Summer 2015 Workshops
To register, please call 302 737-2903 or 610 517-4263.

The African Presence in Mexico as seen through the eyes of their masks

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Date: June 18, 2015, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: University of Delaware
When we think of Mexico we rarely think of the African influences on its culture, but the over 250,000 slaves that were brought to Mexico by the Spanish left an indelible mark on Mexican art, music, and tradition. Participants will experience these traditions through mask making and design. Workshop participants will compare and contrast the University of Delaware’s African Mask Collection with the DIAE’s Mexican Mask Collection. Along with the historical background information, participants will discuss symbolism in masks, materials used, mask making techniques, and ways masks were given specific powers.

Break Through to Shakespeare -- Innovative ways to Engage the Bard

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Date: June 19, 2015, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: University of Delaware
Shakespeare left clues within his writing for the actor to grasp the depth of the scene quickly and clearly. Using punctuation, imagery, assonance, alliteration, rhetoric, historical culture, etc., teachers will see the text with the eyes of an actor as well as an educator. Participants will write monologues containing these clues, and the day will end with a staged reading of three key Shakespeare bullying scenes interspersed with actors reading/interpreting monologues from the workshop participants.

Welcome to the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education

DIAE provides a unique aesthetic education program for Delaware's teachers and their students. To see a 5-minute interview with DIAE Executive Director Danny Peak, click here or the graphic to the right. This is a good introduction to DIAE.

Schools who join in DIAE's programs develop a partnership with the state's most comprehensive education provider whose primary mission is to enhance through the Arts the quality of education for Delaware's students.

We offer Workshops and Summer Sessions you may find of interest. Also, we provide here a set of Teacher Resources about the cultures on which we focused during past Summer Sessions.

This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency committed to promoting and supporting the arts in Delaware. For additional information on arts activities in Delaware, visit the Delaware Division of the Arts homepage

Art Educators Recognized. Click here to learn about some exceptional art educators.

Resources from the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education 2013 Summer Institute for Educators

"Salsa" Web Resources

Pop-Up Books Web Resources

Mesopotamia Web Resources

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