Mark Making

Mark Making is a hands-on experience for students to explore unique surfaces, light and darkness, and the marks we give and receive. Students work independently in focused increments of time and in different values of graphite. They then converge to discuss the importance of their individual marks.

Deeper impACT

A deeper look into theatre as a CRAFT examining playwriting and script analysis. This program can be “custom designed” to incorporate classroom material or subject matter. This allows students the opportunity to CREATE in order to LEARN. Strong emphasis on solo and collaborative expression through writing, physical and vocal exercises and personal performance.

Basic impACT

An introduction to the vocabulary of theatre and performance as well as the concept of the VOICE and BODY as an “instrument”. Students will participate in exercises that enhance listening, focus, imagination and improvisation. These activities include both solo and ensemble participation and encourage confidence, self-esteem and character development.

I Believe In Me- The Self-Esteem Show

Combining inspiring personal anecdotes with familiar, upbeat songs, Kevin McCarthy, long-time Young Audiences of Western New York teaching artist and audience favorite, demonstrates easy-to-understand

I’m Healthy – The Wellness Show

How do you make learning about wellness cool, fun, and easy to understand? Students will leave ready to take charge of their personal well-being using the artist’s energizing, enjoyable suggestions.

I’m Respectful!- The RESPECT Show!

This program was developed by Kevin specifically for a WNY school using respect as their main theme for the year and the show was a big success! Kevin shows students why it is important to be respectful and outlines the key ways of giving and showing respect.

Friends Forever Show!

Building solid friendships is one of the most important keys to a happy and successful life. This program teaches students how to make friends, be a good friend, and how to develop lasting friendships.