Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-1106

Cultural Arts, Artist in Residence Program set to begin

Posted Jan 8, 2009 | Category: Cultural Arts

This information was originally posted on January 8, 2009. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Beginning on January 21, 2009, Central School will welcome the Striding Lion interArts Workshop to our school for a six week artist residency.  A team of three professional artists specializing in creative dramatics, music and dance will guide the students through an arts intensive focusing on collaboration. While introducing the fundamentals of the art mediums explored, the improvisations and arts activities used by Striding Lion will also teach interpersonal skills and tools for teamwork.   The Striding Lion artists work closely with the faculty to create an arts program that grows out of class curriculum.

The kindergarten through third grade classes will receive one visit from the artistic team during the six week period while the fourth and fifth grades will meet with the teaching artists three times a week culminating in a performance of original material developed by the students on Thursday, February 26.  All students will attend a performance by the teaching artists on Tuesday, February 3rd at 9 am, as well as the February 26th final performance by the fourth and fifth grade students.

If you have questions please contact Dawn Gmitro. (Information in our school directory.)

This program is funded by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the State of Illinois, the Riverside Township and the Central School PTO.

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