Workshops

Introducing JAC’s Online Workshop Series, Create + Connect!

Justice Arts Coalition has recently launched its first online workshop series! Given the tireless work of teaching artists and advocates across the sector, who consistently allow JAC’s community to be one of vibrancy and artistic celebration, we are thrilled to offer these workshops as a chance for our larger network to experience their creative gifts and outreach.

Below you can browse the workshop offerings and schedule. These workshops are being offered as a “pay what you can” series, with donations split between JAC and the teaching artist facilitators. If you are interested in facilitating a workshop in our series, please email justiceartscoalitionintern@gmail.com. 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (stay tuned for updates!):

https---cdn.evbuc.com-images-103856826-315968553036-1-original.20200617-153527Theatre in the Age of Technology with Raina Greifer

Wednesday, July 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

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This workshop will explore how theatre makers can adapt and create work specially fitted for digital mediums. The fate of our theatres are largely uncertain, and performers and creators are being asked to produce online as an alternative. We will be looking at platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Social Media platforms, and Google Drive as potential ways to create experimental and innovative pieces that can thrive as we social distance.

Raina Greifer (she/her) is a theatre maker, spoken word performer, and visual artist. She is currently studying Drama and Philosophy at Bath Spa University in England. Her work explores sexual assault, queer identity, and teen heartthrobes. She is a co-founder of Purple Crayon Productions, a theatre group based in Silver Spring, MD and Dog Eat Dog theatre, based in Bath, UK. Creating vibrant, vulnerable and oftentimes humorous work, Raina engages her audience to consider their preconceived notions of femininity and female identity.

This workshop is being offered as “pay what you can,” with a $20 suggested donation, and a $1 minimum donation. All revenue will be split between JAC and the teaching artist facilitators, to honor their creativity, passion, and commitment to creating these spaces. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide.

https---cdn.evbuc.com-images-104252164-315968553036-1-original.20200622-184128Harnessing Your Artistic Voice with Raina Greifer

Friday, July 24, 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST

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This workshop will explore ways of finding your creative niche and honing in on what makes your creative process important and unique. We will be using writing exercises to develop artistic statements and map out individual artistic goals. This hour long dialogue aims to assist the development of your artistic focus and asks how that focal point can reach various audiences.

Raina Greifer (she/her) is a theatre maker, spoken word performer, and visual artist. She is currently studying Drama and Philosophy at Bath Spa University in England. Her work explores sexual assault, queer identity, and teen heartthrobes. She is a co-founder of Purple Crayon Productions, a theatre group based in Silver Spring, MD and Dog Eat Dog theatre, based in Bath, UK. Creating vibrant, vulnerable and oftentimes humorous work, Raina engages her audience to consider their preconceived notions of femininity and female identity.

This workshop is being offered as “pay what you can,” with a $20 suggested donation, and a $1 minimum donation. All revenue will be split between JAC and the teaching artist facilitators, to honor their creativity, passion, and commitment to creating these spaces. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide.

 Interactive Family Music w/ Sydney Anderson  (KIDS 1-3)

POSTPONED

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**Wherever you are, whatever resources you have, and whether or not you have kids/are able to be with your family right now, this class is open to anyone! It can be done from anywhere, with little to no supplies, and can provide folks with fun ideas to use later on with their kids and family members over the phone, over video call, or in person!**

Based on the “First Steps in Music” series by master music pedagogue, Dr. John Feierabend, these classes seek to provide you and your children with an interactive class to help BOTH of you become more “Tune-ful, Beat-ful, and Art-ful” together.

These classes are designed for parents and children (under 3) to do together. Much of the instruction will be geared toward parents to help you support your child in music-making, and provide a new repertoire of musical games and activities to do with your children on your own. However, older kids are welcome to tune in as well to try these activities independently!

We will sing songs, learn rhymes, play rhythmic games, do simple motions/dances, and more!

In an effort to provide accessibility for everyone, including those affected by joblessness during the COVID-19 pandemic (like myself!), these classes will be offered on a purely donation-based system. PLEASE know that you’re welcome to join completely for FREE if that would be most enriching for your family. A virtual donation basket will be available, for those who are able to contribute; Suggested donation is $5/class per child.

Taught by Sydney Anderson: Professional Classical Singer, certified K-12 Music Educator, Additional Certifications in First Steps in Music, Kindermusik, and 10+ years experience teaching music.

This workshop is being offered as “pay what you can,” with a $20 suggested donation, and a $1 minimum donation. All revenue will be split between JAC and the teaching artist facilitators, to honor their creativity, passion, and commitment to creating these spaces. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide.

 Interactive Family Music w/ Sydney Anderson  (KIDS 3-7)

POSTPONED

REGISTER HERE

Link to Facebook Page

**Wherever you are, whatever resources you have, and whether or not you have kids/are able to be with your family right now, this class is open to anyone! It can be done from anywhere, with little to no supplies, and can provide folks with fun ideas to use later on with their kids and family members over the phone, over video call, or in person!**

Based on the “First Steps in Music” series by master music pedagogue, Dr. John Feierabend, these classes seek to provide your children with an interactive class to help them become more “Tune-ful, Beat-ful, and Art-ful.”

These classes are designed for children who can jump, dance, and sing on their own; generally those who have entered Pre-School. Much of the instruction will be addressed directly to the children, and therefore parents are not *required* to attend. However, as with all early childhood music classes, they’re most effective when done alongside someone else, so I encourage parents to join, if possible! Parents of children under 3 are welcome to tune in as well – I will try to offer modifications for you during each activity.

We will sing songs, learn rhymes, play rhythmic games, do simple motions/dances, and more!

In an effort to provide accessibility for everyone, including those affected by joblessness during the COVID-19 pandemic (like myself!), these classes will be offered on a purely donation-based system. PLEASE know that you’re welcome to join completely for FREE if that would be most enriching for your family. A virtual donation basket will be available, for those who are able to contribute; Suggested donation is $5/class per child.

Taught by Sydney Anderson: Professional Classical Singer, certified K-12 Music Educator, Additional Certifications in First Steps in Music, Kindermusik, and 10+ years experience teaching music.

This workshop is being offered as “pay what you can,” with a $20 suggested donation, and a $1 minimum donation. All revenue will be split between JAC and the teaching artist facilitators, to honor their creativity, passion, and commitment to creating these spaces. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide.

JAC looks forward to your joining us as part of this workshop series, as we continue to build our community of artists and allies through these creative offerings. If you are interested in facilitating a workshop in our series, please email justiceartscoalitionintern@gmail.com.