Interested in bringing the Paramount to your class or organization? We offer engaging teaching-artist residencies that can help you to meet necessary state and national standards while incorporating the arts. Click around to see what fits your needs.
Are you interested in bringing an outreach program to your school but not sure if one that we have is the program for you? Not to worry! We are happy to design an artist residency tailored to your institution’s desires and needs. Chat with our Director of Education and Community Engagement Shannon Cameron at email@example.com about what we can do for you and your students.
Broadway Panel Series
Paramount is excited to announce the launch of its new outreach program. We are thrilled to have Jess Godwin, singer-songwriter and musical theatre actress come to the area to share her Shameless program with your students.
Currently Jess has been piloting Shameless in Chicago Public Schools, but we felt it an important program to bring to students in the greater Aurora area. Shameless is a performance and a collaborative songwriting workshop for middle and high school students that gives voice to hidden feelings of shame, jealousy, comparison, and the need for perfection that so many of us have, and teaches fundamentals of moving beyond them. Having struggled herself with some of these issues as a professional performer, Jess Godwin feels it’s important to be a role model for young people to help overcome shame stigmas and develop an empowered sense of identity. In this workshop, she will incorporate original music, live electronic looping, and candid stories about her experiences as a kid, as an adult, and as a woman in the music industry. She will lead open discussions and a free-write with the students that will help them express and work out their own experiences on this issue. At the end of the workshop, Jess will guide the students in collectively creating a short, original song based on our discussion. It is a freeing and empowering experience for students. Please watch the short documentary below about the program.
BOOK YOUR SCHOOL FOR FALL
If this resonates with you, email our Director of Education and Community Engagement Shannon Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time for Jess to come to your school. Please know we’ll do everything we can to break down any barriers (time or financial) to allow your students to experience this workshop.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 5–9 PM
CALLING ALL MOMS!
In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us for First Fridays at Paramount School of the Arts from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, March 6. The theme is Woman Up! including mini workshops for all the moms out there.
5 SELF-CARE PRACTICES FOR MOMS
Whether you work inside or outside the home, have newborns, toddlers or teenagers, being a mom is HARD work. Often we’re good at taking care of everyone else but ourselves. It isn’t always easy to come by, but Amy Jackson from The Perch will show you how to use just 5 minutes of your day to take a little time for yourself to recharge. All women welcome! These self-care tips are great practice for everyone, so feel free to stop by even if you don’t have kiddos with you.
WE’LL TAKE CARE OF THE KIDS
While you’re getting recharged mom, your kids can join Paramount School of the Arts staff for fun and games. All workshops will last between 5-10 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the rest of what Downtown Aurora has to offer.