Learn to take any student artist’s idea from concept to presentation with minimal mess and maximum success. This dual-purpose workshop focuses on both physical and conceptual tools for supporting inclusive student art-making at any scale, from classroom projects to massive visual and performance spectacles.
1- Apply a creative development timeline to any project to ensure a successful outcome for all participants (where success = the student meets the goals they set for themselves)
2- Create lesson plans with room for student voice and student choice, providing multiple paths to success
3- Use a variety of practical “making” tools to safely and easily raise the production value of student work.
Learn more about Constellation here: https://www.ingenuity-inc.org/professional-learning/engage-learn/pd-provider-program/
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Presenter Bio: Emily Leonard is an interdisciplinary teaching artist with over 25 years of classroom experience. As the Executive Director and Lead Teaching Artist of Idea Box Integrated Arts she brings ambitious, academically integrated residencies to Chicago Public Schools that result in unique audience/artist interactions, such as giant puppets, pop-up museums, human-sized pop-up books, and escape room puzzles. Idea Box's core curriculum is grounded in improvisation, modern dance theory, and maker processes. Each residency provides a framework which provides students with practical tools to expand their ideas from concepts to concrete accomplishments.
In addition to developing original student projects, Emily also directs 2-3 fully produced amateur musicals each year with an average cast size of 40-80 youth or amateur adult performers. Her musical theater directing credits span 20 years and over 50 productions. Emily also choreographs many of her musical theater projects, with a specialty in choreographing for groups of 10-40.