Creative Expression

Female child singing with a mic and headphones

ABOUT THIS SERIES:

Is your child a "creative" who shines on stage? Or is your child shy, looking for a safe space to dabble in self expression? Either way, join this creative expression group to enhance flexibility, spontaneity, and self-confidence through physical activity, vocal exercises, mindfulness, and group acting activities. Brought to you in partnership with our friends at The Miracle Project.

This evidence-based, fun-filled music, movement, and acting program provides inclusive expressive and performing arts opportunities to children and teens of all abilities. The Miracle Project's musical theater classes give young people the opportunity to cultivate positive self expression through music, movement, acting, and story writing. In this class, we nurture participants' interest in their creative expression and give them the space to be seen, heard, and express their creative passions. Through activities such as singing, learning choreography, drawing, writing lyrics, and creating stories, participants will have the opportunity to share their unique talents with the group and connect with peers who share similar artistic interests.

MATERIALS:

  • A computer or tablet with reliable internet and access to Zoom

Wednesdays 3:15pm PT

AGES: 7-12

DURATION: September 15 - November 17, 2021

MEETS: Wednesdays for 60 minutes

TIME: 3:15pm Seattle/ 6:15pm New York/ 8:15am Thursday Sydney

COST: $45 per class billed as a 10-class session

FOUNDER: Elaine Hall

Elaine Hall, The Miracle Project's Founder & Executive Artistic Director, has been referenced by The New York Times as “the child whisperer” and is a pioneer in using theater and movement practices as a portal for connection among individuals with autism and related disabilities. Elaine was a top Hollywood acting coach when her adopted son was diagnosed with autism. When traditional behavioral therapies did not work for him, she developed an innovative methodology combining mindfulness and the expressive arts with what she was learning from autism experts, Dr. Stanley Greenspan, Dr. Ricki Robinson, and Dr. Barry Prizant. The 2008 Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary, AUTISM: The Musical profiles Elaine’s early work with The Miracle Project, which has since been deemed evidence-based and is now being replicated nationally and internationally.

"My son was very happy before and after his classes and would be singing the songs composed during the class. He also tells me he loved the show and tell component of the class. We loved to hear that as communication is such a big topic he's working on."

— Parent of a Creative Expression Student