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Student Poetry: Jealous

Jealous Jealous looks like two aliens looking for their mortal prey. Jealous sounds like five ants marching down the hill to look for fungus. Jealous smells like toilet water rushing down the drain. Jealous tastes like spaghetti sauce running into the spaghetti. Jealous feels...


If you could air a one-minute PSA about arts education during the Superbowl, what would you show?

A few Workshop staff members have some great ideas. Which ad would you air? The "arts and athleticism aren't mutually exclusive." -Larry Jones Larry Jones, Program and Administrative  Assistant: I'd probably do a minute clip that splices a quarterback on the...


Student Poetry: One Student’s View From the Inside (Part 3 of 3)

This is the final installment of a three-part series of poetry from *James, an incarcerated youth. What’s Not Happening The clock isn’t moving time is stopped this door isn’t opening it is locked I’m not going home right now I’m in jail I don’t know what’s going on...


Student Poetry: One Student's View From the Inside (Part 2)

This is the second installment of a three-part series of poetry from *James, an incarcerated youth. Thinking Without Thinking Why is life so cruel What is its motivation It’s too confusing I can’t think about it All I know is that I don’t belong here Stuck inside this...


Student Poetry: One Student's View From the Inside (Part 1)

How does it feel to be young and incarcerated? James*, a student from our creative writing workshop, tells us what's going through his head. In this first installment, James writes about how life’s small details--specifically, the county mandated uniform that he is sentenced to...


Honoring Dr. King's Legacy: 5 Reasons Why I Volunteer

This is a guest post from Cyrus Wadia, Vice President of Performing Arts Workshop's Board of Directors.  The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is a national “Day of Service” designed to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social...


Who Are Our Teaching Artists?

    Who are teaching artists?     Where do they work? Under what terms and conditions?     What sort of education have they had?     How are they hired and what qualifications do employers look for?     How much do they make?     How much experience do they...


It’s “Déjà Vu All Over Again” for Arts Integration - from ED.gov

As Arts in Education Week – September 11-17 – was being observed, arts integration was a hot topic nationally.  Consider these two statements about arts integration:  (1) “Creative teachers have integrated the arts with other subjects for years. During the past decade,...


The Power of Teaching Artists - From EdWeek

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2011/09/report_highlights_the_potentia.html?print=1 Education Week's blogs > Curriculum Matters The Power of Teaching Artists Highlighted in New Report By Erik Robelen on September 22, 2011 4:00 PM | 1 Comment | Recommend ...


10 Salient Studies on the Arts in Education - from www.onlinecolleges.net

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2011/09/06/10-salient-studies-on-the-arts-in-education/ A fine arts education — including music, theater, drawing, painting, or sculpture — whether in practice or theory, has been a part of any well-rounded curriculum for decades — but that may...


Looking At Education: Authentic Assessment, Special Needs Education & the Workshop

Carol Kocivar visits Performing Arts Workshop to discuss the ARISE project and PACT 21. In both these rigorous studies, the Workshop looks at how the performing arts help students prepare for school work and life in the 21 century. The ARISE project found that students who...


Workshop Teaching Artist Engages Youth through Dance

This summer, Workshop Teaching Artist Amani Manning, had the opportunity to partner with the Bayview Hunter's Point Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT) through Performing Arts Workshop. This was a summer program with an intense schedule. Amani taught class for two hours,...