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Creative Advantage Arts Partner Spring Workshop

Apr 21 2018

Olympic Sculpture Park

Alvord Art Lab

10 AM – 4 PM

The past few years have been very challenging for educators and students as we all struggle to find space for restorative and creative learning. Join us for this special Creative Advantage Arts Partner Workshop to reflect, heal, and build creative community. Together we will explore critical questions.

  • What is culture? Who gets to decide what is relevant?
  • What does freedom look like in your classroom? In your practice?
  • How can we center healing/collective power?

This workshop is open to all teaching artists, teachers, school administration, community organization staff and cultural workers. The same content will be offered on three separate dates. Participants will receive a $100 honorarium, lunch and five (5) Washington State Clock hours for participation.

To apply, please complete this form by March 30. Participants will be notified by April 3.

About the Presenters

Donte Felder is a playwright, screenwriter, the head teacher at Orca K-8, leads two youth theater groups, and belongs on the Hugo House, Arts Corps, Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund, and the Seattle Repetory Theater Advisory Boards. Donte Felder is a creative warrior that believes the arts can restore humanity and save the world.

Tina LaPadula is a warrior for equitable art making and one of the founders of Arts Corps, the award winning arts education and social justice non-profit. As a teaching artist, Tina has taught theatre and performance in a multitude of schools. She serves as the Creative Youth Project Manager for the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and as an independent consultant with HEARTWork Collective, facilitating workshops on racial equity and the arts. Tina supports the growth and development of teaching artists, most notably as the founder of the Seattle Teaching Artist Network, as a faculty member for the WA State Teaching Artist Training Lab, as the former chair of the Association of Teaching Artists, and as a national advisor to the Teaching Artist Guild. Her writing and opinion have been featured by Americans for the Arts, The Teaching Artist Journal and The National Guild for Community Arts Education.

A dynamic multidisciplinary artist, Shontina Vernon is an accomplished theater artist, filmmaker, musician, creative facilitator and educator. Her work champions the necessity of arts and culture to catalyze social change. A skilled facilitator and consultant in the areas of social justice pedagogy, culturally relevant learning and trauma informed care, Shontina has worked with numerous institutions, organizations, and cultural agencies among which include John Jay Criminal Justice College, Carnegie Hall, and The MetLife Foundation in collaboration with Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. She is a 2016-18 Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellow and this year’s Herb Alpert/MacDowell Colony Fellow in Theatre.

Other Events in this Series

Apr 14

Creative Advantage Arts Partner Spring Workshop

Apr 20

Creative Advantage Arts Partner Spring Workshop

Apr 21

Creative Advantage Arts Partner Spring Workshop

Questions? Email

[email protected]

Photo: Jenny Crooks