Dasan Ahanu

The Craft of Creative Space

This interactive workshop will focus on integrating art and culture into the classroom. Participants will be guided through activities that will help them to think about the ways that art supports their learning goals for their students and helps them attain specific outcomes. We will not only talk about integrating already existing art into the classroom, but also how to engage students in their own creative process. Be prepared to learn, dissect, share, and express!

Workshop Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm in PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council


Beverly Botsford

“Call and Response”-  An Interactive  Tool for Rhythm and Music in the Classroom

Integrate rhythm and music in the classroom using an ancient, African rooted, tool for music, for teaching and for building community- “Call and Response”. Incorporating percussion, voice, movement and song, we will explore and create new strategies for classroom management and engaging kinesthetic learners.

Teachers will learn ideas for home-made drums and percussion and build  foundational rhythm and music skills as we plant seeds for music integration possibilities in the classroom.   Play, create and share with others!

Workshop Time: 5:15 – 6:00 pm (room tba), Durham Arts Council, Inc.