Overture Offers Kennedy Center Seminar with UWW and Monona Terrace

Overture Offers Kennedy Center Seminar with UWW and Monona TerraceOverture Center for the Arts in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UWW) and Monona Terrace is offering a hands-on Seminar designed to develop the skills of artists and arts educators in presenting educational workshops for teachers. The Seminar will be presented on July 13-15, 2017, at Overture Center.

Designed and developed by The John. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with Focus 5, Inc., the three-day Seminar, Planning and Presenting Effective Teacher Workshops addresses ways to plan, develop, and present workshops for teachers. It includes participation in two arts education workshop as well as guided development of a workshop proposal for teaching artists that have gone through Kennedy Center prior Kennedy Center Arts Integration trainings. The 14 artists applied via invitation; Overture will have seven teaching artists participate, UWW will have six teaching artists participate and Monona Terrace has one.

As a member of the Kennedy Center's Any Given Child program, Overture Center's cadre of teaching artists offer 20 different arts integration residencies for schools and community settings. Through this seminar and mentorship, teacher workshops will be available to schools and other community organizations as part of Overture's Arts Education Residency program. For more information on Overture's current Arts Education Residencies, visit overture.org/residencies. For more information about Any Given Child Madison is a collective impact initiative between the City of Madison, the Madison Metropolitan School District, Overture Center for the Arts, arts and community organizations, and local businesses. Find out more at anygivenchildmadison.org.

As a member of the Kennedy Center's Partners in Education program, The Young Auditorium and School District of Janesville participate in collaborative efforts to provide professional development opportunities in the arts for educators, including a cadre of teaching artists. Visit uww.edu/youngauditorium/education/kennedy-center to learn more.

Through the educational initiative Terrace Town, Monona Terrace brings architecture, design and city planning curriculum to Dane County elementary classrooms. A teaching artist with Terrace Town will be participating in the Seminar to develop workshops for teachers to broaden the reach of the program.

Leading the Seminar will be Sean Layne and Kimberli Boyd. Sean Layne is the founder of Focus 5, Inc., an arts education consulting company providing services to schools, arts organizations, and museums around the country. He has worked in the field of arts integration for over 25 years. He leads residencies for students K-8, presents workshops for teachers, and has designed training seminars for teaching artists nationwide for the Kennedy Center. He is also an Arts Coach for the Kennedy Center's Changing Education Through the Arts program. Kimberli Boyd is a dancer, performing artist, teaching artist, and arts in education consultant. A graduate of Florida State University and a former member of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in Washington, D.C., Ms. Boyd is the founding artistic director of "Dancing Between the Lines," a solo performance company and arts-as-education organization based in the Detroit metropolitan area.

As part of the Artists-as-Educators Series, each of the Kennedy Center's Seminars was developed as an outgrowth of professional development opportunities for teachers. In 1991, the Kennedy Center initiated the Partners in Education program, designed to create and encourage partnerships throughout the United States between arts organizations and their local school systems, with a special emphasis on the professional development of teachers.

OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Madison, Wisconsin, features seven state-of-the-art performance spaces and five galleries where national and international touring artists, ten resident companies and hundreds of local artists engage people in nearly 700,000 educational and artistic experiences each year. Overture.org

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