I believe that children (and adults!) learn best by doing. The arts provide a hands-on approach to education, full of action, movement, and the freedom to ask questions. Theatre uses the student’s whole body to engage the mind, leading to deep understanding of concepts. In the classroom, we work towards an end-goal, but the process is most important, rather than the product. Regardless of whether I am teaching a creative preschool class; leading dramaturgical conversations around the table at a rehearsal; devising a performance with a group of middle schoolers; or writing plays with high schoolers, college students, or adults, the journey is more important than the destination.
We're bringing more arts education to mid-Missouri! Read about TRYPS in Fulton on the Brick District Playhouse's website, and join us for my original production of Cinderella. Classes begin in January, and culminate in a performance in March.
This autumn, I worked with Sager-Braudis Gallery to research the artists featured in their Masters Exhibit: Women Masters of Surrealism and Abstraction. Visit the gallery's website to learn more about these artists, and to listen to podcasts featuring Hannah Reeves, the gallery's director, and me. The exhibit runs Dec 1-30, 2017.
I officially have certification to teach yoga to children, and I'm thrilled to be able to add this graphic to my profile!
"I love teaching. And all art is a form of teaching." -Stephen Sondheim