Ram Estrada, Lamar Consolidated ISD
Rachel H. Dickson, The Ensemble Theatre
Azar Rejaie, University of Houston-Downtown
Houston's arts organizations share resources for coping, renewal, and healing.
All sessions are virtual, FREE, and open to the public. CPE Credit Certificates are available. Registration is required.
Tuesday, March 30, from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr. 20, from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18, from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Each session features three presentations from three of Houston's arts organizations. Info about each session is coming soon!
Sessions and Presenters for Tuesday, April 20
5:30 - 6 p.m. Central
Teaching from the True You
Presented by Young Audiences of Houston and Kinetic Vibez
Said Jalajal, Director of Flow, Kinetic Vibez
Teachers will engage in activities centered around creating a sense of relaxation quickly, then moving into a self-expression activity and followed up with tips on how to integrate creativity into their classroom. Kinetic Vibez is an artistic wellness movement that focuses on introducing a holistically creative lifestyle to youth, ages 7 to 19. By fusing yoga, meditation, and hip-hop, participants can overcome stress, depression, and bullying. In their arts-in-education programs, Kinetic Vibez gives students the opportunity to express themselves through hip-hop music production, poetry, and art.
6 - 6:30 p.m. Central
Erasing Fears with Images of Hope
Presented by Aldine ISD
Kaileigh Newman, Director of Visual Arts
Using writing and drawing, participants will explore connecting their emotions to visual representations using color, shape, line, and space. For this session, please make sure you have a pencil or pen, markers or colored pencils, a straight edge or ruler, and paper that is 8.5"x11" or larger. This exercise can also be used in your classrooms.
6:30 - 7 p.m. Central
Self-Care through Theatre Exercises in Every Classroom
Presented by The Ensemble Theatre
Rachel H. Dickson, BOLD Artistic Associate
This interactive workshop will get you on your feet as we explore theatre-based activities that can be done quickly and are tied to “foundational” curriculum. A theme for this application-based exploration is the universality of theatre as a tool for every classroom, while providing opportunity for self-awareness and emotional exploration. Fun will be had by all as we use the brain and the body to engage the world of theatre—no experience required!