YA Has 4 New Artists!

13 Dec

We recently changed the timeline we’ve used for eons to bring artists onto our roster. Although the rigorous process is the same, it’s now more of a “rolling admission” schedule. This is pretty cool because it means we don’t have to wait until the fall of each year to offer new programs to area schools. This little preamble is just to let you know we’ve enacted our brilliant new plan and now have 4 new (to YA) artists ready and willing to do great performances and residencies! Check them out below.

Karen Brunke moved to Portland after spending a decade as an elementary school art teacher in Nashville, TN. She has degrees in Art History and Art Education and offers visual arts residencies through Young Audiences. In particular, she teaches sculpture from recycled objects and basic painting skills. She is able to connect many other core curricular areas to her work in the classroom.

Click here for Karen’s page on our website.

Add a new dimension to your students’ work with stop motion animation taught by artist, Sarah Nagy! Students will design sets and characters in the classroom and then work with Sarah to shoot a short film using their creations.Sarah has her master’s degree in film and television studies and recently led Buckman Elementary students to an award at the 33rd Young Persons Film and Video Festival.

Click here for Sarah’s page on our website.

After several years of offering his Rock ‘n’ Roll Kindy music program in the Portland area, Mo Phillips is bringing his high-energy singing and songwriting performance and residency to Young Audiences. He has special training in early childhood education which makes him a particularly good choice for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners who need a little music in their lives.

Click here for Mo’s page on our website.

Shinmai Dance Ensemble is made up of Portland Taiko drummers Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe. Together they teach a Japanese folk dance called Soran Bushi, a fisherman’s dance. They have performed and taught in school setting in both Japan and the United States over nearly the past decade. In addition to dance, their residency also includes exploration of Japanese culture and language.

Click here for Shinmai’s page on our website.


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