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Inspiring Creativity through March ’14 CAPS Programs
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Inspiring Creativity through March ’14 CAPS Programs

On the week of March 9-15, 2014, elementary students were lucky enough to have three amazing artists come to their schools! The week was full of dancing, singing, talking, creating, and learning thanks to these talented individuals. Beverly Botsford was the first stop, presenting her “Dancing Drums” performance at Easley Elementary School. She spared not a second … Continue reading

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Stories Come to Life Literacy Residency-Final Presentations at Neal Middle School

The students’ and Visiting Artists’ hard work at Neal Middle School culminated in wonderful presentations on the final day of the Stories come to Life Literacy Residencies with artists Willa Brigham, John Bemis, and Anita Woodley. Action-packed stories about adventures, car races, robotic arms, and ghosts filled the classroom that John Bemis was teaching in. … Continue reading

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Durham Arts Council CAPS: Poetry Alive! with Joshua Daniels and Valerie Chamess

The vibrant energy of Joshua Daniels and Valerie Chamess immediately filled the gymnasium of Hope Valley Elementary. Eager students absorbed the poetry recitations of this dynamic duo with a buzzing voracity. Bringing to life the words of famous poets, Daniels and Chamess successfully incorporated the best of literature, theatre, and even a little dance. Choreographed … Continue reading

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Arts in After School (AIAS): Theatre Arts with Sheila Kerrigan

Mime Artist Sheila Kerrigan impressed students of George Watts Montessori with her multi-talented theatrical repertoire in mime, juggling, and improvisation. A fellow with the A+ Schools Program, Kerrigan specializes in helping teachers and artists integrate the arts into the core curriculum. At George Watts, Kerrigan began the after school program with a little mime show … Continue reading

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Arts in After School (AIAS): Line Dancing with Willa Brigham

Willa Brigham gets students in Oak Grove Elementary’s after school program up and moving with her Line Dancing Workshop. Brigham is a wise and exuberant individual with a diversity of talents – inspirational speaker, motivational storyteller, writer, performing artist, and singer. Through Line Dance education, Brigham hopes to help students “discover their innate capacity for … Continue reading