What exactly IS a teaching artist? While there are many definitions for individuals working in this rapidly-changing field, expert Eric Booth defines a teaching artist as “a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts.”
Our Learning Programming is led by highly-qualified teaching artists, those who seamlessly integrate their knowledge and skills within the art form of theater (and frequently other art forms as well) with a deep understanding of the ways young people and adults learn most effectively.
If you are a teaching artist in the Triad Region (or is interested in working here), we are always looking for qualified candidates to teach camps, classes, and in-school programs. Please send a resume, letter of interest, and a list of three professional references to Learning Director Lauren Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have partnered with Peppercorn Theatre to offer bi-monthly teaching artist information sessions, which will alternate between Greensboro and Winston-Salem. These sessions will serve a range of purposes, including networking with other teaching artists, learning about current and upcoming job opportunities within the teaching artist field, and professional development workshops on topics such as lesson design, classroom management, shadow puppetry and other arts-based practices, and much more.
The first of these events was held on August 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Kaleideum Downtown. Check back for information on upcoming sessions.
If you would like to receive email notifications of future workshops in this series, please click HERE.