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.  Participants will explore their own creativity and gain practical skills to integrate a variety of arts disciplines into language arts, social studies, science and math. Connections are made to the Common Core and the Visual and Performing Arts Standards and reflection/discussion strategies are explored that apply to all student work.  Brain research that is foundational to all learning is introduced and strategies for developing metacognition are illuminated. Emphasis is placed on practices that support the creation of a supportive environment for creative exploration and expression.


Dates: Five Saturdays:  September 26, October 3 & 24, November 14 and December 5, 2015

Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Location: All workshops are held at Inner-City Arts’ beautiful campus, 720 Kohler St., LA, CA  90021


Two Salary Points (through LAUSD) or two Extension Units (through Mount St. Mary’s University, for an additional fee) are available.

Flyer and registration form can be downloaded at:


·         Hands-on workshops in drawing, painting, ceramics, dance, music, drama, poetry and playmaking;

·         Opportunities to explore one’s creativity;

·         Practical strategies to integrate the arts with each other and into all content areas;

·         Exploration of brain research that builds an understanding of the potential value of arts in the classroom;

·         Classroom/studio management strategies when teaching in and through the arts;

·         Tools for establishing a safe space for creative exploration and expression;

·         Connections to curriculum standards for those teaching in the public schools;

·         A variety of strategies that to help students reflect and respond to their own and others’ work.


"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.


Please contact: Valerie Miller

Phone:  213.627.9621,  ext. 113

[email protected]