with Brittany DeNegris, Mixed Media Sculpture Artist
& Lee Fogel, Somatic Movement / Arts Educator
Tuesdays, Aug 30-Dec 20
*No class Sept 27, Oct 4, Nov 8
Stories in Motion combines visual arts, music, poetry, storytelling, and movement to bring children’s stories to life! We’ll learn about each other through real life, family and cultural stories, as well as craft fables and all manner of imagined tales. We’ll explore modes of expression and documentation in ways that are accessible to all ages, including performance, story-boarding, video, photography, and bookmaking. This series will culminate in an informal show for family and friends, in which kids can participate as storyteller/performers, stage crew, ushers and more!
“Salamander Arts provided a warm, supportive, creative environment for kids of all ages, and our 5 yr old loved it. She made friends, had a great time, and was proud of her artistic endeavors. We’d send her back in a heartbeat.” — Parent of Nina (age 6)
Meet your Teachers!
Lee has been teaching arts and somatic practices to people of all ages for nearly 20 years. She holds an MA in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing, a BA in Visual Arts and Dance, and is currently working towards her Franklin Method Teacher certification. Her work with children has taken her into hospitals, schools, community centers and more, using healing and creative arts to promote wellbeing, conflict resolution, and academic learning. She is so thrilled to be offering her home now as a nurturing and creative space for kids.
Brittany is a mixed media artist who sees art making as a way to explore infinite what ifs(?). Her practice is led by process, and plays with her fascination with materials, landscapes, language, and the richness of daily life. She has made projects and research internationally (Svalbard, South Korea, Japan, Mexico…) and throughout the US. She has taught at various universities and colleges, as well as worked with young children. She holds a BFA in Visual Communication from the University of Delaware and an MFA in Art from Carnegie Mellon University.
- Small Group Classes (10 kids max) with individualized attention to students’ needs and interests
- Highly skilled instructors with backgrounds in Somatics, the Arts and Education, trained in our Salamander Arts Pedagogy highlighting Embodiment/Mindfulness, Creativity & Community
- A cozy environment for kids to rest, connect, and create
- Fun activities that support emotional, physical, mental, and social wellbeing & development
- Collaborative projects that foster community across age and background
- Leadership opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities
- Support for developmental and behavioral goals
- Weekly Emails with Photos & Updates
- Step-by-step instructions for Arts Based & Embodied Mindfulness Activities you can do at home
- A final show and gathering to celebrate your young artists
- School Pickup from Lea & Penn Alexander
- Healthy Snacks
- Homework Assistance during snack & sketchbook time
- COVID safe practices