Adelphi University’s Summer Arts Experience is a great way to work with people who share the same artistic talents and interests as you, in an environment that is appropriate to your level of skill.
The Summer Arts Experience is a series of classes and workshops in music, dance, theater, art, creative writing, art for educators, and graphic design. The Arts Experience is open to students of various skill levels, from high school students to graduate students. Classes and workshops are offered both for credit and as non-credit workshops.
Need inspiration? Help us put the joy back in teaching—explore our Summer Series in Exploring the Arts, dedicated to energizing the imaginations of teachers and learners everywhere.
Alice Hoffman Young Writers Retreat
Monday‑Friday, July 18 through July 22, 2016
Graduate students will act as participant/mentors for selected high school juniors. Participants will experience an intensive writing workshop with accomplished writers and artists who will actively engage all participants in an exploration of identity and community through writing.
Creative Drama, PreK-6 – EAR 508
Explore teaching drama to elementary students through storytelling, acting, and physical theatre. During the morning sessions you will learn how to use drama in building artistic, collaborative, and problem solving skills with school age children. After lunch the children will arrive, and you will have the opportunity to apply your new learning.
Integrating the Arts in Curricula: The Waldorf Educational Method – EAR 515
Discover the Waldorf Education Method, the largest independent school movement worldwide. Every teacher today experiences the pressure of testing and time management, often causing stress and the need to set aside elements of curriculum. This hands-on workshop will introduce arts-based practices that enliven and enrich the curriculum and help our youth focus and concentrate, yet breathe and laugh.
The Spontaneous Painting Process I – EAR 507
Participants will engage in painting and writing exercises as well as group process activities. Students gain practice in meditation, communication skills that develop reflective and empathic listening and explore their multiple forms of intelligence: emotional, intuitive, symbolic, imaginative, spiritual, interpersonal and intrapersonal. Prior knowledge of painting technique is not necessary.
Visual Arts and Special Needs – EAR 513
Discover how to include visual art in the education of children with special needs, disabilities, giftedness, and other unique learning styles/differences. Explore interdisciplinary, expressive art activities for young people that build oral, tactile, visual, sensory and motor skills that complement learning across the curriculum.
Women in Art and Literature – EAR 506
An exploration of the social, cultural, and professional situation of women as seen through art and literature. Students will undertake a search involving studio experimentation and critical thinking to clarify their own position in our culture and generate initiatives for the innovative teaching of art and literature in the classroom.
Writing about Nature
Explore creative expression using the observed natural world as a starting point. Photography, poetry personal narrative, and new media will be integrated throughout. We will draw inspiration from a local organic farm.