About Our Programs
Our arts learning programs for PreK–12 grade students include inspiring assembly programs, hands-on workshops and in-depth residencies.
Young Audiences of Northern California is excited to offer Residencies, Workshops and Performance adapted to Distance Learning this year!
Creating a hybrid of live and pre-recorded lesson plans and performances is our new normal. Our artists have honed their craft for real-time, in-person learning.
How does this translate to Virtual Learning?
We have created live-zoom classes each week with the students as well as delivering pre-recorded activities, assignments, and study materials.
Feel free to explore our Artists page and learn more. Any artists with the "Virtual Programs Available" logo are ready to bring virtual programming to your school!
Often occurring before or after an assembly performance, workshops provide concentrated, hands-on arts experiences in which students connect with the artist they have just seen perform and explore their own creativity.
Workshops are more condensed than residencies in that they can occur just one, two, or three times. While they are not as involved or detailed in terms of skill-building or experimentation as a longer residency, workshops invite students to engage closely with an art form and participate in learning a dance, song, or cultural element in a way that often inspires future interest.
A residency transforms the classroom into a studio by bringing a Teaching Artist into the students’ routine for a period of 6 to 16 sessions, offering students the chance to experience an art form close-up, hands-on and for an extended period. Residencies are geared toward forging deep connections and fostering creativity.
Very often, the Teaching Artist links the content of residency to something the classroom teachers are working on in the curriculum, or, something the school is working on at-large (such as linking a visual arts program to math or science topics; or using a drumming residency to foster team-building or school citizenship).
Every residency begins with a Planning Meeting between classroom teachers and the Teaching Artist to ensure a successful, collaborative experience.
Assembly performances invite students to experience a professional dance, theater or music program right in their school. These programs can occur as single, school-wide performances, or as two back-to-back performances divided by grade-level.
We offer professional development workshops and coaching-based residencies to schools, school districts and arts organizations in integrated learning, Common Core Standards, arts infusion and literacy development. Experts in program design and evaluation, Arts Ed Matters excel at listening to the goals of your program and custom designing a package that meets your needs, led with rich learning opportunities for children and adults.How To Schedule