A Community Investment in Creativity

2009 Blue Heron Explorations (258)Next week, the community of Port Townsend, WA sends its seventh grade student body – around 100 students – to Centrum for a week of artmaking and creativity.

This is a powerful investment for a community to make.

During Tales, Texts & Theater, the
entire seventh grade student body of Port Townsend's Blue Heron Middle
School works with vital, contemporary artists in a variety of
disciplines—creative writing, theatrical movement, music, and visual
art—for a special immersion in creativity.

The lineup of performing,
visual, and literary artist-faculty engages and guides young artists in
the world of arts and ideas, creative risk-taking, and professional
practices. Each day is divided into four workshop sessions. Blue Heron
7th grade students and teachers experience the whole range of workshop

Centrum has been producing this week for seven years at Fort Worden State Park. Seven years. Nearly 1,000 students. This type of community investment is rare, but the results are truly profound. We would like to thank our partners for their support of this program:

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