Outcome Based Arts Residency Programs Sampler
The Outcome-Based After School Arts Residency Programs described below will give you a good idea of the scope and range of the arts-in-education programs Young Audiences can provide. All residencies are, by their nature, adaptable and able to be customized. Select your residency program from those described below or use these descriptions as a starting point and let YAV create a unique residency program for your students.
Let Me Say It Out Loud - A Slam Poetry Residency
Explore the spoken word and the dynamic oral tradition of poetry in this residency that helps each student find his or her own unique voice. Beginning with simple writing exercises, students discover the power of their own stories. Theatre artists help them with vocal presentation, while literary artists help them express their feelings more powerfully. The final performance is recorded to create a CD of student poetry.
Radio Waves - Create Your Own Radio Program
Students write, design, and produce a radio program in our Radio Waves residency. Because radio can transmit only the spoken voice and related sounds, students rely on their words and speech to record stories, poems or scripts. The radio program may take the form of a radio drama, a musical variety show, a sketch comedy program, an informational talk show or documentary, or almost anything. Topics can be as varied as current events, math, American history, zoology or life lessons! The final product includes a professionally recording the program onto audio CDs for the participants.
Story Theatre - Turn a Story or Text into a Theatre Piece
Story Theatre is a fun and easily accessible way to explore dramatic expression. It utilizes narration, acting, mime, dance, movement and music to retell myths, folktales, fairytales and other stories. Beginning with a book or source material already introduced in the classroom, Young Audiences ensembles work with students to create a theatre production based on the written material. In addition to enhancing reading and language arts skills, this residency teaches students about the process of creating a theatrical production, and the many artistic disciplines involved.
Project Viewpoint - A Photography Residency
Photography can be a powerful tool for self-exploration and self-expression. Your students learn about the fundamentals of photographic lighting and composition as they explore their world through a camera lens. Emphasis is placed on seeing the world around us with a fresh eye and expressing our inner most feelings through imagery. An exploration of community is an essential aspect of this residency. Students work with instant and traditional photographic processes as well as learning to keep visual journals. Students also learn to mount and prepare their photographs for exhibition. The goal of the residency is an exhibition of student work.
It’s About Who I Am© - A Self-Reflective Portfolio Residency
Portfolios aren’t just for artists. A portfolio is a powerful vehicle for improving self-image, and self-awareness. In this residency, literary and visual artists take students through the process of building their own portfolio. Through class time and homework assignments, students reflect on their interests and abilities, claim experience and expertise in academic and extracurricular endeavors, gather supporting evidence for their claims, and assemble their evidence into compelling visual documents. Theatre artists work with students to develop effective interviewing and portfolio presentation techniques. These techniques build self-confidence and translate directly into real-world applications.
Act Out! - A Character Education-Based Theatre Residency Program
From theatre exercises that begin as playful improvisation exploring their daily experiences, students learn disciplined expression of their ideas, then write or research to expand on a subject, and finally work together to edit their individual contributions into a common storyline about their lives and choices. Students examine how to bring a script to life by organizing ideas, employing expressive techniques of speech, gesture and movement, and planning imaginative use of simple props and staging. Most of all, they experience validation of each other’s ideas and the give-and-take of creating a coherent whole from individual ideas.
What if I Danced It? - A Residency in Dance as Cultural Expression
This residency exposes students to a variety of multicultural dance forms through in-school performances and workshops with the artists. Students research dance and explore their own ideas of cultural expression under the guidance of professional instructors in the process of developing their own unique “American” dance. A final performance for parents and peers is the culminating event. “What If I Danced It?” can also be designed to address social studies, language arts, or math/science SOLs.
Impact Strings - A Violin Residency
Impact Strings is a performance-based music program designed to increase your students’ knowledge of classical music and orchestral string instruments. Its sequential curriculum begins with violin classes conducted by professional musicians and concludes with a student performance. Violin rentals and sheet music are included in the residency package.
Homemade Music - A Make Your Own Band Residency
Students work with professional musicians and instrument makers to create their own musical instruments from easy to find objects. In addition, they learn about sound and how sound is produced. Finally, students use their instruments to compose and perform a finished piece. This lively residency engages students in a variety of ways.
Dance For Life - A Ballroom Residency
Ballroom Dance has undergone a popular revival lately, with television shows dedicated to this energetic and disciplined art form and entire school systems using ballroom dance to get kids up and moving while teaching them grace, poise, manners, respect, and teamwork. In this residency students learn to perform a variety of ballroom dances such as the waltz, the tango, the foxtrot, the samba, swing and others.
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