Side X Side: Project M.A.I.N.E. Workshop @ Monson Arts

Side x Side/Monson Arts Partnership June 28th 

Monson Arts is excited to be partnering with Side X Side to host three FREE fun and engaging workshops on Friday, June 28th from 8:30am-4pm. Join us for these visual and performing arts integration workshops and enjoy a full day of art making and real-time connections to classroom content and student experience.

To sign up for any of these FREE workshops click the link —> Side X Side Sign-Up Link and look for the Monson workshop.

Workshop 1
MOVING WORDS: Making theater/Making poems
In this action-packed workshop, participants will create new collaborative performance pieces and poetry. We’ll use elements such as collage and music to move us back and forth between creating theater and poetry: text will launch us into action, and action will lead us into new writing experiments. This fun, hands-on, generative workshop is designed for all and is applicable to all kinds of teaching.
Workshop Leaders:
Gretchen Berg, Side x Side teaching artist
Dawn Potter, author or editor of nine books of prose and poetry, most recently the poetry collection “Accidental Hymn.” She is the director of the Conference on Poetry and Learning at Monson Arts (taking place this year July 5–7), leads the high school studio writing program at Monson Arts, has worked as a teaching artist in classrooms around New England, and now and again plays fiddle and sings.

Workshop 2
Painted Patterns and the Double Accordion
This workshop will explore the rich visual and sculptural possibilities of double accordion book forms. By introducing color, contrast, cutouts, and flags, each book will come alive in three dimensions. Participants will paint abstract patterned paper and incorporate it into a double accordion “tunnel” book, finished with a simple hard cover that can be used with any content area. Together we will explore two of workshop leader Jill’s favorite things – the incredibly fun double accordion book structure and making abstracted painted patterns.
Workshop Leader: Jill Osgood, Side x Side teaching artist

Workshop 3
From 2D to 3D: Painted Paper Sculptures
Participants will explore various techniques to create dynamic painted papers. Using a wide range of paper materials, you will learn to transform them into a variety of sculptural objects. Participants are invited to connect this work to their classroom content such as life science, math, or literacy.
Workshop Leader: Cat LaBarre, Side x Side teaching artist

To sign up for any of these FREE workshops click the link —> Side X Side Sign-Up Link and look for the Monson workshop.

Questions? Email or call 207-997-2070