In our winter series of creative/instructional online workshops, small groups will explore performing and creative arts, fine art, language arts, social justice and science.
Workshops are designed with the belief that when kids are creating, curious, and collaborating, learning is joyful!
|Joy of Puppetry|
|Envisioning an Equitable Future|
Environmental Justice 2
|Vocal Club |
Winter 1 weeks of: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25. 2/1, 2/8
Winter 2 weeks of: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
*Homeschoolers! We do PA 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.
The Joy of Puppetry
Ages 7-11+, Thursdays 1:30-2:30 pm with Linnea deRoche. Tuition $90/6-week session ($60-120 sliding scale)
Snail Mail Magic
Ages 9-15, Mondays 4:30-5:30pm, with Linnea deRoche, Tuition $100/6-week session ($60-120 sliding scale)
Envisioning an Equitable Future
Ages 13+, Mondays 6-7pm with Daniel Farmer. Sliding Scale $60-$200. Please choose a tuition amount within the scale range that reflects your ability to pay and the value of the class.
Art Community *FULL*
Ages 10+, Tuesday & Thursday 11am-12pm with Phil Blank. Tuition $110/6-week session, 2x/wk, ($60-120 sliding scale)
Environmental Justice *FULL*
Ages 11-15, Tuesday 6-7 pm with Daniel Farmer. Tuition $170/12-week session ($120-$220 sliding scale)
Script Study Club
Ages 9-14, Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm with Melissa Church. Tuition $100/6-week session ($60-$120 sliding scale)
Vocal Study Club
Ages 8-14, Wednesday 5:45-6:45 pm with Melissa Church. Tuition $100/6-week session ($60-$120 sliding scale)
Vocal and Script Workshops are paired thematically for a full theater and music study on Wednesdays. Bundle up this winter with both!
Ukelele Song Salon
Ages 9-15, Friday 4:00-5:00 pm with Phil Blank. Tuition *free to anyone registered in a SJ class Winter 2 session (class size limited) $50 as a stand-alone class
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
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
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.
- Most workshops have a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 students.
- Register separately for each workshop.
- Register separately for each young person.
- You can register for Winter 1 and Winter 2 sessions together or separately except where noted.