In our fall series of creative/instructional online workshops, small groups will explore performing and creative arts, language arts, math and social studies.
Workshops are designed with the belief that when kids are creating, curious, and collaborating, learning is joyful!
|Theater Scenes & Play|
|Podcast Creation 11:00-12:30|
|Mexico-US Relations |
September 13 – December 10 with a week off November 22-26.
Any make-up classes will be held the week of December 13-17
* Tuition can be paid all at once. If needed you can also pay half up front with the second half due October 15th.
* Homeschoolers! We do Pennsylvania end-of-year evaluations! Contact us to learn more about how some of our workshops can be applied towards credit on middle/high school transcripts.
Math Exploration: MATH REBELLION!
Ages 10-14 Thursdays 1:15-2:20 with Lhianna Bodiford. Tuition $200/12 week session ($150-$250 sliding scale)
Theater: Scene and Play Acting
Ages 7-11, Tuesdays 11:00-12:00, with Linnea deRoche, Tuition $200/12-week session ($150-250 sliding scale)
Theater: Monologues (Read/Perform/Write)
Ages 9-14, Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 with Linnea deRoche. Tuition $200/12 week session ($150-$250 sliding scale)
Ages 9-16 with Phil Blank, Fridays 11:00-12:30. Tuition $200/12 week session ($150-$250 sliding scale) + $25 materials fee
Social Studies: Mexico-US Relations
Ages 12+ Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm with Daniel Farmer. Tuition $225/12-week session ($175-$275 sliding scale)
Staging Journeys co-creators Melissa Church and Linnea deRoche are joined with fellow teachers who are experienced in the arts, in education, and in subject-related fields. We are practiced in shaping content around the interests and abilities of students, and in building community among young people.
Our workshops are not adult-presentation-driven; they are creative and collaborative. Teachers design and lead workshops with an effort to center anti-racism and inclusivity in age-appropriate ways.
Melissa Church (she/her) has an M. Ed., certifications in Elementary, Special Ed., and as a Reading Specialist, and over 20 years of teaching experience. She is a children’s theater director, worldschool/homeschool parent, and international family travel leader. Read more…
Linnea deRoche (they/them) has a B.A. in Communication and an M. Ed. with a focus on anti-racism and playful self-inquiry, they teach in classrooms, direct theater and also facilitate workshops for LGBTQIA+ youth, English Language Learners, unschoolers, and other radical groups of all ages. Read more…
Daniel Farmer (he/him) has a B.A. in Environmental Studies. He is creator of The Alley, an allyship community and anti-racist consulting company. He is an environmental educator, Spanish tutor, and world traveler currently living in Taiwan. Daniel recently served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mexico. He is excited about any opportunity to engage with youth and adults alike about their place in the world.
Phil Blank (he/him) is a practicing illustrator, artist and former librarian working in watercolor, ink and oil paint. He loves to tell historical stories with images and words. The heart of his work is his sketchbook practice, which has formed the basis of workshops that he has offered to adults and children alike. In his spare time, he is a homeschooling dad and an obsessive guitarist and accordion player. See more PhilBlank.com
Lhianna Bodiford (she/her) is the mother of three with a degree in Civil Engineering and extensive training in Math Circle Facilitation. More importantly, she truly loves math. After taking a break from math to study physics, then to study engineering and later flamenco dancing, and later to start a family, Lhianna realized that she missed playing with math. In recent years, she has run Math Circles, Math Fun Days, Math Salons, and Math Exploration Classes for homeschoolers. Lhianna is the Math Guide at Quadrat Academy, an alternative Middle and High School in Philadelphia.
Sliding scale is a tool that allows workshops to be offered at multiple price points based on individual family circumstances and the importance of equity. Additional scholarships are also available. We aim to never turn a young person away due to finances.
- The amount listed as the tuition price allows us to run the workshop affordably with 5-10 students.
- If you need to pay a lower amount on the scale to participate, feel free to do so.
- If you are able to pay a higher amount on the scale, doing so allows us to cover additional programming expenses.
Tuition is paid directly to individual teachers via PayPal or Venmo through the online registration forms linked above.
Tuition can be paid all at once. If needed you can also pay half up front with the second half due October 15th.
- Most workshops have a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 students.
- Register separately for each workshop.
- Register separately for each young person.
The SJ program has been an empowering and exciting theater and community experience for my daughter. Linnea and Melissa really “get kids,” and create a warm, welcoming and wildly creative space for young people to grow themselves in positive and powerful ways. SJ stands out as a place that nurtures so much more than a singular skill. You can expect your child to engage in deep thinking, to learn to appreciate multiple perspectives and to be challenged to create something uniquely in their own voice. – Parent Rachel Schwartzman