Come join in on the fun November 22nd at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center in SW Detroit.  After watching the live DSO Webcast of “Peter and the Wolf”, you can join the family art workshop, make your own musical instrument!   You can also observe (or even join in) the Living Arts Junior Company as they bring “Peter and the Wolf” alive through dance.

Ford Resource and Engagement Center
Bagley and 21st in SW Detroit


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Living Arts teaching artist, Kimberli Boyd, is featured in this article on teaching math curriculum through movement at Jacob’s Pillow.


Teaching Artists in Living Arts’ El Arte program will lead workshops geared towards DPS teachers on Tuesday November 4th at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center in SW Detroit.  November 4th is the district wide professional development day, and Living Arts is proud to be working alongside DPS teachers, working together to make a difference in the classroom.  Alycia Meriweather, Executive Director of the Office of Science and Director of the Detroit Mathematics and Science Center for Detroit Public Schools, reached out to Living Arts to present the workshops and lend our expertise in the area of arts infused education.  Below are the workshops that will be led by teaching artists, Karilu Forshee, Roberta Lucas and Jen Boyak.

Grade Range K-1​
​The Power of Drama infused in Math and Science: How the ACT of a good story supports STEM Literacy for young students with Karilu Forshee.
This workshop​ will utilize Drama, with​ Movement and Music to guide attendees through stories that support Math and Science​. Drama, Movement and Music are engaging tools for the Math and Science​ learning process. The arts actively broaden comprehension in content and practice. Participants will learn how to use Drama in the classroom​ as a way to reinforce language and vocabulary to support STEM learners. STEM/Arts infusion supports students creative problem-solving, imaginative thinking, and transference of skills and knowledge to new experiences. Drama strategies​ such as; masking, role playing, and scene study support literacy, language, and vocabulary development connected with STEM learning while creating a fascinating world for students.
Grade Range 2-3
Bees are choreographers:  Elementary Student Science Dance with Roberta Lucas.
The study of earth and life science in the classroom is embodied through dance.  Each process and cycle is its own narrative choreography.  Pattern, rhythm and environment are concepts that deeply connect through movement explorations of the natural world of science for elementary students. Dance Strategies; Circle Dance, Phrase Building, Steady Beat, Line and Pathway will build movement vocabulary and STEM vocabulary and engage participants in dance explorations that transfer easily to the classroom.
Grade Range 4-5
Changes and Movement in our world and in the classroom: Creating  Science Understanding through art making with Jen Boyak.
Physical Science, Earth Science and Life Science are  interrelated and infused in visual and art making experiences that highlight Changes in State of  Matter, Pangea and Evolution. Find out more about multiple intelligence’s and how to use them to effectively reach more learners in the classroom.  Explore art concepts and connect learners of all styles to your classroom curriculum with arts based hands-on activities for the classroom to facilitate multidisciplinary learning.
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Living Arts is dedicated to strengthening the neighborhoods of Southwest Detroit by cultivating an environment that sparks the imagination and fosters ingenuity through the arts and community development initiatives.

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