arts + education

storytelling & spoken word workshops + residencies

Below you'll find information about:

  • Workshops: Hands-on workshops bring together individual artists to encourage students to actively discover their own artistic potential. Ideal for after school, library, or community center programs. Most workshops are product based.

  • Residencies: Offer experiences implemented by a specialized teaching artist. Residencies are multiple, participatory workshops and require a minimum of 3 sequential sessions per student group, and can be expanded into semester-long projects. Residencies take place in partnership with the classroom teacher and either focus on arts-integration or the artistic process.

 

For more information please call 713.520.9264 or email us at scheduling@yahouston.org.​

 

 

The Magic of Story

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Dan Gordon

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With movies, television and video games, children are accustomed to having special effects create scenes for them. Storytelling allows children the empowerment of creating scenes for themselves. This workshop will help students enhance their reading, writing and speaking, exploring imagination to find their own, personal voice. They will have fun learning techniques of body language, facial expression, gesture, articulation, voice fluctuation and timing to create powerful and entertaining characters. They will also gain an understanding of story structure while practicing valuable listening skills that, through perception and difference, help develop vocabulary, extending these essential lessons beyond the classroom.

Virtual Option Available

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

K-8

Kinetic Vibez Spoken Word Poetry

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Kinetic Vibez

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Kinetic Vibez Poetry will allow students to recognize the power of words to bring clear expression and communication. Students will learn about the different styles of poems and how to use poetic devices to express themselves adequately. Also, students will learn how to use poetry as a tool to cope with stress, depression, and anxiety. Writing prompts and group discussions will help students relate to one another and help them apply poetic measures to everyday life and the arts. Through our integrated curriculum, students will understand the correlation between poetry and all the other elements of Kinetic Vibez.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

5-12

Performance "Impact" Workshops

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Outspoken Bean

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Outspoken Bean has a decade behind him as a professional performer.  His accolades range from top 10 rankings in Individual World Poetry Slam (since 2013) to performing Off-Broadway.  The Performance Workshops concentrate on allowing the participant to utilize their personal stories to find their voice and public speaking through the vehicle of poetry.  Workshops can be modified for any topic and used to excite and engage all audiences. Outspoken Bean’s Impact Workshops can be utilized and tailored for many different facets ranging from educational, vocational, and recreational. 

*Subsidies available, call for details.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

3-12