Are you looking for a creative way to engage your early childhood or special needs classroom in pretend play, social interaction and nonverbal communication? “Exploring Color Through Creative Play” is a free, three-day workshop series offered by WhyArts that engages students in a multi-sensory experience using primary colors as a foundation. This opportunity is made possible by a grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation.
The workshops were developed by WhyArts from “A Palette of Possibility,” a play written by University of Northern Iowa Professor Gretta Berghammer that debuted at the Rose Theatre in 2015. In early 2016, a group of WhyArts actors adapted “A Palette of Possibility” and performed it for school audiences across Omaha.
The Exploring Color workshops, led by WhyArts teaching artists Kim Clark Kaczmarek and Josh Mullady, will be offered through November 2016. They focus on red, blue and yellow and the many places these colors are found in the world.
To schedule a workshop, contact WhyArts Director Carolyn Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2016 Participating Schools
- Ashland Park Robbins
- Columbian Elementary
- Druid Hill Elementary
- Mount View Elementary
- Minne Lusa Elementary
- Saratoga Elementary
Coming in 2017
Elementary Alternative Curriculum Program (ACP) classes will be invited to bring “Exploring Color” into their classrooms. Thanks to Circle Theatre and a grant from the Kennedy Center, students will have the opportunity to explore play during five sessions that will include creating their own puppet story and making their own puppets. Watch our Facebook page for details!