The Workshop

Subject areas: dance, storytelling, fine art, creative writing, poetry, community engagement

Duration: 90 minutes

Audience: can be adapted for all ages and abilities

Essential Questions: How do we experience Climate Change in our bodies? What can art teach us about climate change?

Description: Students begin the workshop by listening to climate stories collected in the
Adirondacks and then create works inspired by these stories. Students might choose to respond to a story though movement, spoken word, visual arts or creative writing. University of Rochester professors, Stephanie Ashenfelder and Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp use the creative process to lead students to places of reflection and discussion. The end of the workshop centers on ways creative responses to climate change can impact us both personally
and in our community.