Sierra Vista Unified School District recently launched its Creative Arts Learning Lab as an initiative to integrate more instruction in the arts for elementary school students.
“We hope to create opportunities in the arts for our elementary kiddos,” said Carrie Duerk, Buena High School Theater Teacher. “It’s called the Creative Arts Learning Lab rather than one of our theater monikers because we’re really hoping to expand it to be other opportunities like elementary choir or a ceramics lab or all these things with that art brain-body connection. So, our kids can learn in these other ways beyond what they’re doing in their typical six-hour classroom day.”
Currently, the lab includes a theater program, in which elementary students will be learning the basics of acting and theater production in 10 rehearsals to deliver a performance of “Alice in Wonderland” on April 16 at the Rothery Educational Center.
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