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Patricia Carreras

Contact Name: Patricia Carreras


Hernando, Mississippi

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Phone: (662) 701-5005

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Patricia Carreras is a seasoned teaching artist and storyteller who has been working in the classrooms and on the stages across the USA since 1984. She is active with the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts in Education,
Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts and is currently creating lessons for DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION network with ARKANSAS LEARNING THROUGH THE ARTS. She is also known for her GIGGLIN GERTIE Storytelling Clown character who teaches audiences that the key to imagination is the key to a happy life.

Contact Patricia Carreras at psc3ps@gmail.com


Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: The Silent Narrative: Pantomime

Program Type: Arts Curriculum

Program Description:

Re-creating and dramatizing a painting, a photograph, a paragraph or a thought is the essence of this imaginative residency that brings well known illustrations and photographs to life. Through teamwork and coaching, students learn the basics of pantomime (silent storytelling) as they interpret works by American Illustrator Norman Rockwell and Civil Rights photographer Earnest Withers. Using simple writing exercises and Pantomime elements, (body, gesture and illusion) students will COMPARE and CONTRAST these Artists and then develop a silent narrative with action, music and sound based on one work presented in class. Teaching Artist and Pantomime Specialist Patricia Carreras leads this new and exciting experience that literally brings the frozen image to life.

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Program Title: Story Theatre with Puppets

Program Type: Arts Curriculum

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Lesson Goal: Through hands on manipulation and storytelling, Students will discover the definition of ‘puppet’ as an object that comes to life in front of an audience using the body, imagination and concentration.

Target Audience: K-2 (Story: Hungry Little Caterpillar and Enormous Turnip.)

Lesson Objectives: The student will– discover there are many types of puppets and experience hands on manipulation with string, rod, hand and finger puppets–as well as Body /Bonraku style team puppetry. Student will use puppets as characters in a story and present to class as puppeteer or narrator of action; the student will (TSW) understand the three parts of a story.

General: Literature, pre-reading, Science tn cc LA, Reading, 1, 2.

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Program Title: Pantomime

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Pantomime is a Silent Story that uses the body, the imagination and concentration; it is comprised of “Who, What and Where” of a story that includes a beginning, middle and an end; Pantomime is the Universal Language of expression, gesture and emotion. In one word, Pantomime is communication.

Children in grades 3 through 4 often use pantomime as a pre-reading exercise to explore themes of stories read in class. Pantomime teaches listening skills and problem solving techniques through the re-creation of a story using only the body.
Pantomime is a social activity where students must work together as a team to create an idea and then realize it in physical terms without words

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