Creative performing arts workshops offered for teachers

Posted: Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, the Juneau-Douglas School District, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will be offering a workshop series for elementary school teachers this January and February.

The workshop will focus on how to integrate creative performing arts into the classroom, and will be led by three local professionals.

Three workshop pairs will be offered:

January 5 and 12: "Physical drama in the classroom," with teaching artist, actor and director Ryan Conarro, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

January 19 and 26: "Music in any classroom," with music teacher and musician Patrick Murphy, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center

February 2 and 9: "Characters and voice in stories" with Perseverance Theatre Education Director Shona Strauser, to be held at Perseverance Theatre.

Workshops are every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $25 for a set of two workshops, or $60 for the series. One University of Alaska Southeast credit is available for an additional $90.

To sign up, contact JAHC's Education Coordinator Rebecca Hartwell at or 586-2787.

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