Integrated Arts Workshop for Educators and Artists Jan. 29

January 5th, 2011 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H. –Educators and artists are invited to a day of workshops January 29 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Plymouth State University.

A keynote address by Jessica Hoffmann Davis, founder of the Arts and Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education will be presented at 8:45 a.m. Hoffman will speak on “The Arts in Education: Where Dreams are Born.”

Participants will select from among seven workshops presented by educators from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Canada.

The workshops will explore themes and ideas found in Peter Pan through a variety of art forms and experiences. Each workshop will be offered during both breakout sessions.

Workshops include:

Captain Hook’s Tarantella: The Dancing Classroom by Amanda Whitworth, PSU director of dance.

Elementary Fairymentary by Leda DiMaria Miles, drama and visual arts specialist, drama and integrated arts AQ instructor, York University, Ontario.

Hooked on Process Drama: Integrating Drama Structures and Narrative by Sheila Gatensby, drama teacher Cardinal Newman High School, Toronto, Ontario.

Let Your Imagination Run Wild: Explore Neverland through the Arts by Elaine E. Giguere, music teacher and director of choruses, Bow Memorial School, Bow, N.H.

Sensory Learning and Experience: Recapturing the Childhood Learning We Lose as Adults, by Jason Swift, PSU assistant professor of art education.

You’re Flying! Movement Based Learning for the Classroom by Holly E. Fougere, performing arts educator, Kennett High School, North Conway, N.H.

Second Star on the Right! By Kathy Parkinson, professional artist and educator, Cambridge, Mass.

Registration for the conference is $125 by contacting Deb Stalnaker at (603) 535-2933 or by e-mail to

The program is also available for graduate credit at additional cost. For information about graduate credit contact Professor Trish Lindberg via e-mail to

Performances of Peter Pan are January 26–29 at 7 p.m. and January 29 and 30 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $28 and $24 for adults, $24 and $20 for seniors, $22 and 18 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office,(603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Tickets may also be purchased online at

The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) is a venture of Plymouth State University, Plymouth Elementary School and Friends of the Arts, in it’s 17th year of producing intergenerational theatre experiences that include community members, elementary, high school and university students and PSU faculty and staff. Information is available online at

General information about events at PSU is available at ThisWeek@PSU,

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