PROGRAM GUIDE

Below is the digital program guide from Arts Ed Newark. Access information on in-school, afterschool, weekend and professional development programs offered by our partners. You can filter by ages served, art forms, program type, and cost. We hope it helps parents, students, teachers, and administrators access more arts programming here in Newark.

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Trauma-Informed Care And the Arts Training Series

Are you an educator, youth development worker, teaching artist or healthcare professional that serves youth in Newark? Do you want to learn more about trauma-informed care? This special hands-on series, a result of a year-long collaboration at Arts Ed Newark, will be led by trauma and arts specialists who will guide discussion about how trauma is defined and impacts youth and ourselves. You will learn how arts strategies can promote resilience and create safer youth spaces. Please join us for this important and necessary training series. Credits available for participants of entire series. You must attend all three workshops in the series.

Mayuri Chandra

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Summer Arts Camp 2021

The Institute of Music for Children is located in Elizabeth, NJ.

Summer Arts 2021 will offer IN-PERSON full-day camp for grades 1-11. July 5 - Aug 6. Students will rotate through a wide-range of art classes in the A.M. including instrumental music (piano, guitar, drums, violin), visual, media, and performing arts including acting, singing and a variety of dance forms (breakdance, hip hop, jazz/modern). During P.M. hours students can rehearse for the Production or participate in Recreation - group games and activities.

ONLINE CLASSES & PRIVATE LESSONS offered July 5- July 31 in wide range of art forms for grades 1-11. Classes are held either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs. Friday Fun Day is free to all enrolled students and includes Gametime, KidSpeak or Teen Talk.

Affordable. Payment Plans and Financial Aid available.

Alysia Souder

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YOGA - Mindfulness and Meditation

Yoga program in-school Northstar Academy, located in Newark NJ.
10th graders learn Self awareness, self management and social awareness skills.

D. Gent

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Virtual In-School Residencies

Students Thrive in the Spotlight.

Bring NJPAC teaching artists right to your classroom for multiple sessions. Our residencies are designed to serve up to 30 students for one classroom and can be delivered Virtually (Fall) or In-person (Winter/Spring). To make things even easier, you’ll have a dedicated program manager to help you every step of the way.

Why choose NJPAC residencies?

Flexible to meet your needs
Affordable pricing structure
NJPAC-trained artist faculty
All programs meet or exceed National and State Standards
We’re New Jersey’s regional provider for National Arts Education Program
We provide a program manager to help you fully integrate the residency into your school

Programs we offer:
Play-Write-Perform
Hip Hop Arts and Culture
Storytelling through Dance
Storytelling through Drama

Contact us for grade requirements

Kim Washington

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Professional Development

Get your learn on.

Expand your teaching skills, deepen your curriculum and give yourself a creative boost in NJPAC’s forward-thinking professional development workshops. PDs are for teachers all the way from pre-K to high school, and include hip hop, dance, storytelling, theater, music and more. Not only will you learn something… you’ll have fun and be inspired. Don’t see what you want? Reach out and let us customize a PD to meet your needs.

Why choose NJPAC professional development?

Creative, fun, cutting-edge topics
In-person and online trainings
Customizable to meet your needs
Designed with your requests and feedback in mind
We design PDs based on your needs and feedback

Contact us to start the process of bringing these programs to your school virtually or in person.

Kim Washington

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Saturday Arts Training

Be colorful. Be connected. Be part of our kaleidoscope of performing arts classes this Fall.

Do you want to sing, dance, and act on stage? Maybe rapping, DJing and beatboxing is more your style? Or is our jazz ensemble calling your name? No matter what revs your creative engine, one thing’s for sure — there’s no limit to what you can discover at NJPAC.

So come join the fun, and bring along all the things that make you uniquely you. Our kaleidoscope isn’t complete without you!

Kim Washington

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Creative Play: Mini Zoo Edition!

From October to December, join us for a fun time with our friends from Turtle Back Zoo! We will have story time and a presentation of live animals!

We will showcase different animals every week.

This is a program specifically designed for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

The Newark Museum of Art is operating under new protocols to keep our visitors and staff as safe as possible. As part of planning your visit, all visitors aged 12 and up must show proof of vaccination with a copy of vaccination card or photo, along with personal identification, or present a negative Covid-19 test from the last 72 hours.

Programming for Endangered! is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and support from Fannie and Morris Sklaw Foundation, Inc., The Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation, Eleonore K. Cohen and generous individual donors.

Kirsten Mayer

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KEEP ART ALIVE “Where Art Meets Social Justice”

STEAM URBAN Presents:
KEEP ART ALIVE
“Where Art = Social Justice”

A FREE S.T.E.A.M Summer Program for students in grade K-8th!

When: July 12-30th & August 9-20th
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 10am-2pm
Location: Greater Newark Conservancy: 32 Prince Street Newark NJ, 07103

Somethings to look forward to:
•FUN ! FOOD! FREEDOM!
•Yoga / Dance / Meditation / Performance
•Daily Journaling and Scrapbooking
•Design Arty the STEAM Bot using cardboard and recyclable materials
• Create a T-shirt about Educational Inequities through digital design
• Tie Dye T-shirts with natural materials and learn about water pollution and up-cycling
• Mixed media landscapes
• Nature Paintings and Collages using nature items
• Cooking science using fresh ingredients
• Short film creations about how students view social justice and their contribution to the world

Fallon Davis

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Dance Residency

In addition to our studio classes offered in our facility in Montclair, SMAPA provides in-school and after school residencies in both public and private schools. All forms of dance are offered including creative movement for younger students, and tap, West African and Theater Dance for older students. We also have programs which incorporate theater games. All these programs are appropriate for K-8 and address NJ Core Curriculum Standards.

Sharron Miller

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Workshops & Residencies

Young Audiences workshops and residencies allow students to gain increased knowledge and skills within individual art forms.

For more information visit: https://www.yanjep.org/program-type/workshops-residencies/

Donnajean Reckelhoff

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Glass Art Field Trip

The Glass-Art Field Trip
Centered on the beauty and magic of glass-art, our signature Field Trip offers students the opportunity to create glass beads over a 2000 degree torch in our Flame Shop, individual glass-mosaics in our Flat Shop, and witness an exciting demonstration of glassblowing in our Hot Shop (when available). All projects include an introduction to and practice with glass tools, as well as lessons in basic color and design theory. Unique in the field of visual arts, especially in its use of fire and glass, this multi-dimensional learning experience can activate one or more indicators of engagement in students such as responsiveness, curiosity, investigation, discovery, anticipation, persistence and initiation.

Lisa Duggan

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Afterschool Arts Institute

Fall Into FUN with our afterschool Arts institute located in Elizabeth, NJ.

Admin

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Afterschool Arts Institute

We have carefully planned our Afterschool Institute 2021 - 22 Program for you. We have had to make some class opportunities changes due to the current health climate that we are in, but hope that there are a variety of classes for you and your child to select from. Please contact our office if you have any questions. Welcome Back!

Admin

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School Residencies

Students thrive in the Spotlight.
Bring NJPAC teaching artists right to your classroom for multiple sessions. Our residencies are designed to serve up to 30 students for one classroom and can be delivered in person or virtual. To make things even easier, you’ll have a dedicated program manager to help you every step of the way.

Why choose NJPAC residencies?

Flexible to meet your needs
Affordable pricing structure
NJPAC-trained artist faculty
All programs meet or exceed National and State Standards
We’re New Jersey’s regional provider for National Arts Education Program
We provide a program manager to help you fully integrate the residency into your school

Contact us for grade requirements

Kim Washington

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Schooltime Performances (Virtual Fall)

Take a trip to the theater.

There’s no need to get on the bus and travel to NJPAC to see a world-class performance… now, students can take a field trip, right from home! Along with a variety of online performances to choose from, we also offer comprehensive Teacher Resource Guides to help you plan your curriculum, as well as pre-and post-performance workshops and talkbacks to deepen the experience.

Why do schools choose NJPAC?

The easy online viewing experience
Access to diverse, world-class artists and performances
Comprehensive Teacher Resource Guides
Pre- and post-performance workshops and talkbacks

Kim Washington

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NJSO Youth Orchestras

Coached by NJSO musicians, the NJSO Youth Orchestras give qualified middle- and high-school students—especially Black and Latinx youth in the Greater Newark area—unparalleled opportunities to achieve personal and musical excellence.

Youth Orchestras rehearse on select Saturdays from October—June. Depending on ensemble placement, activities take place between the hours of 9:30 am–3:30 pm.

In 2021–22, in-person rehearsals will take place at John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. Students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in person. There is a virtual-only option for students who are not vaccinated.

Students interested in joining the program should email education@njsymphony.org to inquire about openings. There are opportunities for students in grades 4-11 ranging from beginner string instruction to advanced symphony orchestra.

Joanna Borowski

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Tiny Steps

This is a fun and energetic introduction to tap and ballet for boys and girls. Body alignment and spatial awareness, responsiveness to music and ballet vocabulary are woven into the interactive and fun experiences that delight young dancers.
It all begins with a single step...tiny, tiny steps!

Richard Marshall

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Student Empowerment Through SEL in Music Education

Save The Music, in partnership with the Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning, has launched a new professional learning program specifically geared towards teaching music educators how to embed social emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom. Student Empowerment Through SEL in Music Education includes nine, monthly webinars from September 2021 to May 2022. The webinars are free to attend and tailored for music educators but are also relevant for student musicians, parents and families, as well as music education advocates. All those interested in SEL in music education are welcome to join!

Rebecca Hof

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Young Audiences Assemblies

Young Audiences offers a variety of Assembly programs developed to increases awareness and appreciation of different cultures, backgrounds, and points of view. Young Audiences Assembly programs are delivered directly to school communities. Partners can select amongst through 3 easily accessible Assembly formats, In-Person, Live Virtual, or Pre-Recorded On Demand.

For More details visit: https://www.yanjep.org/program-type/performances-assembly/

Donnajean Reckelhoff