Tag: Flagstaff Arts Council

FunTown Summer Circus Camp

| July 8, 2017
FunTown Summer Circus Camp

FunTown Summer Circus Camp for Kids is a fun, funky, creative and energetic summer program in Flagstaff! Children and youth (ages 7-13) of all types and ability levels will be encouraged to achieve their highest potential through learning circus skills such as stilt walking, acro balance, tumbling, clowning, aerial dance and trapeze, juggling and more! This years camp will also feature special guests from the Friends of the Rio De Flag to do some education about conservation of the Rio de Flag!

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FunTown Summer Circus Camp

| June 11, 2017
FunTown Summer Circus Camp

FunTown Summer Circus Camp for Kids is a fun, funky, creative and energetic summer program in Flagstaff! Children and youth (ages 7-13) of all types and ability levels will be encouraged to achieve their highest potential through learning circus skills such as stilt walking, acro balance, tumbling, clowning, aerial dance and trapeze, juggling and more! This years camp will also feature special guests from the Friends of the Rio De Flag to do some education about conservation of the Rio de Flag!

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Educator Highlight: Betsy Hamill — Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA)

| March 15, 2017
Educator Highlight: Betsy Hamill — Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA)

Betsy Hamill is a dynamic teacher of African dance and world music here in Flagstaff, Arizona. Hamill’s background includes extensive musical training from Carnegie Mellon University, where her focus was on the French Horn, and the California institute of the Arts where she received a BFA in World Music with a focus on Ewe Drumming and Dance from Ghana. …

For the past 6 years Betsy Hamill has served as Co-Director at the Center for Indigenous Music along with her husband Chad. She also teaches multiple music and dance classes at the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA). She has established the FALA World Music Ensemble, the FALA Action Band (FAB) and a retro jazzy fun music group called Falunk. Her classes at FALA are so popular that there are waiting lists for students to get in.

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Educator Highlight: Sheila White of Marshall Magnet Elementary School receives 2017 Viola Award for Excellence in Arts Education

| March 8, 2017
Educator Highlight: Sheila White of Marshall Magnet Elementary School receives 2017 Viola Award for Excellence in Arts Education

Sheila White makes her impression on the Flagstaff music community as both an educator and a community musician. She is currently the general music, world drumming, and beginning band instructor at Marshall Magnet Elementary School (MMES). She also plays in the Flagstaff Community Band and works as the Orchestra Manager for Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (FSO), as well as performing as a member of the clarinet section.

Ms. White’s impact on MMES students goes far beyond the music program. She is the creator of the 2016 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program at MMES. This school-wide program was developed to define, implement, and evaluate a multi-tiered system of support which includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment. Additionally, her special education dual certification and dedication to parental involvement makes her an irreplaceable asset at MMES.

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Spring Break Circus Camp

| February 13, 2017
Spring Break Circus Camp

Flagstaff Arts Council and Flagstaff Aerial Arts are pleased to announce The Spring Break Circus Camp taking place March 13- March 17, 2017. The camp will be held at the Coconino Center for the Arts from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. daily with a culminating performance on Friday, March 17.

The Spring Break Circus Camp is a fun and creative program where children and youth of all types and ability levels will be encouraged to achieve their highest potential. They will learn circus skills such as acro balance, tumbling, clowning, aerial silks, lyra, comedy improv and juggling. Participants will learn empowerment of self and others, character development through our inclusive structure, and how to think creatively.

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Educator Highlight: Joe Cornett — Flagstaff High School

| February 8, 2017
Educator Highlight: Joe Cornett — Flagstaff High School

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Arts Education.

Joe Cornett is a teacher of digital photography at Flagstaff High School, who has been noted for his excellence as an arts educator both in the classroom and in the wider community. Cornett makes an effort to provide his students with opportunities for exploring art beyond the classroom. His students are always well represented in the annual Youth Art Exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts.

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Creative Aging Workshop: November 1st

| October 24, 2016
Creative Aging Workshop: November 1st

Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Flagstaff Arts Council to learn more about Creative Aging, an exciting national movement to advance understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging.

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Creative Aging Workshop: November 1st

| October 18, 2016
Creative Aging Workshop: November 1st

Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Flagstaff Arts Council to learn more about Creative Aging, an exciting national movement to advance understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging.

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Creative Aging Workshop

| October 10, 2016
Creative Aging Workshop

Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Flagstaff Arts Council to learn more about Creative Aging, an exciting national movement to advance understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging.

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Northern Arizona Book Festival Reading

| October 10, 2016
Northern Arizona Book Festival Reading

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to partner with the Northern Arizona Book Festival to present a reading and book signing on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The event will take place at the Coconino Center for the Arts at 7:00 p.m.

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