Companion Workshops

Students in a companion workshop

Activate the Performance Experience!

“How did the workshop affect the students’ experience of the show? My conversations with students after the show showed such high level thinking around ideas of character empathy, motivation and artistic choices. “

- Jessica Eaton, grade 4 teacher, BFA/Fairfax

“The instructor knew how to relate to our students, and really made the workshop relevant and fun for them. I would love to have another workshop anytime! It was no-hassle, and the kids loved it.

-Lynne Manley, Grade 11-12 teacher, Milton HS

Highly interactive matinee companion workshops turn student matinees into more meaningful learning experiences for your students. Before or after the show, professional teaching artists visit your class and lead activities designed to give your students insight into the artists’ creative choices, arouse curiosity about the performance’s themes, and help students reflect upon and understand the show’s content.

Workshops can be held in your classroom on days before and/or after the show (minimum: 2 back-to-back workshops) or at a Flynn studio the day of the matinee before and/or after the show (on-site workshops available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

COST Companion Workshops cost $100 each (plus round trip mileage) Check our funding resources page for ideas on where to seek funds if your own budget or school doesn’t have the resources to cover it. We have limited grants to support these workshops in schools; inquire if you've already exhausted school, community, PTO and other funds--we work hard to make these experiences available for ALL students. If you are able to receive grant support from the Flynn, schools are still expected to cover the cost of travel/mileage.

To order a workshop click here. For more info, email schoolprogramsREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@flynncenter.org or call 802-652-4548 ext. 0.

Special Opportunity for Homeschoolers!

We want all students to experience the arts, and the shows offered by the Flynn’s Student Matinee Series illustrate the dynamic relationship between the performing arts and history, literature, and world cultures, and sometimes introduce fascinating art forms that lie outside the curriculum, like puppetry, dance, and more. The Homeschool SMS Initiative invites homeschool families to take part in a special workshop with a Flynn teaching artist on the day of a student matinee that fosters arts education and community growth, as students are exposed to high quality performances and companion workshops. Please contact us if you are interested in this opportunity for your students! 

Note: a minimum of 10 participants must be registered a month prior to the date of the event in order for these workshops to run...

Homeschool SMS Initiative, 2016-2017 Season:

Pricing

$20 per person (includes 1-hour pre- or post-workshop and the matinee performance). 

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe | Monday, October 17, 2016

Ages: 7-13 years old
Matinee: 09:30 am
Workshop: 10:45 - 11:45 am
Location: Hoehl Studio (3rd Floor)

[register here by September 17]

Peter Rabbit Tales | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ages: 4-9 years old
Matinee: 09:30 am
Workshop: 10:45 - 11:45 am
Location: Chase Studio (1st Floor)

[register here by October 29]

MOMIX | Monday, February 13, 2017

Ages: 6-15 years old
Workshop: 10:15 - 11:15 am
Location: Chase Studio (1st Floor)
Lunch*: 11:15-11:45 am
Matinee: 12:00 pm

[register here by January 13]

The American Revolution | Monday, March 13, 2017

Ages: 9-15 years old
Workshop: 10:15 - 11:15 am
Location: Chase Studio (1st Floor)
Lunch*: 11:15-11:45 am
Matinee: 12:00 pm

[register here by February 13]

Ty Defoe: Native American Culture Revealed | Monday, April 17, 2017

Ages: 7-13 years old
Matinee: 09:30 am
Workshop: 10:45 - 11:45 am
Location: Chase Studio (1st Floor)

[register here by March 17]

*You may bring lunch and eat in the studio or head out to eat before the show

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