|Artists in Education|
IMAGINE AND ACHIEVE
Making a Case for Arts Education: The Ontario Arts Council:
A growing body of research and decades of practice demonstrate that arts education can help children develop these critical higher level skills."
Our artists lead participatory workshops tailored to meet your needs, including:
“Brush” -- exploring our creativity and our heritage through an exploration of the life, times and art of Canadian painter Tom Thomson
“Theatre Forum” -- creating and presenting an interactive drama focusing on social issues and problem-solving
TOM THOMSON EDUCATIONAL GUIDE
For a full experience about renowned artist Tom Thomson, bring a Brush workshop or Songs in the Key of Tom to your school. The Guide ensures that teachers are able to make the best use of the opportunity to have students see Sheatre’s performances, and potentially participate in workshops like the ones that were used to develop the show.
New findings published by the University of Regina research paper, Far From the Heart: Report on the Effectiveness of Forum Theatre as an Educational Tool regarding Youth Dating Violence and Sexual Assault in Saskatchewan Schools (June 2012) found that FFTH used "an innovative approach that challenges youth to speak and act out their thoughts and attitudes surrounding dating violence." It further states: “This data indicates that Far From the Heart works to successfully increase students’ knowledge and shift attitudes … The research reveals that prevention programs do positively shift attitudes surrounding dating violence, with the more effective prevention programs incorporating a skills-building component. Forum Theatre utilizes a skills-building component…. Overall, there is room for further growth, across Canada, in the use of Forum Theatre in prevention programming.” Download the full research paper.