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published on 05/21/2008

Arts & Education Council Announces Education Enrichment Programs for 2

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The AEC has announced its lineup of education enrichment programs for K-12 students.

Our programs are designed to help educators meet teaching objectives and enhance curriculum through the arts, and fulfill our mission to provide lifelong learning and participation in the arts for all members of the commuity.

Look for us in the 2008 Arts Direct booklet!

Culture Fest Artist Residency
In School Performances & Workshops

September 29 - October 2, 2008
Award winning bilingual children's theatre company Teatro de la Rosa will be available for in-school performances of El Conejito Verde (The Green Rabbit), an old Mexican folktale adapted collaboratively for the stage. This play is designed for Kindergarten through 5th Grade, and is fully bilingual utilizing original music and hand-crafted masks. The performers engage the children by having them help with the magic that moves the story along.

Following the play, actors will divide into groups and go into classrooms for up to 12 theatre and language arts-based workshops. Students learn about acting and theatre, and perform with the actors in group exercises. They make props such as masks or tortilla wands. They learn about Mexican geography and culture.

The goal is to encourage imagination, creativity and confidence.

The cost for the entire day is only $750! You may apply for ticket and transportation subsidy funds to cover this program through Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga. Submit application on September 15.

Mark your calendars for AEC Culture Fest 2008! The annual free family festival will be Saturday, September 27, in Coolidge Park.

TheatreExpress Production
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

February 6, 2009
10 AM
Memorial Auditorium
*one show only!*
The AEC is pleased to announce the return of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, a thrilling musical adaptation of the enchanting book by C.S. Lewis.

Back by popular demand, this production brings to life the tale of four children of war-torn England, who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. Recommended for grades K-8. Make advanced reservations now by calling . Online reservations coming soon!

Professional Development Workshop
Creative Writing for Teachers (Free!)
April 1, 2009
Work with award winning authors from the Fellowship of Southern Writers to explore new ways for teaching and encouraging creative writing in the classroom.

Requirements:
Language arts teacher or administrator from Hamilton County or surrounding area public schools
Must teach students in grades 5-12
The workshop will meet at the Staff Development Center, 1161 W 40th Street.

Class size is limited, so please email us or call to sign up. AEC covers costs of substitutes for Hamilton County teachers.





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