, this session will share quick (and cheap) strategies to create a theatre piece in 60 minutes. Together, we will put up a scene complete with actors, direction, lights, sound, set, costumes and the all important production meeting, in just 60 minutes. This process is a good building…

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February 2019

Stop Motion Animation- Creating Community with Animation

Wednesday, February 6 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 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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Building your Teaching Artist Pathway

Monday, February 11 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
Free

While some of us may have planned to be a teaching artist, many have taken a path that, one step at a time, led them to this work.  Join our colleagues Erica Reinsch, Assistant Director of Education and New Victory Teaching Artist, WT McRae, from the nationally-recognized New Victory Theater in New York City, who will share their Teaching Artist Pathways Tool. In this hands-on, reflective session, you will investigate where you are now in your career and how to…

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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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Free
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
Free

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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