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Wolf Trap – Creativity Connects: Arts in Early Learning (Inclusive Learning Through the Arts)

October 18, 2018

A FREE one-day symposium focused on creating inclusive early learning environments through arts integration.

Creativity Connects: Arts in Early Learning will bring together community leaders in five diverse cities to spark a dialogue about early learning through the arts. The project, funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, is being implemented in partnership between Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, a national leader in early childhood arts integration; and the Institute for Child Success (ICS) an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization.

Topic: Inclusive Learning Through the Arts

Featuring:Dr. Janice Gruendel, Fellow, Edward Zigler Center at Yale University and Senior Fellow, Institute for Child Success
Dr. Janice Gruendel is a fellow at the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University, where she supports the development of the MOMS Partnership, a New Haven and Yale-hosted initiative for mothers whose incomes are low with young children. Dr. Gruendel is also a senior fellow at the Institute for Child Success, where she focuses her work on influencing policy on service delivery for adult caregivers and young children. She is a co-author of the book “Mommy, Who’ll Take Care of Me?”

Mary Addie
Program Coordinator, National and Affiliate Services
Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
1645 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone:  703.937.6306 x4105
Fax:  703.255.1924
Email: marya@wolftrap.org


October 18, 2018


Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1101 13th St
Denver, CO 80204 United States
(303) 893-4100
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Wolf Trap
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Title: 2280 Pasos Bajo un Cielo Nublado | Artist: Hernán Jourdan | Medium: Film

When I was asked to create a work of art exploring literacy, I wanted to create a dance but I had no dancers or a studio, so I chose to use my own body in the space I had, my yard. Fluent Nature is video of micro-choreography that explores what cannot be expressed with words, how nature has its own language, and how placing the human body in nature changes the story.

Title: What Is Me and What Is Not Me | Artist: Alex Chadwell | Medium: Music

My thinking on arts and literacy centers around the concept of literacies and artmaking as both sense-making and meaning-making processes that organically and inevitably overlap, intersect, and reciprocate. Compositionally, What is me and what is not me is a sound collage of sorts (there is no notation for the piece, and I'd be hard pressed to recreate it accurately) that abstractly and aurally represents the relationships between literacies and artmaking.

Title: A Curious Honeybee | Artist: Gideon Young | Medium: Film

Offering welcome through traditional and digital elements of literacy, A Curious Honeybee provides an experiential learning environment by activating visual, musical, natural, and emotional literacies.

Title: Tercera Llamada | Artist: Karilú Forshee | Medium: Audio

La Carpa Theatre is a project that I am currently directing in the Detroit Latinx community. The project aims to strengthen and uplift youth voices through devised theatre, in the style of the Mexican Carpas. This audio was created in the theatrical environment envisioned for our project. The ways in which literacies are re-defined are at the heart of La Carpa Theatre's mission.

Title: Literaseas | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite and ink on paper with digital edits

Title: A Riddle | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits

Title: False Binaries | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits