Wandering Aesthetics to offer Children’s improv theatre courses
by Taylor Patterson
Tell your kids to bring their singing voices and dancing shoes! Wandering Aesthetics is offering three improvisational theatre courses this September. Their play-based approach creates an imaginative, explorative, hands-on environment. WA’s Director of Education Kyle Jozsa will lead interactive, relationship-building classes for children ages three to thirteen. Sections will meet once a week and be divided according to age.
“Improv FUNdamentals” is designed for children five to nine. Students will learn quick thinking skills while collaborating with others. High energy exercises and games will root creativity and critical thinking skills. The course is aimed to build confidence and positive relationships.
“Devise & Conquer” will empower ages nine to thirteen on stage. Students will learn to collaborate creative ideas with their peers. Diversity will be celebrated amid learning the basics of devised theatre. Through ensemble exercises and feedback, students will workshop a final performance.
Weekly classes will be held Saturday mornings at The Akron Children’s Museum. A final performance for the two courses will take place Saturday November, 18.
An additional family drop-in class “Let’s Play Pretend!” will be offered to ages three to five on Friday mornings. Costumes, props and imagination will drive each session focused on basic theoretical concepts. With songs and games you will explore performing arts with your child. A parent or guardian must attend sessions with their young performer.
Taylor Patterson is a Kent State journalism student who writes sappy poetry and hugs too many trees.