In person & online, we are here to support and provoke you, fellow teaching artists.
In a world of state standards, external expectations and internal drama, it’s hard to find the playfulness in the work. We understand. Our master classes (in person and online) are all about YOU: How do you play? What do you yearn to teach? How can you dance in the unknown with your students? What risks can you take? What support do you need? Because we know that when you are inspired, your students will be too. Ensemble devising, active play, alternative methods for creating curriculum… These are just a few playgrounds waiting for you.
“Jess Pillmore will rearrange your brain. She is smart, compassionate and skilled. She knows art. Her excitement about my ideas and my day really changed my attitude. This large task I had before me suddenly seemed not only possible, but exciting…”
– Catharine K. Slusar (Actor, Director, and Associate Professor at Bryn Mawr College)
(1) TEACHER WORKSHOPS (on-site)
Whether it’s at your conference or your school, we will spark your staff beyond their expectations. We play as if our lives depend on it, because they do. Our education system needs active, creative play in all subjects. We are here to help you discover how. It’s not about how we teach. It’s about how and why you and your staff teach. We deepen and expand their unique voice. We advocate for the students’ voice.
PERFECT FOR: Educators who yearn to activate their students’ voices. Art educators (creative and performing arts) who want to create more student-led projects, ensemble devised learning and more fun for themselves as teacher and student.
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(2) ONLINE COURSES WITH ONE-ON-ONE COACHING
Want to challenge yourself on your own time and space, but still get personal coaching and accountability? These courses are right up your alley. We’ve designed intense hybrids of online courses and creative coaching in multiple areas to expand both why and how you teach your art.
PERFECT FOR: Professional artists transitioning into guest teaching artists and workshop creation. Educators who yearn to activate their students’ voices. Art educators (creative and performing arts) who want to create student-led projects, ensemble devised learning and more fun for themselves as teacher and student.
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(3) SUSTAINABLE ARTISTRY (Tele-Coaching)
You love your art. You love it in your life. You feel there could be more to all this creative fabulousness. Whether you’re full-time, part-time, amateur or professional, sustainable artistry is about achieving the balance you need to keep creating. With email and telephone coaching sessions, the answers to how will be coaxed out of hiding.
PERFECT FOR: Anyone wanted to stretch their boundaries in their art and profession. Clients have included new and seasoned teachers, professional artists wanting to craft a career change, recent graduates ready to form a plan on which city to create a new artistic home… If you are sick of feeling depleted of energy, flow, hope, time and/or cash, and you’re ready to start asking hard questions and dreaming big again, then this is for you.