Workshops in Concord & Plymouth Address Including the Arts in After-School and Out-of-School Programming (240)
Published DatePLYMOUTH — "After-school and out-of-school programs offer an unparalleled opportunity for using the arts (music, drama, movement and visual arts) as learning and enrichment tools for a wide range of students," says Deborah Stuart, a musician and educator who will lead two workshops for after-school administrators and staff on "The Arts & Inclusion in After-School Programming."
The first workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 28, at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art & Estate, 266 North Main Street, Concord; the second workshop is on Wednesday, May 29, 9 a.m. to noon, at Pease Public Library, 1 Russell Street, Plymouth.
The workshops are part of the New Hampshire Arts in Inclusive Learning series that is being presented around the state this year by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and VSA New Hampshire, the state organization on arts and disability, through a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Participants will discuss the challenges that face after-school staff in finding and implementing successful and worthwhile arts activities, including activities that suit a wide diversity of learning needs.
Presenter Deborah Stuart, who was the editor and contributing writer for Start with the Arts, is a folk musician who has worked with children for 40 years and is active around the country as a speaker, trainer and children's musician.