Workshop Director Edward Speck on our ArtsEd program:
As students grow and seek engaging arts experiences beyond our two-week Workshop sessions, we work to provide greater continuity of learning. Our Teen Performance and Teen Intensive programs take theater theory and practice into more challenging modes, making these classes invaluable to young people interested in further developing their talents. For those who are more interested in education and how Workshop runs, we offer a window into how the arts can be used to encourage communication and develop social and emotional strength in children. This is the foundation of our new ArtsEd program for 13 and 14 year olds.
ArtsEd students will spend some of their time each day discussing education theory, but most will be spent working directly with young students, building relationships and listening to their concerns. The ArtsEd program allows us to direct staff resources to educate and train students who have an interest in youth arts education.
In order to create a rewarding experience and to offer individualized attention, only a few spots will be available in this program each year. Applicants will be selected based on a desire to become familiar with the pedagogical underpinning of our education program, and their ability to focus on both the staff’s directives and their young student’s needs. Based on the huge number of talented young adults that come through our program each year and the limited space in this program, we anticipate a competitive selection process.
Those interested in applying are asked to write a short personal essay describing an educational experience they have had which in some way contributed to their desire to teach the arts. Length is not important; focus on expressing your desire and personal connection in concrete terms.
Cost of Program is $475
Runs four weeks, July 3rd – 28th
Email personal essays to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15.
Please note, if you are age 15 or older and seek a Workshop volunteer position, please send a letter of interest to email@example.com.