CREATIVITY IN THE CLASSROOM at Inner-City Arts is a series of five engaging, hands-on workshops for classroom teachers, teaching artists and other interested community members. The series is designed for those new to the visual and performing arts, as well as those with a full range of experience. Teachers will explore their own creativity and gain practical skills to integrate a variety of arts disciplines into language arts, social studies, science and math. Artists and community members will explore their own creative impulses, and expand their knowledge base of various arts media, including drawing, painting, ceramics, dance, music, poetry and playmaking. Connections are made to the Common Core and the Visual and Performing Arts Standards. Brain research, foundational to all learning, is examined in the context of arts activities and ideas. Emphasis is placed on practices that support the creation of a supportive and creative learning environment, as well as personal growth through the arts. 

WHEN and WHERE: Dates: Five Saturdays: September 26, October 3 and 24, November 14 and December 5, 2015 Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm Place: All workshops are held at Inner-City Arts' beautiful and secure campus, 720 Kohler St. LA, CA 90021 Phone: 213-627-9621, ext. 113 

SALARY POINTS ARE AVAILABLE: Two Salary Points (though LAUSD) or two Extension Units (through Mount St. Mary's University) are available. 

TO REGISTER: The Program flyer and registration form can be downloaded at http://www.inner-cityarts.org/what-we-do-programs-course-descriptions.php 

SELECTED TESTIMONIALS FROM PARTICIPANTS: "This is the most inspirational, positive and empowering class I have taken in 35 years of teaching....I tapped into the techniques taught and it has transformed my classroom." - Jeff J., High school English teacher "I shared with all who would listen or could be held gently captive as I 'downloaded' the best learning experience ever!" - Martha L., Elementary school teacher "This is a very thorough and useful workshop. I will be recommending it to all of our teachers and artists." - Margit, Director of Education, Community Arts Org. 

FOR QUESTIONS OR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Valerie Miller, Coordinator Phone: 213.627.9621, ext. 113 val@inner-cityarts.org