I believe that people--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. In the classroom or in the theatre, we use the whole body to engage the mind, leading to deep understanding of concepts. Regardless of whether I am dramaturging a professional production, teaching a preschool class, creating a devised play with a group of middle schoolers, or writing monologues with high schoolers, the journey is more important than the destination.
We're deep into the winter/spring semester at The Atelier! My preschool students are learning about the cycles of the moon and what happens at nighttime, and my primary students are devising an original story based on "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," in preparation for making our own shadow puppet film.
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 Tom Sawyer. Classes culminate in a performance in March.
I officially have certification to teach yoga to children, and I'm thrilled to be able to add this graphic to my profile!
Currently, I'm using my certification to teach Storytime Yoga Together (for 1- to 3-year-olds and their grownups) and Artful Yoga (for 5- to 7-year-olds) at The Atelier, where I also teach preschool and primary school, and infuse yoga into the arts-based curriculum! Visit The Atelier's site to learn more about the classes, and to register!
"I love teaching. And all art is a form of teaching." -Stephen Sondheim