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Sample Lesson Plan

Curriculum Overview Template  Art form: Creative Movement Grade level(s): Pre-K  Artist name: Chinchin Hsu Number of residency classes: 15    Guiding Question (“How does X affect Y?” For example, “How does focusing on the elements of pitch, dynamics, and tempo affect a…


Exploring Pattern & Disruption through Comics

Lesson by Sabina Kariat, taught at the Spring Learning and Growth session for Workshop Teaching Artists in February 2021. Patterns exist everywhere in life. There are physical patterns, like the tiles in your bathroom or the spikes on a pinecone. There are artistic patterns,…


Learning and Growing: How Sabina Kariat Centers Anti-Racism in the Classroom

  On February 18th and 20th, the Workshop’s staff and artists participated in a Learning & Growth session facilitated by Bay-Area based writer, poet, and educator Darius Simpson. In this two day seminar, we dug deep to address the hazy division of the professional and…


Composition & Movement at Balboa High, with Chinchin Hsu!

    Since April 2020, and in the midst of a global pandemic, our Teaching Artists at the Workshop have continued to engage with students across the Bay Area through remote online learning. One of our Teaching Artists, Chinchin Hsu, recently introduced students at…


Glitter Jar DIY Tutorial!

  Looking for a fun home art project that can also be a mindfulness and anxiety tool? Look no further! Glitter jars are a beautiful and accessible way for kids and adults to regulate their emotions -- all you do is pick it up, swirl the contents, and watch the glittering…


Sitecation 2019

We’ve wrapped up our second annual “sitecation!”   Site·ca·tion A week dedicated to an organization wide deep-dive into programming. Site: partner location, such as a school or community center, with a multi-week residency taught by a Workshop teaching artist.  …


Fun with Foam with Amadia!

Every Thursday morning Amadia Djali teaches an arts lesson to their third grade class at George Washington Carver Elementary School. Amadia is a new member of our beloved teaching artist team and this is one of their first residencies with the Workshop! Amadia taught workshops…


Meet our New Staff from Streetside Stories!

Last week we sat down with our new staff from Streetside Stories to get to know them better and hear about their passion for arts education! We discussed their entry into the arts and nonprofit work, their experiences with arts education growing up, and the role of the arts in a…


PRESS RELEASE: Streetside Acquisition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2018 Media Contacts: For Performing Arts Workshop: Laurie Loftus laurie@performingartsworkshop.org For Streetside Stories: Neela Benjamin neela@streetside.org SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.  (Aug. 21, 2018) Performing Arts Workshop, a San…


Student Showcase 2018: The Recap!

By Lena Mier, Administrative Assistant Every spring for the past six years, Performing Arts Workshop has put together its annual student showcase, a community-centric, family-friendly evening of youth performances by students from our partner schools around the Bay Area. Working…


2017 Student Showcase Video!

We are pleased to present our 2017 Student Showcase video! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Brava Theater to support our amazing performers. Video credit: Barni Axmed Qaasim.  


PRESS RELEASE: Performing Arts Workshop Selected as Program Partner for Geneva Powerhouse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2017 Emily Garvie Performing Arts Workshop 415.673.2634 emily@performingartsworkshop.org Performing Arts Workshop Selected as Program Partner for Geneva Powerhouse June 15th commission meeting approves funding and partner negotiations SAN…