Sprat workshops focus on creating dynamic intergenerational interactions, communication and new experiences, providing mental, physical and social benefits to our Scholars and senior citizens in the community through creative expression. Using the main tenants of Connection, Sharing, and Creation, Las Vegas-based teaching artists work with local seniors and the Scholars to facilitate special workshops on topics including poetry, storytelling, theater, movement, painting, portraiture, sculpting, collage and more. Scholars and staff facilitate artistic workshops for senior citizens, some of whom suffer from brain and memory impairments. Seniors benefit from creative work designed to engage participants both mentally and physically, at their own respective ability levels. Scholars benefit by learning tools for respectful, helpful interaction with older adults; gaining empathy for other disadvantaged persons; understanding the aging process; and satisfying core components of their school and after-school education models.
Mindfulness and Wellness Workshops
Through community partners, Core provides quarterly yoga, healthy eating, healthy relationships, meditation, and group therapy for Scholars. The goal is to reduce stress and emotional reactivity, increase self-awareness and self-regulation, and develop healthy long-term habits that will benefit the Scholars throughout their lives.
Scholars attend six-week art education lesson through the Joyce Straus Foundation for the Arts where they learn how to express themselves through different art mediums including pollution solution art, stamp and print making, and painting. At the end of each session, Scholars have the opportunity to present their artwork to the community.
Ladies in Training
A modern-day etiquette program for young ladies between the ages of 13 – 18, “LIT!” is committed to the development of self-confidence, personal growth, and social graces. Participating Scholars learn skills necessary to build confidence, poise, and ease in diverse social and professional settings.
Scholars are engaged and feel confident in social settings
Scholars understand the importance of art and self-expression
Scholars show empathy to people who are unlike them in age, race, gender, etc.
Scholars develop healthy habits and behaviors
Scholars exhibit appropriate self-control and stress management
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