Shadow Box Theatre Workshops
The Shadow Box Theatre offers a comprehensive Theatre Arts Workshop program with an emphasis on puppetry designed for public school and private schools, both during and after school for children. In addition we offer workshops for teachers, staff and parents. Each program is designed for the specific school, its population and needs. Our workshops open the doorway to a child's imagination through theatre arts, puppetry and creativity while supporting content areas and curriculum through an innovative pathway to language and literacy.
SBT is fully registered with the NYC Department of Education as an arts-in-education provider. Our workshops comply with NYC Child Care Training Regulations, required NYC Dept. of Health (SACC) training hours, Curriculum Standards and Content Areas in line with the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts.
Student workshops are designed for children to explore artistic pathways to literacy. This is done through the use of puppetry, movement, music and storytelling. These theatre techniques allow children to build vocabulary, listening and public speaking skills, teamwork and problem solving as well as opening their creative spirit. Our teaching artists work collaboratively with classroom teachers, enhancing the curriculum while accepting the student's individual needs. Our workshops are tailored to each school, and can run during classroom hours (as multiple or individual workshops) or after school as well.
Teacher workshops open the doorway for the use of the creative arts in the classroom. Providing skills and concepts they integrate the arts into the core curriculum, to expand as well as enrich the learning experience. Through arts techniques we spark the teachers' creative muse so they can then access the child’s imagination so words become an open sesame.
Parent workshops are designed to encourage parents to get involved with their children's learning, creating an opportunity for adults to become an integral part of their child’s education. Parents explore language as well as opening their own creative spirit. Parent/child workshops support parents and ESL learners to become active partners via storytelling, encouraging the joy of the love of books. Working together also affords the opportunity to meet other parents, fostering an environment for playful exchange, community sharing and school identity.