As part of the Journey Program, the Huntington Arts Council offers an annual series of Cultural Arts Workshops for teachers.This professional development opportunity earns in-service credit for teachers in keeping with their district policy. Workshops are free for teachers in participating districts, but are open to outside districts for $15 per workshop.
This series of 5 workshops takes place every fall. Come to one or all five. Dates for 2012 are October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and November 7th. Times are 4:30-7:30pm at Huntington High School , 188 Oakwood Road , Huntington .
2012 Cultural Workshops
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
"Hip- Hop - A Tool for Literacy"
Linda H. Humes founder of Yaffa Cultural Arts Inc. and Adjunct Lecturer, John Jay College, NYC. Linda will lead this workshop. Educators will learn how to discern the positive and negative components of Hip Hop and how to provide tools of this powerful movement to motivate, educate and foster a closer relationship with young people. This provides techniques for storytelling through voice and literature.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
"Enduring Indian Traditions - from Ancient Times to Bollywood"
Dr. Rohini Ramanathan, the Founder/Director of India Heritage Institute of LI and Founder/Lead Singer/Director of the East-West World Music Epiphany, will present an overview of the history and culture of the Indian subcontinent, from the Indus Valley Civilization to birth of the Republic. Participants will be also guided through a writing exercise and a live music demonstration. The western influence on India 's current film, fashion, literature, cuisine, sports will be explored
alongside India 's ancient rich cultural heritage.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
"Steelpan Drum - Dissent to Cultural Identity"
Musician Rudyard Crichlow will talk about the Steelpan Drum - and its evolution from an instrument once associated with rebellion to today's world class instrument. Participants will learn the story behind the development of the steel pan and its link with the history of Trinidad and Tobago . The process of creating a steel pan and the instruments from which it has evolved will also be explored and attendees will have the chance to try many steel pans and play other drums and auxiliary percussion instruments.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
"Brush Painting Traditions from Asia "
Established artist and college instructor Sung-Sook Setton has studied under Korean and Chinese masters prior to her three-decade long practice of water-ink painting. Her presentation is based on the wonders of her native Korean culture with a comprehensive introduction to technique of Asian brush painting. She shares the intricacies of her art and a look at her personal sketch books. She will provide expert guidance and materials for a hands-on experience of brush painting.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
"Tamara and the Shadow Theatre of Java"
** This event has been rescheduled from November 7th. Location has changed to Huntington Arts Council â€“ 213 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743
Shadow Master of Javanese Wayang Kulit puppet theatre Tamara Fielding will discuss the art of Indonesian shadow puppet theatre. She will also display museum quality puppets, explore the culture of Indonesia and tell her personal story of her childhood during tremendous changes in Indonesia during WWII. Workshop participants will be able to try on masks and traditional batik prints and recreate some traditional Javanese stories.
For more information, please contact Peggy Low, Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 631-271-8423 x14 or firstname.lastname@example.org.