Hello,

March 9, 2012

Are you planning summer programming or expanded learning opportunities for 2012-13? Looking for a great community partner who can help youth have fun while learning essential critical thinking skills? We can help!

For over 46 years, the Workshop has helped young people develop critical thinking, creative expression and basic learning skills through the arts. Surveys from 2010-2011 showed marked improvement in students’ learning Artistic Vocabulary, Leadership, , and Independent Thinking through our arts programs.

Summer Programs
We work with a number of school and community sites over the summer.Teaching artists visit sites two – four days a week and bring a variety of art forms: Creative Movement, Creative Writing, Music, Theatre Arts, and World Dance (including Hip Hop, Marital Arts, and Folkloric traditions). We are scheduling summer ’12 programs NOW, so contact us soon to guarantee an artist at your site!

Artists-in-Schools
The Workshop’s Artists-in-Schools program provides students with long-term arts experiences in various performing arts disciplines, including World Dance, Choir, Creative Movement, Theatre Arts, Creative Writing, or World Music. Our partner schools report increased levels of focus and concentration, cooperative learning, and improved behavior at the end of our programs. The Workshop’s professionally trained artists typically visit schools once a week between 10 and 30 weeks, providing standard-aligned “residencies.” To learn more about partnering with us during the school day, contact Karena Salmond, Program Director, at (415) 673-2634 ext. 202 or karena@performingartsworkshop.org

Artists-in-Communities
Meanwhile, the Artists-in-Communities program offers tailored arts instruction to youth in after school and extended day programs, community centers, juvenile halls, and county community/court schools with the specific goal to work toward creative learning environments outside of the traditional school day. Artists-in-Communities residencies embrace youth development frameworks to develop leadership, focus & concentration, healthy relationships, cultural understanding, and social awareness through experiential learning in World Dance (including martial arts), Theatre, Creative Writing, and Music activities. A Workshop Artist will typically visit 1-2 days a week between 10 and 30 consecutive weeks. For more details about our community activities, contact Aurora Toshiko King, Program Manager, at (415) 673-2634 ext. 203 or aurora@performingartsworkshop.org.

Contact Us!
If you are interested in a summer or 12-13 school year partnership with the Workshop, contact us now before space fills up!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Karena Salmond
Program Director
Phone: 415-673-2634 x202
Fax: 415-776-3644
karena@performingartsworkshop.org

Aurora Toshiko King
Program Manager
Phone: 415-673-2634 x203
Fax: 415-776-3644
aurora@performingartsworkshop.org

www.PerformingArtsWorkshop.org

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Performing Arts Workshop
1661 Tennessee Street, Unit 3-O
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415-673-2634
Fax: 415-776-3644
info@performingartsworkshop.org

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