Sun Valley Museum of Art is excited to present “Crafting the Ensemble,” a workshop specially designed for teens in grades 6–12. Teaching artist Jessica Mayne will lead the workshop on two consecutive Friday afternoons, March 12 and 19, from 1–4 p.m. at the Liberty Theater in Hailey. Teen workshops are generously sponsored by Joyce B. Friedman.
Under the guidance of Company of Fools artist Jessica Mayne, middle and high school students will work together to craft and perform an original piece of theatre using a variety of art forms: visual art, music, spoken word and movement. Jessica Mayne sets a framework and guides students as they choose a theme and create a performance piece, working in a style of theatre known as “devised” or experimental.
Jessica Mayne is a New York-trained actor, singer and producer. She has performed in various theatres across the United States, including Company of Fools during their 23rd season. She is incredibly excited to work with the Fools and SVMoA to keep theatre alive during these trying times.
“We are excited to welcome Jessica back as an instructor in our youth art education programs,” Katelyn Foley, Director of Education and Humanities at SVMoA explains. “Jessica has experience teaching theater in New York City and has most recently joined us as an instructor in Company of Fools’ Stages of Wonder elementary school program.”
In the interest of community health and safety, SVMoA is adhering to CDC guidelines and the Governor of Idaho’s orders as it invites people back to its museum, classes and programs. Museum visitors and class participants should wear face masks and abide by social distancing recommendations. Anyone who feels ill or lives with someone who is ill should stay at home. Also, SVMoA is limiting the number of participants in its museum and programs to assist with safe social distancing.
Students should bring a clean face covering, a snack and a water bottle. Tuition for “Crafting the Ensemble” with Company of Fools artist Jessica Mayne is $10, and advance registration is required. For more information and to reserve a space in the workshop (limited spaces), please visit svmoa.org or call 208.726.9491.