Summer Master Class

Thu August 8 - Sat August 24, 2019
Summer Master Class

Arts Commons Education

Summer Master Class

Thurs. Aug. 8th – Sat. Aug. 10th 2019 (Gr. 5 + focus)
Thurs. Aug. 22-24 Aug 2019 (K-4 focus)

EARLY BIRD OFFER EXTENDED! Register and pay for this amazing summer intensive course before May 15 and get 15% off!

Registration end date: July 3, 2019.

For inquires past this date, please contact

How is drama utilized as way to create an agile, collaborative learning environment in your classroom? How do non-traditional forms of theatre activate student understanding and perspectives on curriculum? How do principles of creating original performance enable you, as an educator, to build an artistic practice into your everyday classroom?

This 3 day Master Class guides you [teachers] through a process for instigating curricular inquiry through verbal and non-verbal theatre genres. You will learn how to create learning experiences centered around performance, text and dialogue, imaginative play, and collaborative theatre creation.

Whether you are an educator with roots already in drama and theatre, or have always wanted to enrich your own exposure to the dramatic arts, the Master Class sets out to cultivate and nurture your own creativity, revitalizing (or awakening) your inner artist.

Education at Arts Commons invites you this summer to discover new ways to engage students in curriculum, new ways to foster and deepen connections between students in the classroom, and new ways to inspire you individually to feed your own passion for the arts.

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Meet Your Instructors 

Jenny Peters – Lead Instructor

Jenny has a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies (specializing in performance creation). She has over 15 years working in arts education with companies such as Evergreen Theatre and Trickster Theatre. She founded Alberta's first dance-theatre company dedicated to performances for babies, toddlers and young children (Bach Tots) whose shows have been produced worldwide at Theatre-for-Young-Audiences festivals. Currently, Jenny leads the Education department at Arts Commons delivering arts based education for Grades K-12, and teacher professional development workshops.

Jennifer Roberts – Lead Instructor

Jennifer Roberts is a Freelance Artist working with Learning Through the Arts (LTTA) on a prototype project to facilitate bringing artistic influence into the design of curriculum. Utilizing her extensive experience in drama, storytelling, playwriting, clown, poetry and yoga, and the methods developed by the Lincoln Centre for Education in New York City, she works directly with teachers to explore how the two modes of creativity (teaching practice and arts practice) might influence and benefit each other.

Dwight Farahat – Guest Instructor

Dwight is well known for his work with Indigenous teens, powerful storytelling, and motivational speaking. His unique style of facilitation is a blend of social work, Hip Hop, arts, and Social Emotional Learning. Dwight has an in-depth understanding of indigenous issues and colonization. For the last ten years, he has been using Hip Hop as a tool to help youth become aware of their inner beliefs through various schools in Calgary, Antyx Community Arts, and more.


Ideal for: Workshops, seminars, intimate performances
Capacity: 60 – Theatre style seating 40 - Banquet 60 – Cocktail reception 
Accessibility: Fully wheelchair accessible 
Included: Customizable lighting, standard room set-up, event planning support

The Arts Learning Centre is a multi-functional space adaptable to your needs with a creative edge—plus, there is maximum flexibility in decorating options, enabling you to bring your vision to life.